January 6, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
The clients at Arcare North Lakes sure know how to party with their Silent Disco activity!
As the clients get ready for a round of stimulating dancing, they put on their best dancing shoes and clothes and were given a set of headphones.
“I love the colours of dressing up, it is bright and it makes me feel really happy,” a client commented.
They were soon surprised to hear the sound of their favourite songs playing in their ears!
The Silent Disco activity was implemented here at Arcare North Lakes as the clients are huge fans of anything related to music.
Therefore, the lifestyle team decided to step it up a notch from their weekly concerts and introduce Silent Disco.
During the Silent Disco sessions, there are 10 sets of headphones and an instructor will lead the group through actions or lyrics using a mic.
The music then plays through an iPod or a phone using platforms like iTunes or Spotify.
Team members from Arcare North Lakes also regularly join in the dancing and singing, which makes the experience even better for the clients.
“I always look forward to my session of silent disco music therapy,” a client shared.
With colourful lights from the disco ball bouncing off the lounge room, the residence is transformed into one big party house.
The clients enjoy the Silent Discos as they always leave with big smiles on their faces, after personally experiencing the positive effects that music, dance and laughter can bring.
Jamie Loh is Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Queensland. Jamie joined the Arcare team in early 2019, stepping straight into her responsibilities which include communications with the broader community and some internal communications responsibilities. Jamie is a firm advocate for consistent, varied communications to help bridge the gap between those living in aged care residences and those living in wider communities. Jamie utilises a broad array of strategies to help improve messaging and boost brand awareness. Jamie is passionate about improving engagement between those who are enjoying their retirement in Arcare residences and family and friends who live in the wider community. She is always advocating for new methods of communicating, including new strategies and mediums. After graduating from Brisbane State High School in 2014, Jamie attended the University of Queensland where she earned a Bachelor's Degree in Communications (Public Relations) and Arts (Japanese). During her time at the University of Queensland, Jamie attended an intensive exchange program at Waseda University in Tokyo for two months.