November 20, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Lifestyle team member Adel was delighted to welcome and introduce some old friends to the Arcare Helensvale community.
She had invited the wonderful ukulele band from the Halcyon Greens Community to perform.
Many of the clients were able to experience a new type of music through their ukulele performance.
And they thoroughly enjoyed a full hour and a half of joyous singing, dancing and laughing.
The clients simply could not get enough!
Every time the ukulele band was getting ready to pack up and leave, the Arcare Helensvale clients all shouted “one more, one more!”.
Everyone was waving their arms and hands in the air, even the most reserved clients let down their hair and did a little dance on the dancefloor.
Client Neil enthusiastically got up to swirl Adel across the dancefloor.
You know we had a good time as our happy voices travelled upstairs and throughout the residence.
Many intriguing visitors and clients could not help but come down to investigate where all the fun was coming from!
“This was hands down the best entertainment we’ve ever had during my time here,” client Shona commented.
Clients Joy and Marea also went up to ukulele band, insisting that they come back for another lively performance!
Client Joan was very appreciative that Peter, one of the musicians from the band, personally came to speak to her as she could not see them very well during their performance.
Everyone is excited to have them back at the Arcare Helensvale residence, bringing along with them the melodic tunes of the Hawaiian ukulele.
And the band has even promised to visit us again in December.
Jamie Loh is Arcare's Community Marketing Officer for Queensland. Jamie joined the Arcare team in mid 2019, stepping straight into her responsibilities which include communications with the broader community, community engagement and internal communications responsibilities. Jamie is a firm advocate for consistent communications and engaging ideas to help bridge the gap between those living in aged care residences and the wider communities. Jamie utilises a diverse array of strategies to help improve messaging and boost brand awareness and is always advocating for new methods of communicating in different 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 worked with Brisbane's top Public Relations firms and participated in an intensive language program in Tokyo, Japan.