October 28, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
A couple of times a month, clients have the opportunity to enjoy a piano performance at Arcare Helensvale.
The musical performance is led by volunteer Fay, who lives at The Gardens on Lindfield, a retirement village just next door.
As she played some golden oldies from their era, the clients closed their eyes and enjoyed the music.
If they knew the song, they would even clap and sing along to it!
As Fay continued to play on the studio piano, the keys and the notes reverberated throughout the residence.
To hear the piano music flowing through all the halls really brings a sense of joy and peace to all the clients and team members.
Everyone definitely looks forward to Fay’s piano singalong sessions!
Occasionally, a few ladies from Arcare Helensvale will also go over to the retirement village to join in the combined morning tea.
This is a great example of the local community coming together!
And it is also a great way for the clients at Arcare Helensvale to meet new people and make friends of different ages.
If you are interested in volunteering at our aged care residence, you can find out more on our website or give our reception a call.
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.