January 9, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
Clients at Arcare Hope Island welcomed the New Year in with a New Year’s Eve party full of food, fun and festivities.
Served champagne and wine, clients and their families were also treated to a wonderful assortment of canapes while Suzie entertained and engaged the audience by singing old favourites.
She sang a number of songs that included artists like Dolly Parton right through to ‘Mamma Mia’ by ABBA.
Clients could not help but sway in their seats and sing along to their favourite songs!
Suzie even graciously invited one of the clients to sing a duet with her.
The client was so excited to be singing in front of an audience that they continued to sing duet after duet together, while fellow clients clapped and cheered loudly, showing their support.
A team member was also encouraged to sing a duet and again, the clients clapped as they enjoyed the spontaneous performance.
Everyone had such a great time that when it was time for Suzie to leave, the clients chanted for another song and Suzie ended up staying a little longer and singing a few more songs.
The clients were in such a great mood that they stayed back to chat with one another and told Suzie how much they loved the concert.
Many clients and family members commented, ‘We had a fantastic time, we all loved the music and the food. It was a great party and a great way to start the New Year!’
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.