August 26, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Puzzle Mania has hit Arcare Hope Island and everyone is simply loving this new activity!
Typically, the clients keep their love for puzzles to themselves by doing it in their own rooms.
But after getting together for a residence discussion, the clients realised that they aren’t alone in their love for puzzles! There are many who love doing them too.
This has now turned into an activity that brings fellow clients, families, children and team members together.
Some things just don’t go out of fashion!
Client Margaret purchased a puzzle board for her room, but it was too big, so the Lifestyle team set it up in a lounge area and now it’s a hive of activity that brings everyone together.
The Lifestyle team also purchased a Puzzle Table which has been used the most by client Betty.
After talking to Betty, she happily gave us a thumbs up as she has just completed her 1500 piece puzzle!
Her love of puzzles came from an early career as a dressmaking for Grettell’s Boutique in Brisbane for 6 years.
Betty stated that all the pattern pieces had to fit just like a puzzle otherwise the outfit wouldn’t look right. She sure has a keen eye for detail!
Now, her passion for puzzles has been passed on through the family as her grandchildren also enjoy doing them.
Puzzles are such a great, relaxing way to keep the mind active.
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.