May 24, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
A special morning tea was hosted at Arcare Slacks Creek to show our appreciation and love for our wonderful group of volunteers.
Every week, they come into our residence and help with various activities like knitting groups, morning teas, outings, birthdays and the list goes on!
They are always enthusiastic in helping out with events and they love making friends with the clients.
Some have even developed very strong friendships with the team members and clients here.
Our volunteers are very special people and with their help, Arcare Slacks Creek is always full of interesting activities and events that are enjoyed by everyone.
When asked the question, “How does it make you feel when you volunteer your time to help other people?”
They said, “I have lots of fun and I am always smiling. I simply love spending time with friends, making new friends and catching up with old friends.”
Our amazing volunteers are Yvonne, Elaine, Shelia, Ann, Ray and Maureen.
Volunteers enhance the Arcare experience for our clients and we are very grateful to have them working alongside us.
Across all of our Arcare residences, we are always looking forward to welcome new volunteers!
More information here: https://arcare.com.au/volunteer-sign-up/
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.