November 20, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
To keep up with the Arcare Slacks Creek tradition of DIY projects, the Arcare Slacks Creek team got together to make some fascinators.
Client Joyce won the Melbourne Cup Hat Competition and received a golden trophy, which she proudly held up to show everyone.
Her fascinator was a beautiful shade of pink with lots of blue flowers, butterflies, feathers and beads.
She had such a big smile on her face as she posed for photos with the Griffith University students.
Other clients also had the opportunity to get their creative juices flowing from making their own colourful fascinators.
And for the Melbourne Cup celebrations, they wore their own creations for the whole day, revelling in the attention.
Some of the team members also pretended to be jockeys in the Arcare Slacks Creek Hobbie Horse races.
The Hobbie Horse races were an opportunity for the clients to bet on who they thought would win each race.
And if they got it right, they would win prizes.
This was all part of the Arcare Slacks Creek Melbourne Cup fun!
Lifestyle Coordinator Josie did a wonderful job of organising the games, the activities and the props.
The clients definitely had a lot of fun from their own version of the Melbourne Cup.
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.