March 12, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
During one of Arcare Slacks Creek’s monthly Resident’s Meeting, client Joyce suggested a trip to her favourite go-to shop for Yatala pies.
A number of the other clients enthusiastically agreed that they would also enjoy a trip to Yatala Pies.
The iconic Pie Shop has been operating for over 100 years and many clients have memories of visiting the shop.
Joy and her late husband Trevor used to come on dates here every month while Dell recalled coming here with all mates in her younger days.
Joyce shared with us that she used to bring her children here and now, her children bring her a Yatala pie when they visit her at Arcare Slacks Creek.
As the clients tucked into their yummy pies while sharing their fond memories, Lifestyle team member Monica asked if the pies still tasted the same, some clients said the portions were bigger or perhaps their appetites were smaller.
Others simply said that the pies were just as they remember and some even had room for caramel tart for dessert!
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.