December 23, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Ten clients who were part of the residence choir group were seated at the front of the theatre, all wearing their matching red and green Christmas shirts.
There were over 40 people in the audience that night but the group was feeling pretty confident and happy because they have been practicing for a while now.
As the evening of carols began, the melodic voices of the choir group and the instrumental piano could be heard throughout the residence.
They sang a number of carols such as ‘Away in a Manger’, ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ and ‘We Wish you a Merry Christmas.
And song after song, the audience moved to the music and gave many rounds of applause.
“I really enjoyed tonight, the singing was great,” client Merle commented.
There were light snacks and refreshments available after the carols, where many clients and their families stayed to chat.
Adding to the Christmas spirit, residence manager Radhika also thoughtfully made personalised gifts, featuring her own drawings and quilling for the clients.
As the fairy lights twinkled on in the central courtyard, the conversations kept flowing as many enjoyed the cool outdoors and celebrated this festive season together.
It truly was a magical evening filled with festive singing, cheery conversations and joyful laughs.
Wish Background, Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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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.