May 19, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
With clients missing the company of daughters, friends and family members, the Lifestyle team decided to bring in a little colour and fun.
In two different sessions, we gathered together in the Boronia activity room for some social distancing craft where we created something special for families and friends on the outside.
As the clients entered the room, some of them were curious to know what they would be doing today, in reply Lifestyle Assistant Lisa said, ‘We’ll be making some Mother’s Day cards and probably also making a big mess. Because the more mess you make, the more fun you’ll have!’
Using colourful card stock, flowers, patterned paper, stickers, glue, glitter and a bit of their imagination, the clients certainly made a mess while enjoying the activity!
They crafted some lovely cards to give to all the mothers they know and Winifred Boyd, one of the clients from the Wattle community was particularly efficient.
She managed to create three cards in one session!
Everyone that came to the card-making activity enjoyed keeping their hands and minds busy and we look forward to the next craft activity where we can make a mess together again!
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.