July 12, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Clients from Arcare North Shore were up bright and early to get prepared for a very special day – our second birthday!
Two years ago today, we opened our doors to North Queensland as the first Arcare to be built in the tropics.
To celebrate our day, we are holding a special Purple Tie party. We encouraged the ladies and gents alike to scan their wardrobes to find their special purple outfit for the day.
Our magnificent cake was made by Maria, our talented Belgium chocolate cake designer here in Townsville who went all out to design this masterpiece for our guests.
We celebrated our milestone listening and dancing to Rockin’ Ray who sang our birthday songs right up until lunch time.
The cutting of the cake brought two special guests to North Shore. Townsville Mayor Jenny Hill and Deputy Mayor Cr Les Walker helped James our Residence Manager to cut the cake and everyone graciously posed for a photo.
There were smiles all around as we handed out pink champagne and pink lemonade and served birthday cake to all.
The birthday celebration was also shared with one of our clients, Olive Bell. It was Olive’s 80th birthday so her family shared the celebration with us and we are so glad they did as we all had such a wonderful time.
It was wonderful to see a mix of young and older people who were able to come together and have a great time. This shows that there is no age limit to having a great party!
We felt really appreciated with the efforts that everyone went to for our party and having the mayors there really demonstrated our strong bond with the community.
Our manager James and Theresa our chef had another surprise for our lifestyle manager Tracey, who shared a birthday in the same week as Arcare as they presented her with a beautiful white chocolate cake.
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.