January 15, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
It had only been a week or two since Les Walker, the Deputy Mayor of Townsville last visited the Arcare North Shore residence.
However, his presence was missed as he was requested again by one special group of clients!
By special invitation, the card-making group at Arcare North Shore had handwritten a personal letter, asking Les if he would like to join their group.
Of course, Les graciously accepted the invitation and swiftly arrived for the card-making group’s next meeting.
Laughter rang from the activities room as Les and the clients shared many interesting stories from their lives.
One of their favourite topics was talking about Les’ pet poodle!
Client Maureen Hurst commented, ‘He is such a lovely man!’
The card group has already expressed their desire for Les return for another visit and we look forward to seeing him again in very near future.
‘I can’t wait for him to come back and visit!’ client Doreen Miller said.
We want to say a big thank you to Les for making us feel part of this Townsville community.
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.