January 15, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
The team members at Arcare North Shore were treated to a delightfully dainty surprise, all thanks to the lovely Melissa.
Melissa is a team member at Arcare North Shore who brightens everyone’s day with her cheerful and happy demeanour.
Just last week, Melissa treated the other team members to some of her beautiful handmade creations.
To relax from her busy schedule and to express her creativity, Melissa spends her free time making some fantastic earrings.
And when she gives out them out to people, everyone can’t help but get excited at receiving this handmade gift of hers.
Just before we thought Melissa could not get any nicer, she left a stand full of earrings in the residence with a note that read:
‘Attention everyone: yes, the earrings are new and unused. I make them as a hobby. Please take a pair as my gift to you! If you don’t want them, maybe take a pair for mum, sister, partner or friends. Love and hugs to all, Melissa.’
Soon, word had spread and everyone could be seen quickly popping in and out of the staff room, flaunting their newfound jewellery.
Arcare North Shore’s team members are very thankful for all the hard work and effort Melissa puts in, not only to her work, but also for her friends at work and the clients at the residence.
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.