November 21, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
A sea of red adorned the halls of the Arcare North Shore residence for Remembrance Day.
Poppies were visible as far as the eye could see!
1,111 poppies to be exact were handcrafted by the hard-working clients, volunteers and students from St Clare’s Primary School to commemorate the 11th day of the 11th month.
Over a long period of time, the clients and the students had worked in collaboration to create a ‘sea of poppies’ to help signify the importance of the 11th day and the 11th hour and what it truly meant.
“It’s so bright and beautiful!” Elda exclaimed.
Friendships were created by working together and laughter rang throughout the community every time the clients and the students gathered together.
The poppy making also represented the relationship and convergence of the elderly and the young.
John Forester is the holder of the Order of Australia medal and he had the honour of laying the wreath.
With the help of one of the lovely students from St Clare’s, together they placed a poppy wreath upon the cross.
“It was a lovely service,” John commented.
Overall, the morning was a great way to remember those who fought for us.
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.