June 19, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
The sun was shining and you could see the clear, blue skies at Arcare Parkinson. You could also smell the delicious aroma of smoky, grilled sausages.
It was around lunchtime when clients Yvonne and Geraldine donned their colourful aprons and hats to cook some sausages for everyone.
As they were firing up the barbie, they sipped on their lemonade and concentrated on getting those sausages golden brown.
You can just see the look of intense concentration on their faces!
They also shared a few stories as they cooked.
Yvonne explained that she never really cooked up the barbecue and it was always her husband who did all the outdoor cooking. So for her, this was a first!
“I love helping to cook the monthly BBQ,” Geraldine commented.
Cooking brings about many benefits for our clients at Parkinson. We always encourage them to try something new and to try it for themselves.
Cooking also activates their senses, triggers happy memories of being in the kitchen and encourages social bonding with others and self-expression.
It was truly a beautiful day to be outside.
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.