June 3, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
On a beautiful day, clients at Arcare Parkinson celebrated nature and flowers by getting involved in a flower arranging class.
Clients met with Nilmini from Floral Design to get started on their designs.
Different types of beautiful orange flowers and greenery were used to create 3 different arrangements.
“It was a wonderful morning being surrounded by beautiful flowers,” Geraldine said.
Jean also commented on how the colours for the various flowers amazing.
Clients were able to assist with the design and ask many questions about how they are created and the inspiration behind each creation.
Clients also got to touch and smell the flowers for themselves.
This was a great mental and sensory experience for everyone as they got to have their input in the flower designs.
Being able to physically handle the flowers also brought back a lot of memories for those who enjoyed gardening.
Margaret recalled “I used to do flower arranging when I was young, so it was great watching someone else create an arrangement”.
A wonderful morning of discussion around design, gardening, creativity and flowers continued long after the flower arranging class was over.
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.