December 10, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
People of all ages came to celebrate Arcare Parkinson’s third birthday at their Christmas Carols party.
It was a great atmosphere as there was relaxing music playing, delicious food being served and plenty of chats happening.
Clients, family members, team members, volunteers and visitors enjoyed the feast of fried food in the residence foyer.
Lachlan Barry, one of Arcare’s partnered musicians came to sing a few Christmas carols and old rock songs to the enthusiastic crowd.
When the live music started, many got on their feet and danced around the foyer with their close friends and family.
As they were spinning and twirling to the entertaining music, others enjoyed the live music and dancing while clapping their hands and tapping their feet.
Arcare Parkinson’s Christmas Carols was also the perfect opportunity to celebrate the residence’s third birthday, since opening in 2016.
As residence manager Sandra, client Stella Chris and lifestyle coordinator Jodie prepared to cut the cake, everyone burst out in song to sing a joyous ‘Happy Birthday’.
‘It’s been a wonderful three years at Arcare Parkinson and we cannot wait for many more celebrations together,’ Jodie said.
As the Christmas lights twinkled on the big tree in the foyer, slowly the evening went on as people sipped on their bubblies and enjoyed the silky sounds of their sentimental favourites.
Happy birthday to everyone at Arcare Parkinson!
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.