December 20, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Arcare Parkwood celebrated their first-ever Christmas together with a party for families and friends.
The party was a huge success as many family members attended and the clients all had a fun time.
The kitchen team had whipped up an amazing variety of food for all to enjoy.
For example, there were shrimp cocktails, garlic bread, cheese platters, calamari, curry puffs and so much more.
For those with a sweet tooth, there were cakes, sweets, fruits and punch to satisfy their cravings.
As the live entertainers began singing some Christmas songs, people began dancing, singing and clapping along to the joyful music.
There was even a surprise visit from Santa himself!
He made his grand entrance while everyone was chatting by ringing his bell and belting out his hearty ‘ho ho ho’ laugh.
He also brought with him a big bag of presents for all the clients at Arcare Parkwood.
One by one, the clients were brought up to Santa where they were presented with a gift.
Many of them also had the opportunity to sit on Santa’s knee and take a photo together as Santa blew them a kiss.
Everyone had a great time at Arcare Parkwood’s first Christmas party.
The mood was great and the people were even better; we could not have asked for a better group of people to celebrate our first Christmas with.
Since opening in November 2019, over 20 clients have moved in to our newest Arcare residence.
And now, they have all gradually become good friends as they spend quite a bit of time together in the café, in the lounge rooms and in the dining rooms.
You will often find them chatting and laughing together as if they have known each other for their whole lives.
Thank you to everyone who celebrated our first Christmas with us, it is great to have you all as part of the Arcare Parkwood team.
Oh, Christmas Tree by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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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.