October 28, 2020
The hearts of clients in Arcare Parkwood were set ablaze when their recent cooking demonstration took a fire-y turn.
Catering Manager Tim was going about his day, cooking up some frittatas with spinach, sweet potatoes and feta for the clients, when oil was poured into the hot pan and the smoke alarm suddenly went off.
It wasn’t long before this attracted the attention of the local fire brigade…
Thankfully, when they arrived, Tim realised that the firemen were old friends of his, so he was able to pull a few strings and smooth things out with them.
We also found out that two of the firemen who arrived were related to one of the clients, Sylvia.
One of them was her son-in-law and the other was her grandson.
In the heat of the moment, this happy coincidence soon transformed the afternoon cooking demonstration into a photoshoot with the fireries.
‘We were hoping for good-looking firemen and we got them!’ the clients exclaimed.
After they had left and the cooking demonstration was complete, the clients in our Arcare Parkwood community could not stop talking about the event.
‘This just made my day; it really was the best cooking demonstration ever. The Parkwood team can certainly organise the best entertainment,’ a client commented.
Now, many have asked when they can expect their next trailblazing event…
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. Jamie has worked with Brisbane's top Public Relations firms and participated in an intensive language program in Tokyo, Japan.