May 10, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Love is very important to us at Arcare Peregian Springs, we celebrated Ralph and Doreen’s 69th wedding anniversary.
Ralph and Doreen have been inseparable since the day Ralph set eyes on Doreen at the tender age of 16.
They got married on 25th March, 1950 at 3pm, and their love for each other still shines through the simplest of gestures, like like holding hands or sharing memories through a smile.
Their first meeting was at a dance; but their first date was at the pictures where they sat in the back row.
They currently have two daughters; Linda and Jan, 4 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Ralph and Doreen both agree they have great family support.
These days, the couple face the beginning of dementia and their home is here with us at Arcare Peregian Springs. With some assistance, they are able to enjoy the simpler things in life together.
They participate in most activities together. Ralph and Doreen enjoy outings with assistance because of Doreen health needs; but this still does not stop the couple enjoying life to the fullest, with a sense of continuity, meaning, enjoyment and fulfillment.
Ralph and Doreen both love their home here at Arcare Peregian Springs; have made many friendships with staff, volunteers, entertainers and fellow residents. Congratulations from all here at Arcare Peregian Springs.
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.