December 23, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
As the sun was about to set at Arcare Peregian Springs, the residence choir group got ready for an evening of singing at their annual carols.
After months of practice, it was finally the chance for them to show off their singing skills.
As they found their seats, chatted to friends and warmed up their vocal cords, family members began streaming into the beautiful outdoor courtyard.
Many were excited to see their parent or grandparent performing classic Christmas carols, as they got up to take many photos of their loved ones.
With over 30 clients from Arcare Peregian Springs participating in the annual carols, it wasn’t long before the courtyard was filled with excited family members of all ages.
Together, the clients also wore matching red shirts to celebrate the festive season.
Decorated with multi-coloured fairy lights and surrounded by lush greenery, the courtyard was the place to be.
As the live musicians began to strum on the guitar and sing a few notes, the clients joined in with their harmonious voices resonating throughout the courtyard.
Having the opportunity to sing Christmas carols with their friends and families makes it a very memorable moment for the clients.
And it brings them a lot of joy to be with their loved ones during this festive season.
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 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.