June 29, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
Pets just ooze with unconditional love and the clients at Arcare Peregian Springs are strong advocates for all things related to pets, especially their furry friends!
The benefits of pet therapy for the clients include reducing anxiety levels, depression, loneliness and stress while increasing social interactions and physical activities.
Our furry friends bring a sense of fulfilment, inspiration and happiness as well as impacting the overall well-being of the clients in a positive way.
Vera calls Felix the cat her furry friend as she just loves talking to him and giving him cuddles.
‘I love having pet therapy as they provide such great companionship,’ Ralph shared.
Here at Arcare Peregian Springs, we have many furry friends that come to visit and they all range in size too.
Whether big or small, these animals with big hearts bring a little cheer to the clients and smiles to the residence team members.
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.