April 24, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
Ralph usually has an afternoon nap in the residence of Arcare Peregian Springs, but when Ralph was informed by Lifestyle Coordinator Di that he had an admirer who wanted to talk to him, he wondered which of his friends it could be. Ralph was smiling from ear to ear when he saw his very good friend of four years, Trish. They have known each other for four years, ever since Ralph moved into the residence.
Trish is one the many entertainers here at Arcare Peregian Springs who has been with us from the start.
Ralph and his late wife Doreen, like many of the clients, have developed great friendships with our long-term entertainers.
Trish brought Ralph a gift and they talked through the window for about 40 minutes.
When they finished chatting, Ralph shared with us that he felt like a very lucky man to have such great friends.
Ralph was overwhelmed by Trish’s genuine friendship and kindness, especially in visiting him during the preventative lockdown period.
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.