December 23, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Clients, families and friends all enjoyed the Christmas Party at Arcare Peregian Springs, with many wives, daughters and granddaughters joining us in the celebrations.
The tables were set with special placemats, menus and bon bons.
Starting the day with mince pies for morning tea, lunch was roast turkey with sage and hazelnut stuffing served with cranberry sauce or roast pork with crackling and apple sauce.
There was also sweet potato, spinach and roasted capsicum roulade, which were all served with roasted seasoned root vegetables, green beans and buttered carrots.
Not forgetting dessert, there was plum pudding with brandy sauce.
Then, along came Santa Clause ringing his Christmas bell with his helper, Gingerbread man.
Together, they were giving out cards and gifts to everyone.
During the Christmas party, bon bons were pulled, party hats were put on and the fun began in all five dining rooms.
The party was enjoyed by everyone with many families socialising with one another.
It was truly a very special and inspirational moment as celebrating Christmas with family and friends gave the clients a sense of continuity and fulfilment.
Team members from Arcare Peregian Springs also dressed up in their Christmas outfits, adding to the Christmas fun and celebrations.
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.