July 19, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Being involved with the local community and forming local friendships is what Arcare Peregian Springs is all about.
Through the Men’s Shed program, many of our clients have greatly benefited from it.
Men from our residence were invited to a special barbecue lunch at Coolum Men’s Shed.
Currently, there are about 15 men working at the Coolum shed and clients from our residence certainly enjoyed meeting them all and sharing their stories, experiences and history.
The clients were then invited to have a walk around the men’s workshop where they had many discussions about handy man’s work, their life journeys and their shared interests, such as fishing, travelling, working and families.
After a little tour of the workshop, everyone sat down with their newfound mates to fire up the barbie and enjoy a barbecued lunch along with a beer of course!
As they sat and ate along the veranda, there were more stories shared among the men. They all laughed and chatted as if they had known each other for years!
Being surrounded by friends truly gives them a sense of purpose and belonging.
The whole outing was very much enjoyed by everyone with an invitation to return to Coolum Men’s Shed.
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.