April 16, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
As the students of Peregian Springs State School were sad to find out that they are not able to go on their weekly visit to Arcare Peregian Springs, they decided to write some letters and send some pictures to let the clients know they had not forgotten them and that they are very much in their thoughts at this difficult time.
The students wrote some funny jokes to bring some laughter, joy and smiles to the faces of the people that read them.
They wanted to reach out and reassure the clients through this simple act of kindness, with the children learning the most valuable lesson in life, ‘Love Thy Neighbour’.
The clients were so overwhelmed by the inspirational stories and great jokes. They were also very grateful to the students for taking the time to think of them and to share lots of happiness and laughter.
The handwritten letters provide the clients with a sense of meaning, comfort and inspiration as they cherish being able to stay in touch with those they love and have built friendships with.
Thank you to Peregian Springs State School and to all your students and teachers for organising this inspirational link.
Besides letters from the school students, clients and families have been using Zoom to spend quality time chatting and catching up.
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.