October 1, 2020
Sally at Arcare Peregian Springs shares the story of how she came to own a beautiful antique desk, known as the ‘Captain’s Desk’ in her suite.
She shared with us that it was a gift from her first father-in-law in the late 1960’s.
He was a Chaplain in the Army in England and had dedicated parts of his life on the front-line providing holistic support to soldiers.
Sally fondly remembers him telling her that the desk was originally used by Captains in the army during the French revolution.
The portable desk would be pulled apart and then carried into the war zone for the Captains to write their war correspondence and orders on.
Sally always loved the desk because she had a huge amount of respect and tenderness for her father-in-law.
Till today, Sally still uses her desk diligently and keeps her most treasured photos in it.
She cherishes the memories and emotions that have travelled with the desk, whether they are her own or her father-in-law’s.
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. Jamie has worked with Brisbane's top Public Relations firms and participated in an intensive language program in Tokyo, Japan.