October 30, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
The month of October brings about a special celebration for clients and their families at Arcare Peregian Springs .
Over 200 people turned up to Arcare Peregian Springs’ October Spring Festival!
Organised by lifestyle coordinator Di, there was face-painting for the kids, potted plants for sale, raffle prizes, free books, a sausage sizzle, a jumble sale, and pikelets and coffee available for visitors.
But the animal farm and pony rides were a big hit with the kids!
The local animal farm had brought a variety of animals such as goats, sheep, piglets, chickens, roosters and guinea pigs.
As the adorable animals oinked, baaed and neighed, the kids couldn’t help but laugh and cuddle with them.
Residence manager Josey was also there to make sure everything went well and that the clients had a chance to cuddle up close with the animals.
“It’s great for the clients to enjoy this festival with their children and grandchildren” Josey said.
Another popular activity among the kids was the face-painting, done by Arcare Peregian Spring’s general services manager, Cheryl.
From colourful butterflies to cartoon characters, the queue for face-painting never stopped as the kids kept on coming!
With the help of Arcare Peregian Springs’ volunteers, many items were nearly sold out at the café, jumble sale and plant sale!
The sausage sizzle, ran by maintenance coordinator Jason, café attendant Ash and his children, was also very popular.
They cooked and served over 10kg of sausages throughout the event, with many people coming back for delicious seconds.
The Arcare Peregian Springs’ October Spring Festival is a wonderful weekend activity to encourage family visits, catch-ups with friends and community involvement.
“This event is for the community and by the community. We want to thank our wonderful staff and volunteers for the help on the day,” Di said.
And the highlight of the event was definitely seeing three generations of family members enjoy our Spring celebration.
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.