August 28, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
At Arcare Pimpama, the clients had the opportunity to take part in a special flower arranging lesson led by Nilimini Yayalath, a floral designer from Richlands.
It was a great lesson as she kept it very interactive and engaging. It was also a hands-on experience for the clients as they went about creating their own designs and assisted with the decoration too.
She also brought fresh flowers with her which filled the entire room with the sweet aroma of nectar and petals.
One of the clients at Arcare Pimpama, Pamela was a florirst for many years. In the later years, she also became a judge for floral arrangement competitions.
Pamela has a wealth of knowledge and was able to answer all the questions correctly and even give some of her tips.
Pamela showed off two of her own arrangements and she took pride in them as she had thoughtfully made them. Pamela also tried learning about modern floral decorations, but she soon realised it was not her forte.
Clients truly enjoyed the sensory experience of smelling and touching the flowers and green foliage.
This was on the bucket list of several clients so they were very happy when Lifestyle coordinator Adel was able to put this together for them.
Client Diana also really enjoyed the experience, as she loves all things nature.
Overall, the workshop was a huge success as clients were able to learn some of the tips and tricks of flower arranging while increasing their knowledge and experience.
They also had a lot of fun using their creativity to put together the best floral designs for Pamela to judge.
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.