May 22, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
The volunteers at Arcare Pimpama were treated to a well-deserved BBQ lunch to say thank you for their contributions to the Arcare clients, team members and the Pimpama community.
Arcare Pimpama has 11 amazing volunteers, each with their own unique talents.
We celebrated National Volunteer Week with our volunteers, Lynda Miller, Russell Linwood ASM, Judy Linwood and Cheryl Ogden.
Our volunteers have established new friendships within the residence and continue to enrich the lives of our elderly community.
Whether it’s through craft, games, ladies’ clubs, men’s yarn, spiritual or religious support, they truly make a difference in the lives of many clients.
And many of the clients have expressed their sincere gratitude and deep appreciation for all their efforts.
They feel really blessed to have the additional support for their individual needs and preferences.
Judy Linwood: “As volunteers, we were positively overwhelmed with the effort Adel and Megan put into this BBQ lunch. They arranged certificates of appreciation, volunteer badges and individual gifts and cards. None of us expected this and we were somewhat overwhelmed by the wonderful surprise. Thank you from us all!”
Cheryl Ogden: “We all have come such a long way since the residence opened in October last year. It was a learning curve for us all but we are so happy that we soldiered on. We truly have an amazing time when we visit and we agree it is wonderful to be part of something so beautiful, as we always leave feeling accomplish. It is so nice to make a difference.”
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.