May 11, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
The Arcare community at Arcare Pimpama had an action-packed week leading up to Easter. The knitting group knitted some special Easter baskets and the craft team and volunteers made easter bunnies while others filled them with chocolates. Easter Bingo was also a very rowdy affair filled with lots of laughter and cheering.
Clients received a special visit from Harmony Hooves Healing Hearts which takes in abandoned and or disabled animals. Our clients thoroughly enjoyed the fluffy baby chickens, goats, mini pony and German Shepherds.
A lot of stories were shared, with Berice grabbing the opportunity to feed the baby goats as she has had many years of experience. Everyone thought she was very brave for doing so.
Our community was proactive in brushing and patting our special visitors. This was followed by special treats from our local community as well as team members and their kids.
A special lunch with more chocolates and gifts, along with pre-dinner drinks were prepared in the courtyard where we all reflected on the week’s events.
Needless to say, our clients are very much looking forward to the next celebration as they believe animals bring so much comfort, healing and joy to their lives.
Iris praised the Lifestyle team for always doing an amazing job as she loves the special place mats that she secretly takes to show off to her family.
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.