March 9, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
Arcare Pimpama’s latest Cycling Without Age bike is making headlines across the Gold Coast community!
The new trishaw named Nessie is going to be the start of many adventures and partnerships for the clients at Arcare Pimpama.
‘It’s absolutely wonderful. I love it, I have done it twice now but I would do it again,’ client Mary commented.
It certainly is a trishaw with a difference.
During the Bike Launch event at the residence, clients and team members were queuing up for a chance to ride the bike.
With safety belts buckled and the standing platform ready, clients got on the bike and off they went!
They experienced the wind in their hair and cheered the pilot on as he whizzed around the residence at a safe speed of 10km/h.
Cycling Without Age volunteers Wayne, Kerri-anne and Gus kindly piloted the bike at the event, making the sure the clients were comfortable and most importantly, having fun.
‘It’s just lovely to be part of something so special and you see the smiles and joy on the faces of the passengers, it’s just a delight,’ Wayne shared.
With free gelato from Wheel & Spoon, nibbles, refreshments and live music from Hollea, the launch was a wonderful way to bring the community together.
Special guests included Deputy Mayor Cr Donna Gates, Local State Member for Coomera Michael Crandon MP, Suzanne and Bree from Gainsborough Greens and Russell, Cheryl and Judy from the neighbouring Halcyon Greens.
‘It’s been very exciting having the bike here and we look forward to the many adventures we’re going to have,’ Residence manager Vicki said.
Here at Arcare Pimpama, we believe everyone deserves to feel the wind in their hair and our bike Nessie is certainly putting smiles on everyone’s faces.
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.