March 9, 2020
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 mid 2019, stepping straight into her responsibilities which include communications with the broader community, community engagement and internal communications responsibilities. Jamie is a firm advocate for consistent communications and engaging ideas to help bridge the gap between those living in aged care residences and the wider communities. Jamie utilises a diverse array of strategies to help improve messaging and boost brand awareness and is always advocating for new methods of communicating in different strategies and mediums. Jamie has worked with Brisbane's top Public Relations firms and participated in an intensive language program in Tokyo, Japan.