May 29, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Volunteers from all around Australia celebrated a special day recently. It was a day where our lovely volunteers’ efforts were recognised.
Our volunteers at Arcare Sanctuary Manors and they are Lynne, Kathy, and Pam.am.
Each lady was presented with a volunteer certificate and a special pin to recognise their contribution to the community.
All over Australia, Arcare is surrounded by a group of special people who kindly give up their time to befriend our clients.
They participate in social activities, they are there to lend a listening ear and to accompany our clients on outings or appointments, sometimes they even host games and craft sessions.
At our celebration of volunteers, we were very thrilled to hear Pam Alexander speak about her love of being involved with Arcare Sanctuary Manors.
She spoke with passion about the joy that being a volunteer brings to her personally.
She also strongly reminded us all the friendship, wisdom and knowledge that our clients have offered freely to them.
Because of their strong friendship, Pam and the other volunteers at Sanctuary Manors likened many of our clients as their favourite Aunts and Uncles.
During Volunteer week at Sanctuary Manors, it is a time where little moments equal big rewards – friendship.
We want to give a big thank you to our volunteers through all our Arcare facilities who visit each week.
We are very grateful to them for giving up their time to make someone else’s day a little more enjoyable.
Kathy Willmington, Volunteer at Arcare Sanctuary Manors
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.