May 17, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Distance truly has no boundaries when it comes to a genuine friendship. Anne was truly missed after she was transferred but she got the chance to meet them all again!
Anne Branston from Arcare Sanctuary Manors moved into the new Arcare Pimpama facility recently to be closer to her family who lives in Brisbane.
Anne is such a caring and thoughtful woman, so she was happy to move closer to her daughter to save some extra driving time on her planned visits.
Anne had cemented some serious long-term friendships here at Sanctuary Manors and all our clients definitely miss her wonderful energy and her kind gestures.
Last Monday, our Lifestyle Coordinator Rickie Pitt decided to surprise the clients with a planned scenic bus trip and taking a detour to visit Arcare Pimpama to re-acquaint with Anne Branston.
Everyone shared in a delicious morning tea at Arcare Pimpama’s boutique café.
Over cups of coffee and treats, everyone got to rekindle their friendship with Anne and there was lots of chatter, giggles and true friendship.
Joen Kerr from Sanctuary Manors also brought along her cute Poodle named Charlie for a cheer-up visit to Anne.
Everyone had such a wonderful time and enjoyed themselves immensely.
Pimpama is a great new facility and Anne is well settled into her new home.
It was a great opportunity to form close relationships with other Arcare sites like Pimpama.
Clients get to make new friends and see old ones again!
True friendships survive the changes that life sometimes brings us and this trip was a testament to how wonderful the team at Arcare is to ensure that these long-term connections are not lost.
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.