October 28, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
It is Diwali day at Arcare Springwood!
Diwali is the Hindu festival of lights that celebrates good over evil.
And the word ‘Diwali’ literally means rows of lights.
During the festivities, people usually decorate their homes, shops and other public places during the five-day celebrations.
In the morning, the lifestyle team Rebecca and Helen decorated the Arcare Springwood community hub with lots of colour and lights.
As they were getting ready, some of the team members put on their traditional costumes.
Our wonderful receptionist Yashoda excitedly shared her culture with our clients and also taught everyone how to wear a saree.
We had a few volunteers who assisted the clients with the saree as this was something new for them.
We later found out that some sarees can even go up to six metres in length!
Besides the beautiful costumes, team members also brought in their shiny, gold jewellery to show the clients.
Some of them also ended up having a go at getting henna tattoos on their hands.
Overall, it was a great morning learning about the Indian traditions and the significance of these celebrations.
And Arcare Springwood definitely looked very bright and colourful today!
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. 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 worked with Brisbane's top Public Relations firms and participated in an intensive language program in Tokyo, Japan.