February 19, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
Arcare Springwood celebrated their 1st birthday with a huge crowd of happy clients, families and team members.
Birthdays are always a wonderful opportunity to bring people together to celebrate a momentous occasion.
Residence Manager Bish also gave a short speech thanking everyone for their constant support in making Arcare Springwood the residence it is today.
Soon, the birthday cake was brought out and the first clients to move in, Malcolm Bray and Maureen Chakalos were invited to cut the cake in front of everyone.
Everyone burst out in song to sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to Arcare Springwood while the cake was being cut.
There were smiles and laughter as team members passed around birthday cake and clients placed colourful party hats on their heads.
The residence’s oldest client at 100 years old, Edna Young was also there to celebrate this milestone.
From establishing a residence choir to opening their barber shop, the clients at Springwood have accomplished many wonderful things alongside the Arcare team.
We celebrate the residence’s first birthday but we also want to celebrate the individuals who have shaped Arcare Springwood.
There are a number of artistic clients so an art room was set up and an art exhibition showcasing their artworks was organised by the Lifestyle team, Rebecca and Helen.
The Arcare Springwood residence is also always in tip-top shape thanks to General Services Manager Amie and Maintenance Co-ordinator Luke.
While the first to meet you at reception are Deb and Yashoda who never fail to greet you with a friendly smile.
And not forgetting our dedicated team members who work hard to build relationships with each and every client!
Thank you to Chef Darrell for organising the morning tea and BBQ lunch and to everyone who attended our 1st birthday party celebration!
We are excited to see what this new year will bring for all of us at Arcare Springwood.
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.