December 16, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Over 100 family members, friends, visitors, clients and team members attended Arcare Springwood’s Christmas Nibbles Night.
Since opening in February, we have made many memories and achieved many milestones together.
With the help of the Arcare Springwood team, the clients have established their own choir group, hosted an art exhibition and set up a weekly barber service for the men.
The amount of exciting activities and events that they have lined up just never seem to stop!
For their first-ever Christmas Nibbles Night, the residence choir group took centre stage in the Community Room.
They put on their best Santa hats and their matching ‘Arcare Springwood’ choir tees and were ready to perform after many months of practice.
And with plenty of drinks and delicious nibbles, the crowd was buzzing with excitement to listen to our choir!
When they began singing, silence fell across the room as everyone listened intently to their voices.
Besides music and singing, there was a four lucky door prizes to be won and an art exhibition featuring artworks by a client at Arcare Springwood.
William ‘Bill’ Baker had been painting since he was ten years old and at 94 years of age today, he continues to be an avid painter.
Displayed for all to see in the private dining room, Bill’s wonderful artworks feature Australiana landscapes and scenic forests.
Everyone could not help but ooh and ahh at the realistic paintings and Bill’s artistic skills.
It wasn’t long before the evening drew to its close and clients returned to their rooms, still energetic from the Christmas celebrations.
Thank you to everyone for coming to our first Christmas event, it was great to be surrounded by so many lovely families and friends.
Here’s to many more Christmas celebrations together at Arcare Springwood!
Oh, Christmas Tree by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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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.