July 29, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Ray is a volunteer who visits both Arcare Springwood and Arcare Slacks Creek. Whenever Ray comes to perform the piano, he dresses like an English gentleman, much to everyone’s delight!
He puts on his shiny red vest, bow ties and slacks and everybody truly enjoys his piano performances and his special outfit.
Ray has been playing the piano since he was 13 years old, which means he has been playing the piano for about 70 years already!
Ray grew up in the United Kingdom and it was always his sister who received piano lessons instead of him.
They had a piano in their house so Ray diligently spent many hours teaching himself how to play!
Ray stated that even though he did not get taught on how to play the piano professionally, he can still learn to play most tunes simply by listening to them. What a wonderful talent he has!
Ray has really enjoyed playing our beautiful grand piano here at Springwood, and we have all truly enjoyed listening to him play the piano for us.
We all get to sing along to the tunes and even sometimes have a dance!
Ray is a testimony to what it means to follow your dreams and keep on practicing till it’s perfect. At over 70 years old, Ray still enjoys playing the piano and he especially loves entertaining others.
Here at Arcare Springwood, we have a number of volunteers to brighten up the lives of our clients day by day. If this is something you are interested in joining, contact Arcare Springwood and we would love to chat with you!
Our volunteers mean the world to us and to our clients.
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.