August 23, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
On Tuesday the 13th of August, Arcare Springwood was lucky to have a beautiful musical performance by Chinese group performing a traditional Chinese instrument, the Guzheng.
The Guzheng looks very much like a vertical harp and is plucked and strummed.
There was a total of 15 performers who entertained us all for over an hour. There were even performers as young as seven years old!
Before each performance, the performance group explained the history and meaning of the Guzheng and the songs to the audience.
It was 4 months ago when Rebecca the lifestyle coordinator came by this group. And today, we finally got to experience their wonderful performance of the traditional instrument.
The music was so beautiful and relaxing that everyone was mesmerised by it.
Rebecca also provided Certificates of Appreciation for all the performers.
Afterwards, the group joined the clients for an afternoon tea provided by the Arcare Springwood kitchen team.
As everyone mingled over the afternoon tea, they continued to be entertained as music flowed through the residence when one of the teachers got up to play on our grand piano.
Through this cross-cultural experience, clients and team members at Arcare Springwood got to experience Chinese culture without even travelling abroad!
This also gives them the opportunity to expand their horizons and learn about the cultural diversity all over the world.
Everyone definitely had a lovely afternoon learning more about a different culture and its musical history.
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.