May 29, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Before Arcare Springwood came to be, it was an old Bowls Club visited by many regulars.
A newspaper article from the 1973 Albert News celebrates its first games at the new Springwood Bowls Club. It certainly was a big event with over 100 bowlers playing on the new green over the weekend.
“I joined the club in 1975 and was a member until it closed. I was on various committees at times, where I was secretary for a couple of years, then made a Life Member and later became the last Patron of the Men’s Club,” Michael recollected.
Michael Tucker was an avid player at the Springwood Bowls Club and frequented the club regularly with his friends. He is currently a member of the Springwood RSL.
A recent image of the Bowls Club shows its developments for the purpose of further improving the club’s quality and catering to the increase in new players and members.
In 2018, when construction began to make way for Arcare Springwood, the builders found something very special – an original bowl and jack.
To preserve the history of the Bowls Club that Arcare Springwood is built upon, Manager Amie requested to keep the historically significant lawn bowls as memorabilia in the new residence.
Now in 2019, the lawn bowls are proudly displayed in one of the residence’s spacious lounge rooms.
It is important for clients to cherish these memories because it allows them to relive the most beautiful part of their lives any time they want.
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.