November 5, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
The annual Melbourne Cup is Australia’s most famous horse race.
And this year, Arcare Helensvale St James joined in the horse-racing fun with their very own party.
Team members and clients put on their best clothes in celebration of the famous Melbourne Cup fashion.
Clients and team members looked gorgeous in their big necklaces, shiny jewellery, elaborate fascinators and pretty floral dresses.
You could be sure they were turning heads everywhere they went!
While the gents looked handsome in their dapper suits and matching tie, causing quite a stir among the ladies.
Queensland may not have a public holiday for Melbourne Cup like in Victoria, but we definitely know how to enjoy the day and still have fun.
Some of the clients have memories of celebrating the Melbourne Cup or even attending the races during their younger years.
Being able to celebrate this extravagant event at the residence really brings back certain happy memories for the clients.
And they all had big smiles on their faces as they got dressed up for Melbourne Cup and took some memorable photos with their friends and families at Arcare Helensvale St James.
“Seeing everyone wearing fancy clothes instead of their normal clothes and normal uniforms is really quite special!” a client commented.
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.