May 12, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
To celebrate Australia Day at Arcare Helensvale St James, clients, the Lifestyle team and other team members got dressed up and decorated the dining rooms, front foyer and nurses’ stations in blue, red, white, green and yellow.
In the morning, there was a craft group with volunteer Michelle where they weaved paper place-mats in Aussie colours.
There were also Aussie Theme games like passing the beach ball, thong-throwing, and yarns from a Aussie Gentleman and Sheila.
There were lots of laughs and good fun as people were playing the exciting games! Everyone had big smiles on their faces and seemed to be enjoying the activities!
Aussie flags were passed around and everyone waved their flag around patriotically as they sang the National Anthem.
There was a scrumptious BBQ Lunch prepared by catering and everyone got up to get seconds!
Lillian said, “What a wonderful day, lovely to have a nice cold beer with lunch and the curry egg salad was delicious”.
“That was just a lovely lunch. I gave Angie a kiss on the cheek for a job well done”, Margaret also commented.
The full day of activities brought back a lot of memories for the clients and lifted everyone’s spirits.
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.