August 12, 2020
Written by Jamie
Clients at Arcare Helensvale St James have been thinking outside the box to try out different skills and even start new hobbies, such as making ‘gremlins’!
One such client is the lovely Doreen who decided to get creative during the precautionary lockdown at the residence.
Recently, Doreen gathered strings of wool, stick-on googly eyes and ribbons to make her very own ‘gremlins’.
These colourful creatures fit in a hand nicely and are adorable to look at!
Doreen has already given some of her handmade gremlins to other clients to cheer up their day.
‘I really enjoyed making them and if I can make other’s smile, then I’ve done my part!’ Doreen shared.
It is wonderful to see the clients in the Arcare Helensvale St James community taking the initiative to lift each other’s spirits up.
These crafty activities also enable the clients to participate in physically and mentally engaging activities.
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.