August 7, 2020
Written by Jamie
Clients at Arcare Helensvale St James are making the most of the precautionary lockdown at the residence to refine their painting and gardening skills.
They recently took some time to paint on terracotta pots for their weekly arts and crafts sessions.
‘I love painting; it relaxes me. It was a bit tricky to paint on the curved pot, but I did it and I’m proud of it!’ a client commented.
Before clients painted their pot, they selected a number of pretty pink, white and green caladiums and delicately placed them in the small garden pots.
Once the plants had adjusted to their new home, it was time to paint!
Channeling their inner Picasso, clients selected a myriad of colours and expressed their creativity through paint.
It is amazing to see these simple terracotta pots transformed into works of art!
‘Art is an important form of expression and to see them taking charge of planting and painting their pots, there’s a sense of achievement for each one of them,’ Lifestyle Co-ordinator Marisha shared.
We cannot wait to see their caladiums flourish in their unique terracotta pots!
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.