June 3, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
On Tuesday 21st May, the Lifestyle team at Arcare Taigum organised an afternoon tea to say thank our wonderful volunteers.
The kitchen team also chipped in by supplying the afternoon tea with delicious food and drinks.
Once everyone had arrived in the Arcare Taigum’s Private Dining Room, the Lifestyle team gave a speech.
They thanked the volunteers for giving their time to help the Lifestyle team and most importantly, form real friendships with the clients.
The Lifestyle team said that there are so many benefits that the volunteers bring to everyone at the residence.
Each volunteer was presented with a certificate and a badge. They were also given a thyme plant to thank them for their ‘thyme’.
Volunteers spent the afternoon getting to know one another and talking about what they do when they visit the residence.
All the volunteers said they were honoured by the afternoon tea and enjoy coming to Taigum to volunteer.
Tshering thanked the lifestyle staff for giving her the opportunity to be a part of Taigum volunteering.
She said that everything she has learnt and experienced here, she will take back to her home in Bhutan and help to shape the aged care system there.
Tshering will head home late June and we want to wish her all the best and will miss her volunteering days with us at Arcare Taigum.
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.