November 13, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Gathered at the front of the Arcare Taigum residence, a handful of residents and team members got their morning dose of a rugby celebrity.
In early November, Ganesh Sen, the President of the Reach 4 Your Future Foundation, reached out to Arcare for a unique request.
Their program ambassador, Samu Kerevi is preparing to head to Fiji for an education mission.
And during his time there, he will be working with the children in the local community and also taking the time to visit his elderly grandmother.
Due to her mobility issues, Samu and Ganesh had a discussion with Arcare CEO, Colin Singh to find a wheelie walker for her.
The team at Arcare Taigum quickly made arrangements to have a brand-new wheelie walker donated to Samu and his grandmother, to ensure Samu received the walker in time for his visit back home.
“Our team works with this foundation and I’m glad to be a part of it. It’s also wonderful for Arcare to donate this walker, so thank you very much.” Samu said.
It was a special moment for one of Arcare Taigum’s residents, Colleen Hayter, as she presented the walker to Samu.
Colleen herself uses a wheelie walker and understands it plays an important role in her ability to go out on bus outings, socialise at activities and meet with friends.
“It is this little gesture of goodwill that will go a long way. We hope Sam’s grandmother will benefit from this wheelie walker,” Arcare Taigum’s Residence Manager Janelle Haylock said.
At Arcare, we believe in celebrating and supporting our elders and now we have the opportunity to do just that with Sam’s grandmother in Fiji.
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.