October 17, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
On this beautiful day, Arcare Taigum held a Spring Picnic in the park for clients and their families.
The weather good that day as it was slightly overcast with no rain and a cool breeze.
The lifestyle and maintenance teams headed to the park to set up all the tables and chairs for the event.
While clients and their families waited patiently in our residence café to be escorted to the park.
Once everyone had arrived, lifestyle, volunteers and the residence manager served various finger food and juice poppers to the picnic-goers.
The delicious food was all prepared by the chefs in the Arcare kitchen.
During the picnic, there was lots of chatting and laughter as everyone reminisced about their favourite picnic activities.
Soon after finishing their lunches, it was time for some games!
Clients and their families were grouped together and assigned to go on a nature scavenger hunt.
The lifestyle team had already prepared a scavenger hunt form for them to tick off what they found.
“It’s always nice to get out in the fresh air. And this is such a wonderful event at a such a wonderful park for the kids.” client Mavis said.
While the older kids were enjoying the scavenger hunt, Janelle, Arcare Taigum’s residence manager had a special treat for the little ones.
She began blowing bubbles while the children excitedly ran around the playgrounds chasing the bubbles.
Cathy, the lifestyle coordinator and Janelle also took residents to the wheelchair swing in the park.
They then proceeded to test all the playground equipment out, even having a slippery dip race to everyone’s amusement.
“Thank you for organising this picnic event today!” some family members also said.
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.