December 4, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
On Monday the 2nd of December, clients and team members gathered in the dining room for a special farewell morning tea for Janelle.
She has been the Residence Manager at Arcare Taigum since it opened.
The morning tea started with two of the clients giving speeches on behalf of all the clients.
Client Jean gave a jovial speech that made everyone laugh.
While Renie’s speech was a tearjerker as you could hear sniffling all around the room.
Jean and Renie both thanked Janelle for being a great manager as she was always willing to help where help was needed.
After the speeches, Lifestyle Coordinator Cathy presented Janelle with gifts that the clients had specifically chosen, along with a beautiful bouquet of flowers.
Then it was Janelle’s turn to give a speech.
In her speech, she shared stories from her many years at the residence and reminded the clients that she will miss them.
As a whole, she had enjoyed her time as Residence Manager of Taigum and she will surely miss her time at the residence!
After her farewell speech, Janelle cut the cake and soon, morning tea was served.
During the morning tea, Janelle took this opportunity to go from table to table, saying her personal goodbyes.
As she went around, many of the clients shared a hug with her.
You could hear the heartfelt wishes and joyous laughter as they remembered the good times that they have shared.
During her time at Arcare Taigum, Janelle has formed many wonderful friendships with both clients and team members.
From cheeky chats during lunches to daily morning meetings, Janelle has certainly made a positively big impact on everyone at the residence.
And farewells are never easy but we look forward to hearing all about the new chapter in her life.
We wish you all the best, Janelle!
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.