February 14, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
After the devasting fires in New South Wales and Victoria, the clients who attend the Wednesday Knitting & Natters Group at Arcare Taigum decided to use their knitting skills for a good cause.
Together, they had decided to help the adorable animals devastated by the fires.
The knitting group have been really hard at work knitting squares for blankets as they work non-stop!
Jenny, our knitting volunteer was help by finding the measurements required for the blankets.
During each knitting session, the ladies would chat to one another, collaborate ideas together and encourage each other’s beautiful handiwork.
They were motivated to finish the squares as they were knitting with a purpose.
The knitters completed two blankets over two weeks and these have now been sent to the relevant organisation.
A display with photos of the clients was also sent to the charity organisation to show them the knitters who have been hard at work.
Everyone at Arcare Taigum, including the clients in the knitting group are very proud of them for being able to use their skills to help others.
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.