September 17, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
At Arcare Taigum , we have a very special lady who loves giving back to those in need.
For as long as she can remember, Renie has been a keen knitter.
However, she suffered a stroke in the past year, and now knitting isn’t as easy as it used to be for her.
Rather than giving in to her stroke, she became stronger and more motivated to knit more and more beanies.
Renie has not let her stroke stopped her. Instead, she sees it as a challenge for her to overcome.
And every day, step by step, she gets out of bed, eats her breakfast and sets off to knit to add to her growing collection.
She doesn’t always make the same things as she enjoys thinking outside of the box and challenging herself with different knitting patterns and items.
These knitting activities also keep her physically and mentally active as she practices and learns various knitting styles.
The latest challenge she set for herself was to knit some beanies to be donated to premature babies at Mater Private Hospital.
And it goes without surprise that Reenie was able to complete all her beanies.
“I am very proud of myself for finishing them all. it was not easy but I did it!” Renie said.
Here at Arcare Taigum, we are all very proud of Renie and her accomplishments.
Her positive attitude to life and her motivation to get things done inspires all of us to work harder and better! Go Renie!
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.