March 16, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
Since moving in to Arcare Taigum in 2019, Maureen has had very regular visits from her good friend Margaret.
Upon chatting about their friendship, we found out that Maureen and Margaret have been friends for over 56 years!
During one of their regular visits in the residence café where they reminisce and chat, Margaret decided that she wanted to do something for her friend.
She was going to organise a special concert for Maureen, along with her band called the ‘The Misfits’.
In the band, Margaret is the lead singer, Merle plays the keyboard and there is even a harmonica and ukulele musician who also does backup vocals.
Other clients from Arcare Taigum were also invited to the exclusive concert, with the band performing old favourites such as ‘White Cliffs of Dover’.
The clients were happily singing along to Irish songs like ‘Peggy Gordon’, which was very timely as it got us all in the mood for St Patrick’s Day.
Maureen had a front row seat to her best friend’s concert for her and in between songs, Margaret would sit next to her, holding her hand sweetly.
From all of us at Arcare Taigum, we want to say a big thank you to ‘The Misfits’ for coming down and putting on such a great concert for the clients.
Everyone certainly enjoyed it, especially Maureen!
It is wonderful to see their friendship grow stronger and to have Margaret and the band bringing smiles to everyone’s faces.
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.