May 11, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
It was a weekday morning and Lorraine, a client from Arcare Taigum was sitting in her usual spot in the lounge, enjoying the warm air and clear skies.
But it was not a quiet day.
The residence was filled with laughter and voices. She wondered to herself, “what could possibly be happening?”
And as she went around the residence, she found the answer to her question.
It was the day of the local Family Day Care’s visit to the residence.
Even though she was surprised to see so many young, happy faces going around the room, she couldn’t help but join in and laugh along as well.
The relationships and friendships that were forged on that day were truly unforgettable.
For Lorraine, her fondest memory of that day was when little Charlie came over and held her hands to warm them up when she felt cold.
It was a beautiful depiction of a warm type of love between the young and the old.
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.