July 19, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
To change things up, Lifestyle Coordinator at Arcare Eight Mile Plains, Ruth got together with the lovely people from McCartney’s Funeral Home for a game of poker.
As the clients sat down at the round table, their collection of poker chips and poker cards were handed out to them. Betty dutifully counted them to make sure she had her share.
The game had begun! There was silence when one needed to think of their next strategy and laughter when someone had won or lost.
As the game went on, Dorothy’s pile of poker chips had accumulated and she had to gingerly place them on top of each other. You can just see the intense look of concentration on her face!
For some, poker can be a relaxing game. But for many, poker requires skill and strategy. For Patricia, she took the game seriously as she tried to her best to follow the rules and play well.
Thank you to McCartney’s Funeral Home for joining us in a game of poker. The expressions on our client’s faces is enough to tell that they had a marvellous time.
It didn’t matter if someone won or lost, because most importantly, it was about the fun and friendship we all had.
We are looking forward to them coming for a casino night!
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.