December 31, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
At Arcare Eight Mile Plains, we enjoy celebrating different milestones together.
From anniversaries to birthdays, we believe they all are important in commemorating the clients’ various walks of life.
As the year comes to an end, we looked forward to celebrating a major centenarian milestone for Frieda Raspotnik.
Surrounded by four generations of family members and her many friends at the residence, Frieda celebrated her 100th birthday with song, laughter and fond memories.
Her birthday cake was lined with fresh fruits and sweet icing and with her son, Frieda gently cut her cake.
She was also presented with a colourful bouquet of roses from the lifestyle team at Arcare Eight Mile Plains.
When asked about how she was feeling on her birthday, Frieda said, ‘I feel old and life has its ups and downs. But today, I am happy to be with my family and my friends’.
Always smiling and greeting people, Frieda is a friendly face you will meet at the residence.
The personal support workers all look forward to chatting and joking with Frieda as her personality brings a smile to the faces.
And celebrating her 100th birthday definitely calls for a special celebration.
From all of us here at Arcare Eight Mile Plains, we want to wish you a Happy 100th birthday, Frieda!
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.