April 3, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
Here at Arcare Eight Mile Plains, we understand the importance staying connected to loved ones, especially during these difficult times.
We have implemented video-calls, social distancing in lifestyle activities and encouraged clients to join in wherever they can.
We understand that the clients miss their families so we decided to help them by passing them a whiteboard and a marker.
Using these simple materials, they are able to write sweet, loving messages to their loved ones.
Lex wrote to Craig saying, ‘I am happy, I do miss seeing you’ while Gary wrote, ‘Hello everyone, I love you and I miss you’.
These heartwarming messages may be short but they are full of love and joy. These clients just really want to express themselves and chat with their families once again.
With their consent, these photos will be sent to family members and if they choose to send a photo or message in reply, we will do our best to print them out to show the clients.
Scroll on to read more messages from clients to their loved ones:
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.