October 24, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Recently, Maggie Moo Music brought lots of moosical fun to Arcare Eight Mile Plains!
Everyone had such a great time singing, playing and chatting away with the children.
They brought out the maracas and soon, everyone was singing and playing along.
There was so much laughter and happy noise around the room!
To make things even more exciting, there were balloons all over the place and the children’s faces just lit up!
Seeing the children so happy and energetic definitely put a big smile on the clients’ faces.
“I had so much fun with the kids, can we do it again?” the clients commented.
Maggie Moo Music is an organisation that offers music sessions for babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
The children sing, dance, play, learn and have fun during the music sessions.
And they always make sure to include lots of sensory interactions and actions to keep the children engaged and learning.
It was also great to see the clients who don’t usually participate in activities get involved during the Maggie Moo music session.
One of the clients at Arcare Eight Mile Plains, Ronald, usually keeps to himself but today, it was like he was a different person.
He played balloons and danced with a little girl for quite some time.
We had never seen Ronald smile so much before!
This was a wonderful intergenerational activity and it was good to see such a great turnout at the Maggie Moo music session.
We hope to have them again at Arcare Eight Mile Plains!
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.