October 31, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
It was a very special day today at Arcare Eight Mile Plains when the Queensland Police Pipes & Drums (QPP&D) came to visit!
The lounge room was filled with clients who wanted to get the best seat in the house.
Once they started playing, everyone sat back to enjoy the resonating sounds of the pipe and drums.
For clients who could not make it to the performance, there was no need to worry as the music could be heard throughout the residence.
Before every song that they played, the representative would tell a little story about the meaning of the song.
This meant a lot to the clients as now they could understand the significance behind each song.
The performance went by so quickly that clients were soon asking for an encore!
As they went back to their rooms, you could just see the big smiles on their faces.
The clients were also very curious to find out more about the meaning behind their outfits.
For some of them, it was their first time seeing a police officer wearing a kilt!
QPP&D not only provide world-class entertainment, but they play an important role in strengthening and maintaining positive and inclusive relationships between the Queensland Police Service and our diverse communities.
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.