October 31, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
A few months back, three clients from Arcare Eight Mile Plains had their portraits painted by high school students.
The students had spent some time with them, chatting and getting to know each other before they started working on their portraits.
Once completed, the portraits were exhibited at the Seven Hills hub, as part of Embraced’s Centenarian Portrait Project.
And now that the exhibition is over, Arcare Eight Mile Plains put on their very own art exhibition to thank the artists and the clients for their collaboration.
There were plenty of drinks, nibbles and good chats as everyone commended the portrait project.
All three ladies who had their portraits painted are centenarians, meaning they have reached the aged of 100 years.
As everyone stepped forward to have a closer look at the artworks, team members and families were all very impressed with how detailed the artworks were.
Each artwork was also unique in its style and colour.
As the evening of celebration drew to a close, the clients were presented with their portraits for them to keep.
“I already know where I’m going to put it in my room. It’ll be on my table so I always see it when I wake up in the morning.” client Florence said.
The exhibition showcase at Arcare Eight Mile Plains was also a great opportunity to introduce the new residence manager Wendy and to announce lifestyle coordinator Ruth’s retirement.
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.