November 25, 2019
Written by Jamie Loh
Arcare Eight Mile Plains had another visit from the Chung Tian Temple Loving Care group.
They performed a traditional dance for the clients and sung a lot of songs for them.
You could tell all the clients were cheerful and happy as they were energetically dancing and singing along to the performance.
One of the clients at Arcare Eight Mile Plains, Mr. Gu enjoyed every single moment of it and stayed for the entire performance
As the Chung Tian Temple Loving Care group began their performance, Mr. Gu enthusiastically got up from his seat and started doing his own tai chi.
Tai chi and morning exercises are a big part of Mr. Gu’s daily routine so being able to participate in the group’s tai chi performance meant a lot to him.
Tai chi exercises are a wonderful way to promote an active lifestyle as it is slow, controlled and low impact.
For those who have mobility issues, tai chi exercises can also help to improve their balance, flexibility and muscle strength.
Besides benefits to the physical body, it also has an emphasis on having a peaceful and calm mind.
Here at Arcare Eight Mile Plains, we encourage the clients to try new and innovative ways of staying active.
From chair Zumba to tai chi, keeping active at the residence has never been easier!
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.