April 3, 2020
Written by Jamie Loh
In early March, clients from the Kendall community at Arcare Eight Mile Plains participated in some relaxing art therapy lessons with tree dot painting.
Team members were so happy and surprised to see Susan Deveraux participating in tree dot painting.
Susan is a client who is usually very quiet, shy and keeps to herself.
But with encouragement from Eight Mile Plains’ team members, she came out of her room and decided to give it a try.
From the concentration and focus she had while painting, we can confidently say that she enjoyed the activity after staying for the whole duration.
A number of other clients also loved the painting activity, for example, Gloria Babbage and Raymond Spring.
Gloria is our resident craft lady, here at Arcare Eight Mile Plains.
She loves painting, colouring and anything related to craft. Anything that involves being creative, you’ll be sure to see Gloria there.
Raymond on the other hand, loves participating in group activities as he loves being around other people.
Personal Support Worker Ngar accompanied the clients and even had an opportunity do some dot painting herself.
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.