residents get makeovers and photo shoots
Activation co-ordinator says event energized
Seventeen residents at Muskoka Landing recently
had a makeover that was accompanied by a photo shoot — a program
residents say built confidence and made them feel energized, says
Pamm Reain, the Huntsville long-term care home’s activation
While the Jarlette Health Services-owned home
has run similar programs in the past, staff members from the activation
department had always performed the makeovers. This time, however,
a representative from cosmetics company Mary Kay was on-hand to
apply makeup, and the home’s hairdresser provided free services,
After the ladies had their hair done, makeup applied
and suited up in their best clothes, a student photographer from
Georgian College took “glamour shots” of the residents,
plus two family members and two staff members.
“The ladies were all done up to the nines
and looking beautiful,” says Reain. “The residents kept
commenting on how the program boosted their confidence. The residents
all had smiles on their faces and were saying, ‘Wow, I wish
this could happen everyday.'"
Since the event was held early last week, Reain
says family members have been commending the home’s staff
for setting up the program, adding that the photos of their loved
ones are something they will always have to cherish.
This, says Reain, is largely the idea behind the
The photo shoot is also a component of an ongoing
fundraiser for the home’s residents’ council. Residents’
photos will be sold at a fundraiser held at the home on June 13.
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