Manicures, make up and massages were the order of the day at Rand Aid’s Ron Smith Care Centre to celebrate Women’s Month.
To ensure that the 80 residents who had booked could be accommodated, two full days were devoted to these spa sessions in the OT Activity Centre on August 21 and 22. Dis-Chem Foundation very kindly donated nail polish in a variety of colours, scented hand creams and other nail care supplies.
The care workers on each of the six wings were asked to pair up with a resident and treat them to a morning of relaxation and pampering.
“It was wonderful to offer this opportunity for care workers and residents to interact and bond with each other in this special way. The therapeutic benefit of touch is well known, not to mention the fact that freshly polished nails and a bit of lipstick can really lift your spirits!” says Debbie Christen, Manager: Recreational Programmes.
On the first Spa Day, some students from St Benedict’s College and Assumption Convent came to help with the day’s activities. Those residents who had the privilege of having their nails painted by them were absolutely delighted, especially when they received personal caring attention from the male students!
On the second Spa Day, care centre volunteers came to assist and were also on hand to pamper the care workers and other staff.
Everyone enjoyed the day and all were happy to give as well as receive a bit of TLC – something that is always appreciated.
Lisa Mtshali and Ursula Northern.
Eleanor Motsepe and Charity Maburutse.
Irene Droste and Lucy Kgafela.
Dolly Luke, Salina Mtshali, Elizabeth Peterson and Lynette Saville.
Volunteer Ethel Ramahuma and Betty Haughton.
Marie Diesel and St Benedict’s College student Brandon Janse van Vuuren.
St Benedict’s College student Rui Ferreira with Bernice Goldman.
Ndifelani Mavhila and Winsome Green.
Corrie Wolhuter looking very relaxed as she is treated to a manicure from Lee-Ann Ramathibela.
Elaine van Heerden: look at my lovely nails!
Volunteer Helen Dix and June Smith.
Julia Mali and Margaret Richardson.
Beulah Ganesh and Cecily Ryder.
Joyce Mabowa and Pamela Mintz.
Susan Esbend and Hentie Benson.