‘Our ladies loved it; some were still talking about it Monday morning’
Two Pleasant Meadow Manor team members provided the ladies living at the Norwood, Ont. long-term care home with a day of pampering just before Mother’s Day.
On their own time and at their own expense, care assistant Jamie Cochrane and personal support worker Jeanette Davis organized a spa day for the residents on May 7, the Friday before Mother’s Day.
Kim Williams, the life enrichment co-ordinator at Pleasant Meadow Manor, says Jamie and Jeanette transformed the home’s hairdressing salon into “a lovely, warm, relaxing and welcoming spa room.”
The spa Jamie and Jeanette provided residents included facial treatments to cleanse and exfoliate skin, and manicures to get nails looking their best.
Jamie and Jeanette practised COVID-19 safety measures to keep everyone safe, Kim notes.
“Our ladies loved it; some were still talking about it Monday morning,” Kim tells The OMNIway.
Jamie and Jeanette received lots of positive feedback from the ladies.
One resident remarked how she felt “spoiled” during her spa treatment while another resident said she was unsure of what to expect but was pleasantly surprised after her nails and skin received special care.
“I’ve never (been to a spa) before, but I’m sure glad I did go in,” the resident said. “It was very nice, quite lovely.”
Kim says the spa day was the talk of Pleasant Meadow Manor for a few days.
“All the ladies enjoyed showing off their nails; some of them had never worn nail polish and thought it was a special treat,” she says.
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