TLC for Ron Smith residents

St Benedict's College student Rui Ferreira with Bernice Goldman.

Ron Smith Care Centre celebrated Women’s Month when very special manicures and massages were given to residents on 21 and 22 August.

Marie Diesel enjoys St Benedict’s College student Brandon Janse van Vuuren’s caring attention.

Spokesperson for the centre, Cathy Grosvenor said, “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. 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.

St Benedict’s College student Rui Ferreira with Bernice Goldman.

“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,” said recreational programmes manager Debbie Christen.

Joyce Mabowa and Pamela Mintz at the Ron Smith Centre Spa Day.

On the first Spa Day, some students from St Benedict’s College and Assumption Convent helped with the day’s activities. Grosvenor added, “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.”

Eleanor Motsepe and Charity Maburutse enjoy the manicures.

On the second Spa Day, care centre volunteers assisted and were also on hand to this time, pamper the care workers and other staff.


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By Andrei van Wyk

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