Aligning their physical appearance with their inner beauty was the focus of a special treat for residents of the Langenburg Centennial Care Home earlier this month.
Activity Director Carol Schaab embraced the challenges associated with making Mother's Day special for residents amidst COVID-19 and enlisted staff to perform salon makeovers and a photoshoot for residents. Staff volunteered at stations set up for hair, makeup, manicures and hand massages residents visited before their photoshoot.
"I wanted families to know that their moms and grandmas are loved, appreciated and still could feel good no matter their age on Mother's Day," Schaab said.
Residents helped to create the handcrafted floral backdrop used for the photoshoot. Staff member Lisa Shauf photographed a portrait of each resident.
A few days after the photo shoot, a 101-year-old resident inquired about the status of the photos, saying, “I want to see if I looked as beautiful as everyone said I did." The self-care delivered by staff provided a pleasant distraction for residents on an unconventional Mother's Day.
After enjoying a full afternoon of pampering, long term care resident Sherry Scobie showcases the end result of her salon makeover and photoshoot. The photoshoot was part of Mother’s Day activities for residents of Langenburg Centennial Care Home.