Pamper session for Thembalami residents

Thembalami Care Centre residents looked good and felt good after a handful of Good Samaritans turned the occupational therapy department into a beauty parlour recently.

Gregg Mitchley, whose dad Darryl was a resident of Thembalami from 2015 until his death in 2017, has become a friend of the care centre and does what he can to assist when a little extra help is needed.

After decided that a personal grooming session would make the residents feel special ahead of Christmas, Gregg did a Facebook appeal, asking for people willing to donate their time to cut and style hair, trim moustaches and beards, apply make-up to the ladies and do manicures and pedicures.

Fourteen people answered Gregg’s call and on Monday, December 9, they arrived and spent time pampering residents of both Thembalami and the Max Ordman Deaf Association (MODA).

“The residents were queuing to have their hair, nails and feet done and felt absolutely special,” says Elize Raath, Thembalami’s deputy manager.

MODA resident Gail Lester’s enjoyed having her hair and make-up done.

MODA resident Chris Dormehl receives a manicure.

MODA resident Chris Dormehl receives a manicure.

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