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Budding beauticians needed at Kilmarnock Heights Home

Budding beauticians needed at Kilmarnock Heights Home

Kilmarnock Heights Home resident Mai Ardern receives a hand massage from a volunteer.

No matter what age you are, nothing beats a little pampering.

Following a special pampering afternoon recently, the residents of Kilmarnock Heights Home are volunteer beauticians to indulge them some more.

The pampering afternoon at Kilmarnock Heights Home included hand massages, foot spas and aromatherapy, explains recreation officer Annelize Steyn.

“Some local ladies who sell candles and electric oil burners came in to do a demonstration for the residents, so we turned it into a pampering afternoon by having foot spas and volunteers come in to do hand massages for the residents,” says Annelize.

“The elders just loved it! What a lovely and relaxing atmosphere it was.”

Annelize explains the home would love to be able to hold regular pampering events for residents, but they need volunteers to help make it happen.

“We need volunteers that can do things like give gentle hand massages, paint nails and set up foot spas, and maybe someone who knows a thing or two about aromatherapy.”

She says this week is National Volunteers Week which means it’s a perfect time to consider volunteering.

“We’d like to say a huge thank you to the people who are changing the lives of those they help through volunteering here,” says Annelize.

“We’d also like to encourage people in the community who are interested in volunteering to contact us.”

Annelize says there are plenty of ways people can make a difference to the lives of the residents living at Kilmarnock Heights Home.

“We’d love to have more volunteers at our home and we’re very flexible with hours and roles. We need volunteer companions, people to help with activities, entertainers, people to drive the home’s van, to take residents out shopping or out for coffee and so much more.”

For more information about volunteering at Kilmarnock Heights Home call 0508 TO HELP or email support@psc.org.nz.  

For more information about Enliven’s Kilmarnock Heights Home, located at 20 Morton Street in Berhampore, call 04 380 2034 or click here

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