Care home residents pampered by local beauty students

Posted on 04 April 2011

Residents paying for care at Wamil Court Care Home in Mildenhall have been preened and pampered by visiting beauty students from a local college.

Fourteen to 16 year old students on the health and beauty course at West Suffolk College treated the lucky residents at the care home to nail filing, nail painting and hand massages, according to the Bury Free Press.

Jenna Jones, carer at Wamil Court, told the publication that the residents greatly enjoyed the day and "it's something really different for them".

"The atmosphere was so nice because the residents love it when younger people and children come to the home," she added.

The generation gap was also bridged at a nursing home in Dumfries, when residents and staff challenged kids from the local St Teresa's Primary School to a pancake race to mark Shrove Tuesday.

David Graham, head chef at Barchester Healthcare's Lochduhar Care Home served up 100 pancakes, according to the Dumfries and Galloway Standard, telling the newspaper that the secret to great pancakes was "all in the whipping".

Posted by Nigel Murphy

 

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