WOW! Moments: The Makeover
Sonda has been a resident at Courtyards at River Park for over 3 years. She recently transitioned from assisted living to memory care, so our staff wanted to do something special for her. We learned that Sonda had spent many years in theater, serving as an assistant: doing makeup, helping with costumes, and more. Every part of it brought her such joy. From lighting to sound boards to helping the actors and directors, Sonda knew it all. We wanted to incorporate these memories into her WOW! Moment.
Our activities director had the idea of helping Sonda relive this time in her life with a fun makeover! A friend of Courtyards, Lane Pomey, worked at Dillard’s as a buyer and donated a beautiful new dress for Sonda to wear. Mirka, a memory care coordinator, did Sonda’s hair, giving her big, voluminous curls. One of our assistant directors, Leslie, is a certified MAC artist. She applied a charcoal face mask on Sonda and then did her makeup. By the end of her makeover, Sonda was smiling from ear-to-ear and had a new sense of self. She strutted through the building as if she were going to a premiere and stated that she missed “this part” of herself. We are so grateful to have seen Sonda smiling like that as she told us how special she felt.
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