This journal was written by one of our Queens, NY volunteers, Alexandra, who has been able to form a beautiful relationship with a senior who has Alzheimer's. We are so proud of our volunteers for their creativity and understanding, proving that small acts of kindness make a tremendous difference.
Our new chapter at Long Island Lutheran had a great first makeover earlier this month, providing companionship, manicures, and lipstick to 19 senior residents! This chapter was founded by Sara, who saw GlamourGals as a way to combine her passions for philanthropy and beauty. Here's what Sara had to say about her chapter's first visit:
This post was written by Jane, the president of the Oceanside High School Chapter. After all of the Oceanside volunteers graduated, Jane took over as president, and is doing great work as a GG volunteer and chapter leader! Here's an article she wrote about her first GlamourGals experience for her school newspape
Our team of GlamourGals arrived just as Bingo was ending. I can’t say the crowd was raucous, but they were definitely in a good mood and ready to mingle. Olga, a resident of Maple Pointe I have seen at makeovers for several years, opened her eyes and arms wide, grabbed me into a tight hug, and exclaimed, “You’re here! I am so happy to see you!”
The senior home my chapter visits is such a special site to me. We have all grown so attached to the women here. I have written numerous journals about the residents before, but it is always a pleasure to recount our experiences. I was so happy to see Reiko, Hildegard, and Catherine who we've visited for years.
"We had very similar interests such as being book lovers, nature lovers, and people who wanted to make others happy. I will never forget the advice she gave me. She told me to never stop smiling because my smile brought her happiness and it made me look beautiful. Also, to be myself, because my personality makes me who I am today and no one can replace me."