Seniors in low-income housing get makeovers

Published: Oct. 26, 2016 at 12:55 PM EDT
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Consider it a pathway to good health, a way to give back and a boost for those who could use one.

Today, some who live in the Teamsters Residences, an affordable housing complex in Maumee, got a makeover.

"Well, a lot of our seniors don't drive or they don't get out too often, so to have someone come here and give them a beauty treatment is a real luxury," explained Karen Knight, who works at the Teamsters Residences.

Volunteers from Paul Mitchell: The School, Toledo, provided haircuts, manicures and beauty treatments.

"We're all about giving back," said Marchelle Wendler of Paul Mitchell: The School. "We do a lot of things within the community, so when we were contacted to do this event, I jumped on it right away, just because we love doing things like this."

Americare Home Health Services put the spontaneous spa day together. It's an extension of the medical services they bring here.

"You know, I think it's a benefit to them all around because they can get beautiful and they can also get a medical screening," described Jessica Talbott of Americare.

The idea behind the makeover is it promotes overall health, because if you look good, you feel good.

Students from Paul Mitchell also gave roughly 150 free haircuts this past weekend at Tent City downtown.