Day of Beauty

Matheny’s annual Day of Beauty, organized by Andrea Szott, whose son, Shane, is a Matheny resident, was held on Friday, April 1, for female students and patients. Volunteers from the community and Matheny staff members set up stations for haircuts, hair coloring, manicures and hand and shoulder massages.

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From left, volunteer Elayna Alexander, Matheny Adult Services instructor Rachel Pyke, and Matheny resident Rasheedah Mahali.

Tea and snacks were served, and Matheny students and patients had an opportunity to not only meet people from the community but also to socialize with staff members in a relaxed, informal atmosphere. It’s another example of how Matheny tries to enhance the lives of people with disabilities, providing them with as many normal life experiences as possible.