LANCASTER – A centenarian was among the residents who received beauty makeovers Friday as part of Lancaster’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service.
The city of Lancaster partnered with ProCare Hospice to provide complimentary makeovers for patients, as well as caregivers, at the Oak Fence Senior Living Facility at 6036 Oak Fence Lane in Quartz Hill.
“This is the 6th year we’ve been privileged to provide beauty makeovers for two hospice patients and two of their caregivers,” said Brandi Wheeler, Director of Marketing for ProCare Hospice. “One makeover participant is a hospice patient who is 101 years old!”
Montage Salon in Lancaster volunteered for the first time this year. Representative Krista Victory started the makeover process with a haircut and style, which was followed by a makeup application from five-year MLK Day of Service volunteer Tiffany Derosier.
“I was so glad to receive the call asking me to participate again,” Derosier said. “I look forward to this event every year, and it is so rewarding to be a part of giving back, particularly for those who fight everyday with terminal illness and for those who provide care for them.”
Professional photographer Phillip Kocurek, of Phillips Photography in Lancaster, provided complimentary photographs for each participant.
“I said yes to the event before they even asked me,” said Kocurek, who has served as a volunteer for the MLK Day of Service project every year for six years.
Star Freebairn, Director of Patient Care Services for ProCare Hospice said, “It makes sense to give back in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s memory. We are thankful to the city of Lancaster and plan to participate in the Day of Service event each and every year.”