To inspire and organize teen volunteers to provide ongoing companionship and complimentary beauty makeovers to women living in senior homes.
Sweat for Smiles is thrilled to support GlamourGals Foundation with Athleta at the Wind Down For Woman’s Day Party. GlamourGals empowers teen girls to support the elderly “one makeover at a time.”
More from GlamourGals.org:
The elderly population is the fastest growing population in America. It is estimated that by 2030 about 5.3 million seniors will be living in nursing homes. According to the CDC, social ties are one of the strongest predictors of well being. Loneliness and perceived isolation are linked to diminished cognitive function and negative health outcomes. In fact, the health effects of social isolation are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes per day.
Starting today, when you drive by a senior home, I hope you will think of the people who live there. Consider how much they would appreciate having a visitor stop by to care for them; to talk about prom, to find their favorite songs on youtube, to hold their hands and tell them they look beautiful. That’s exactly what GlamourGals volunteers across the country do.
With your help, we can work towards a solution to elder isolation and build friendships that span generations.