Weston College students pamper pensioners

Weston College students pamper pensioners

Weston College pampered 24 pensioners to help launch Age UK Somerset’s year-long ‘Joining in Together’ service to reduce isolation.

Men and women aged from 50 to nearly 90 enjoyed £5 professional facials, manicures and pedicures at the College’s bespoke salon.

Dennis Newbury, 82 of Worlebury, who had top to toe treatments, said: “I’ve never had a facial. I thought it wasn’t the sort of thing a man did but I thoroughly enjoyed it all.”

Pauline Roberts, 86, of Ridgeway in Weston town centre, said: “This was my first facial and I worried I was too old but it’s been lovely and I’ve had my nails painted lilac.”

The ‘Joining in Together’ service is supported by Somerset Racial Equality Council and funded by the Fair Share Trust.

Age UK Somerset campaign co-ordinator, Linda Jones, said: “This pamper day has been an incredible success which couldn’t have happened without Weston College.”