ROQUEMAURE A fashion show for the residents of the Lavandines nursing home

Marguerite states it: “she was not afraid of the stage at all” (Photo: Thierry Allard / Objectif Gard)

“It is the first time, at the age of 92, that I walk on a red carpet”. Odette, resident of Ehpad des Lavandines, in Roquemaure, had a smile on her lips this Friday afternoon, on the occasion of the fashion show organized by the plant and the Comptoir de l’hirondelle.

On the occasion of the closing of the Blue Week, a day dedicated to fashion was organized in collaboration with the Comptoir de l’hirondelle, which proposes this concept of “pop-up store” of clothing suitable for seniors and fashion shows. a few months. “It is a concept born in the north of France that we adapt, with the aim of offering a festive animation around prêt-à-porter”explains Sandrine Debreuque, at the helm of the Comptoir de l’hirondelle with Amélie Hueso.

Odette received a surprise visit from her son and daughter-in-law for the show (Photo: Thierry Allard / Objectif Gard)

The idea is of “showing the residents, just because you’re 80 doesn’t mean you can’t be a model”adds Sophie, a nursing home facilitator with her colleague Valérie. And we can also enjoy the clothes of last spring of the 80s, with the morning shopping that also saw the residents manage the shop of the association of the À tire d’aile establishment. “It was a great responsibility for them”Sophie points out.

Elena, during her visit to the red carpet of the Ehpad des Lavandines, in Roquemaure (Photo: Thierry Allard / Objectif Gard)

As for the parade, it saw volunteer residents Lucette, Elena, Odette, Liliane, Nicole, Robert, Geneviève, Marguerite and Christiane, who joined in the end, on the red carpet. Robert even dared to dance a few steps to the song he had chosen, an Elvis Presley piece. Christiane had chosen a piece … from Shy’m.

Robert, the only man willing to parade, started dancing on Elvis (Photo: Thierry Allard / Objectif Gard)

All in a good atmosphere, under the eyes of the residents, their families and the staff of the structure, at the end of a busy week. Thus, the residents in particular received a visit from a choir, participated with the staff in an evening on the theme of the 80s, a sports workshop, another on cooking and another on the production of moisturizers. And next week, place for the week of taste, not that of clothing.

Thierry ALLARD

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