Since being in the nursing home, Alma, a HopeWest patient, hasn’t had the chance to buy lipstick. During Alma’s visit to the mall with Renee, HopeWest Life Enhancement Coordinator, Alma has been sporting her new favorite color.

After lunch, the duo watched the children play on the jungle gym where many children visited with Alma. This was the highlight of her day!

“It just goes to show that sometimes it’s the small things that can mean the world to someone else,” said Renee.


When Renee and Alma returned from their day-trip, Renee made sure the HopeWest care team and the nursing home employees knew Alma wanted to wear lipstick–she’s been wearing lipstick and a smile since.