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AKEN celebrates with Ehatare

Ehatare and the Estonian Relief Committee (ERC) in Canada welcomed the women of AKEN (Akadeemilised Kanada Eesti Naised) on May 3rd to celebrate the opening of Ehatare’s new AKEN salon with champagne and herring sandwiches.

Renovating Ehatare’s hair salon was made possible thanks to a generous donation from AKEN, and thanks to its generous benefactor and late Ehatare resident, Ragne Toming. Donations like this help us bring the Home up to the standard our residents deserve!

With the enthusiastic help of the AKEN women, the new plaque was revealed, and the ribbon was cut marking the official opening of the AKEN Hair Salon. With the blessing of pastor Kalle Kadakas, attendees were invited to enter the newly renovated salon. The opening ceremony was followed by a dinner for all guests and a performance from “0 (Null) Teater’s” J. Liiv and H. Visnapuu from Eesti. Ehatare long-time resident and weekly hair salon user Lea Ehasoo said “the salon is very, very important to me because I cannot manage my hairstyle on my own.” Having a regular hair care routine is vital to a senior’s dignity, self-esteem, and overall mood. By providing this in-house...

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