THE NOSE THAT KNOWS: Jeannine Bergeron, at 76, loves her new piercing

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Jeannine Bergeron, at 76, had a nose ring done at Parisien Manor in Cornwall.

CORNWALL, Ontario - She's 76, a resident of a community nursing home, and hasn't let age or an infirmity slow her down.

The evidence is written all over Jeannine Bergeron's face.

Just last week Bergeron became one of the latest persons to have a nose ring done.

With the flick of the wrist - and a long needle - staff from Terry Lynn's Beau-Teek had Bergeron pierced and a nose ring in place during an appointment that was conducted at Parisien Manor.

Obviously seniors are not exactly the market most piercers look for, but don't tell that to Bergeron.

"I wanted it done a long time ago," she said in an interview. "But I didn't know anyone who had had it done.

"But there are a few of the girls (staff) here who have one."

Parisien Manor has a so-called 'Living Dreams' program that allows its residents to make wishes that often get fulfilled.

Soon a resident will receive her first ever massage from a registered masseuse, and recently a miniature horse was brought to the facility on Marlborough Street for a resident who had never seen the animal up close.

Another woman went to her first ever live hockey game - a Montreal Canadiens tilt, no less.

But none of those events included a needle and some pain.

"I didn't see it," said Bergeron of the needle. Instead she busied herself looking at the wall while the piercer went to work. "It hurt for one second."

Since then there has been no looking back for Bergeron.

"It was worth it," she said. "The first thing I knew it was done. My family didn't even know."

Her husband Samuel approves, as does her daughter Lin.

Organizations: Montreal Canadiens

Geographic location: Ontario, Marlborough Street

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  • sylvie guinard
    May 09, 2014 - 17:29

    I think this is simply marvelous! I wasn't aware that there was such a program in nursing homes/ residence..I am totally thrilled that this "young" lady got to realize her dream..