Live Soulfully - Hickory Manor Nursing Home


Photo by Shari Harris
The celebration began on Sunday with a Mother’s Day Celebration at 2 p.m. Guests gathered around this table to visit their loved ones. From left are Kevin Prugh, Glenda Prugh, Sara Prugh, Jaunita Mace, Larry Mace, Rochelle McKee and Gene McKee. Awards were given to the oldest and youngest mothers, and to the mother with the most visitors in attendance. Beautiful hanging baskets of flowers were handed out as door prizes.


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Monday’s ceremonies included a visit from Mayor Keith Cantrell at which he signed the Proclamation for the City of Licking with Melissa Weaver, Administrative Director. Later in the day the residents enjoyed a picnic lunch.

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The Wildcat Early Learning Center visited Hickory Manor Tuesday morning. They enthusiastically performed several songs for the residents and later had a balloon release.


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Otis and Bobbie Tripp received hugs from their grandson after the musical performance. The afternoon continued with more musical entertainment and soda floats.


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The residents played Bingo Wednesday morning, had a lunch BBQ and at 3 p.m. held the Hickory Manor Pageant. Pageant contestants from left: Glenda Prugh, second runner-up; Evelyn Poe, 2019 Miss Hickory Manor; and Barbara Wagoner, first runner-up. Pageant judges stand behind contestants, from left: Sharon Tyger, Renee Keaton, and Karla Mieser.

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Enjoying the Fiesta held Thursday afternoon is Emily Todaro. The celebration included music, decorations, maracas and snacks.


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Liz ReVelle, prepares delightful plates of fresh fruit at Friday afternoon’s Luau.


By Christy Porter
Managing Editor

It was a busy week for the residents, family members and staff at Hickory Manor Nursing Home. “Live Soulfully” was the theme for the 2019 celebration of National Skilled Nursing Care Week.
Hickory Manor regularly celebrates resident’s birthdays, holds exercise classes and plays Bingo three times a week. Local churches conduct weekly Bible study and Church services are held each Sunday at 2 p.m. When appropriate other activities such as gardening are pursued. This week was extra special with the additional celebrations.
Our hats off to the staff at Hickory Manor as they pursue making the stay at a skilled nursing facility more enjoyable. They know and care about their residents, greeting each by name while they assist. Acknowledgement to the residents for living soulfully, loving, laughing, working, raising families and contributing to their communities. Thank you to the residents, staff and volunteers for continuing to live soulfully with smiles, patience and kindnesses to each other.

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