New Hope Valley – Main Campus
Meet Hazel Prueter, our August Resident of the Month! Hazel was born in Arkansas, but grew up in Saginaw, Michigan. Saginaw is the largest municipality in the Saginaw, Midland and Bay City Metropolitan Area, also known as the Greater Tri-Cities.
Hazel has called New Hope Valley’s Main Campus home since February of 2023.
“It’s close to my family, and I’ve always loved the Saginaw area,” said Hazel when asked why she chose New Hope Valley as her home.
Hazel is the oldest sibling in a very large family; she has 11 brothers and sisters! She was married for 25 years and has 6 children, 2 of whom have passed. She also has 10 amazing grandchildren and 18 beautiful great grandchildren.
Prior to retiring, Hazel worked at Nelle Haley Elementary School for 15 years.
When we asked Hazel if she had any hidden talents, she gave a devilish smile and said, “Yes, I’m great at picking on my daughter, Linda! Oh, I’m also quite good at Euchre.”
When Hazel isn’t playing Euchre, bingo or enjoying the live entertainment during Happy Hour, she enjoys visiting with New Hope Valley’s staff.
“I just love all the girls [employees] at New Hope Valley. This is my home, and I am so happy here. If money weren’t an object, I’d give everyone surprises every day!”
Hazel also said that catfish served with french fries and coleslaw is her favorite meal at New Hope Valley. She is also a big fan of Chef’s lemon pie too!
“I chose Hazel as our Resident of the Month because she is always so kind, friendly and welcoming to others,” said Victoria Lee, New Hope Valley Main Campus Life Enrichment Director. “Her positive attitude and cheerful grin are an absolute delight!”