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New Hope Valley – Main Campus

MAIN CAMPUS AUGUST RESIDENT OF THE MONTHMeet 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.

Moving to Traditions of Saginaw

Hazel has called Traditions of Saginaw 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's Family

Hazel is the oldest sibling in a very large family; she has 11 brothers and sisters! She was married for 25 years and has six children, 2 of whom have passed. She also has ten 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.”

Living Life to the Fullest at Traditions

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 New Hope Valley's girls [employees]. This is my home, and I am so happy here. If money weren’t an object, I’d surprise everyone daily!”

Hazel also said that her favorite meal at New Hope Valley is catfish served with french fries and coleslaw. She is also a big fan of Chef’s lemon pie too!

Being Nominated for Resident of the Month

“I chose Hazel as our Resident of the Month because she is always 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!”