Category Archives: News and Information

The Importance of Remaining Active with Dementia

by Jen Harris, Community Life & Outreach Manager Being mentally active is important for people living with dementia. Performing fun activities can help them stay alert and interested in daily living.  Cognitive-specific activities, such as assembling puzzles, not only provides mental stimulation but can also generate integral social interactions. Reminiscence…

Read more…

Expansion Update – Week of June 26th

The third floor walls have all been completed and the roof truss installation has started. All of the major concrete work is complete at this time. Interior mechanical, electrical, and plumbing rough in continues. Wall framing will begin on the first floor in the next week. Truss work will continue…

Read more…

FREE Continuing Education

Read more…

Expansion Update – Week of June 19th

Interior mechanical, electrical, plumbing rough in continues on the ground floor. Fireproofing the ground floor was completed this week. The third floor exterior walls have been installed. Trusses have been delivered and will be installed along with sheathing of the roof. Roof installation will begin next week. The interior slab…

Read more…

The Impact Food has on Seniors

by Rodney Sykes, Dining Services Manager  Luciano Pavarotti once said, “One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.” We all know the nutritional benefits of food, but having worked in the…

Read more…

Expansion Update – Week of June 12th

The third floor concrete deck pouring and structural wall installation will be completed this week. Ground floor spray on fire proofing is being completed this week.  Next week roof truss installation will begin. Interior 1st floor slab on grade will be poured next week. Mechanical piping and electrical rough in…

Read more…

Expansion Update – Week of June 5th

There will be work this Saturday, June 3rd. The third floor Hambro joists are set and half of the concrete floor will be poured this week. The rest of the third floor will be poured next week. Ground floor mechanical and electrical system rough in continues.   First floor slab…

Read more…

Practicing Safety: Reducing Your Risks

by Pamela Leland, PhD, Executive Director  If it is cold outside, we wear a coat, maybe even a hat and mittens. If there is ice or snow, we wear boots or shoes with non-skid soles. If we are driving in the rain, we use windshield wipers. If climbing on a…

Read more…

Expansion Update – Week of May 22nd

There will be work this Saturday, May 20th. The 2nd floor slab was finished and the exterior structural stud walls of the 2nd floor were installed this week. Hambro floor joists for the 3rd floor will begin this week and continue through next week. Mechanical rough in work continues on…

Read more…

Guest Bartender Night

Read more…

The Conversation Project

Read more…

A Difficult Conversation Made Easier

by Diane Kauffman, Marketing & Sales Manager  The Hickman provides permanent and respite personal care to seniors. You are invited to The Hickman on Wednesday, May 24 at 5:30 p.m. to learn more about The Conversation Project. One of the most difficult and most important conversations I have ever had…

Read more…

Expansion Update – Week of May 15th

For the duration of the project it should be assumed that there will be a few workers on site every Saturday.  Depending on the weather and other factors, there could be up to 20 or 30 workers on site on a Saturday. Second floor joist and deck continue to be set…

Read more…

Expansion Update – Week of May 8th

Waterproofing touch up around the building foundation was done this week. Structural steel stud walls on the 1st floor are complete. Hambro floor joist installation on the 2nd floor will be completed next week.  The 2nd floor will be poured next week and structural steel stud wall installation will begin….

Read more…

Benefiting from Volunteer Opportunities

by Charles “Ebbie” Alfree III, Director of Advancement Some consider volunteers to be the very backbone of non-profit organizations. When you think about it, the individuals who serve on non-profits’ Board of Directors are volunteers! However, not everyone who offers their time to an organization serves at that capacity; there…

Read more…