Ridgewood Manor Health And Rehabilitation Hosts Pageant For Residents

  • Monday, June 17, 2024
Ruby Hughes
Ruby Hughes

Ridgewood Manor Health and Rehabilitation hosted a pageant for its residents. During the event, residents had the opportunity to share their unique personal stories and lifetime achievements with the rest of the center’s residents, family members and a panel of judges.

“We really enjoyed hosting our center’s pageant and bringing together our residents with their families and members of the local community,” said Audrey Skidmore, activity director of Ridgewood. "It was a wonderful event that all our residents enjoyed, and we appreciate the opportunity to add some excitement to their day.”

The winner of the pageant was Ruby Hughes. She loves black coffee and singing Gospel music. She has been at Ridgewood since 2019.

“Ruby is a real people person,” said Ms. Skidmore. “Whether she knows you or not, she’ll give you a hug and make you feel like you’ve known each other your whole life.”

Ms. Hughes has two sons and a granddaughter. One of the memories she recalled was living in Germany with her husband while stationed there when he was in the military.

“It wasn’t important to me to win the pageant,” said Ms. Hughes. “I was just happy to be in it.”

Eight other residents participated in the pageant. They are: Mary Phelps, Birdell Pritchett, Daisy Dezell, Pamela Garrison, Betty Planzer, Mary Smith, Barbara Welch and Maria Alfaro.

Ms. Hughes is eligible to serve as the local representative to the annual Ms. Georgia Health Care Association pageant which will be conducted on Aug. 17 at the Macon Marriott City Center in Macon, Ga. This statewide pageant provides an opportunity to shine a light on the residents of Georgia’s nursing homes and the dedicated individuals who care for them. 

 

Ridgewood Manor Health and Rehabilitation hosted a pageant for its residents. Participants, from left, are Mary Phelps, Birdell Pritchett, Daisy Dezell, Ruby Hughes (winner), Pamela Garrison, Betty Planzer, Mary Smith, Barbara Welch and Maria Alfaro.
Ridgewood Manor Health and Rehabilitation hosted a pageant for its residents. Participants, from left, are Mary Phelps, Birdell Pritchett, Daisy Dezell, Ruby Hughes (winner), Pamela Garrison, Betty Planzer, Mary Smith, Barbara Welch and Maria Alfaro.
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