In 2017, Prue Nicholas moved to Jackson Living Center at Fowler to be near her daughter, Forest Hills resident Michelle Witcher, program manager for Arts & Letters Live at the Dallas Museum of Art. Prue was quick to make friends and had the perfect formula to do so – “I’m going to invite everyone in the building to have lunch with me so I can get to know them.” One of Prue’s favorite things about Fowler were the grounds with the walking trails and her access to quiet prayer time in the chapel, weekly nondenominational services, as well as weekly Communion administered by Eucharistic Ministers from St. Thomas Aquinas Church.
In early 2020, Prue moved to the Flora neighborhood in Pearl Nordan Care Center. During the pandemic, Prue was unable to walk the grounds, and staff designed “walking trails” throughout the assisted living neighborhood. Daughter Michelle considered bringing mom home during the “lockdown.” Instead, she trusted that mom was familiar with her surroundings with caring people who found creative ways for mother-daughter visits. Today, Prue is an integral part of the “Welcome Team” for all new residents, honing her attention on the individual who most needs a friend. Michelle shares, “Fowler has proven to be an answer to prayer; a safe, loving community that our mother adores.”