WOW! Moments: An Historical Celebration
One our beloved residents here at Pine Rock Manor, Joyce Good, was born February 23, 1921 in Elgin, Illinois. After high school graduation, she worked as a switchboard operator in Michigan. Joyce moved to Warner, New Hampshire in 2006. While living at Pine Rock Manor, Joyce was recognized and celebrated as the oldest resident of Warner. Joyce was presented with the Boston Post cane this past December to signify her 95 years of life.
Historically, the Boston Post cane is presented to the oldest citizen in towns with a population over 500. The presentation is a historical New England tradition that dates back to 1909. 431 canes have been distributed throughout New England since the tradition’s origin. Of New Hampshire’s 224 towns, 176 have been Boston Post cane recipients. This public ceremony welcomes spectators and is presented by the Board of Selectmen. The tradition of the Boston Post cane is a fun way to honor elder citizens and connect the community with local history.
Many qualified citizens do not like being recognized for their old age and deny the acknowledgment. However, Joyce was thrilled and honored to be the 30th Boston Post Cane recipient in Warner, and so was everyone at Pine Rock Manor! Surrounded by friends and family, Joyce gleamed with happiness as she held the cane. After the ceremony, her family and friends celebrated her recognition with refreshments and photos. The staff and community at Pine Rock Manor enjoyed being a part of this historical celebration. The afternoon was a huge success!
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