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behind the counter | 2012 17 Hope Hickman H ope Hickman discovered her life’s work at an wellness clinic, massage therapy suite and more— early age—and she’s been building on it ever along with an expanded skilled nursing unit. since. This Indiana native grew up in a family “We emphasize a wellness lifestyle that keeps that made regular visits to the local nursing residents active at any age,” Hope says, noting home, where they’d sing, play piano and spend varied fitness classes, ranging from core to tai time with residents…meaningful interactions that chi, complemented by field trips such as hiking, ultimately prompted a career dedicated to seniors. sporting events and other age-appropriate Now the health care administrator at Rolling Green activities. The vibrant campus—boasting lakes, 1 Hoke Smith Blvd. Village, Hope came to the Upstate’s favorite continuing woodlands, wildflower patches and walking Greenville care community just in time to break ground on a trails—encourages a daily constitutional. 864.987.9800 new Health & Wellness Center. This much-anticipated “Rolling Green Village makes it fun to age well.” www.rollinggreenvillage.com project, slated for completion in October 2012, includes Hope leads by example, with fitness-oriented brand-new wellness space—an aerobics activity room, hobbies such as skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, Continuing Care Retirement Community cardio/strength training room, indoor swimming pool, hiking and whitewater rafting. Photograph by: Carol Stewart