Family Shares Shiny Pieces of Dot

Dot Coulon's son and his wife deliver her jewelry to Hamilton Trace residents

Dorothy “Dot” Rose Coulon was known as one of the Hamilton Trace community’s most generous residents. Whether it was handing out bingo cards or lifting people’s spirits with compassionate conversation, she jumped at every chance to make a positive impact.

“They told me she was like a fellow staff member because she helped out so much,” her son Tim said.

After Dot passed away last year, staff and residents gathered outside to honor her, releasing balloons in the air and singing to the heavens.

Tim, his sister Patti and his wife Jennifer found a way to keep Dot’s giving spirit alive this holiday season.

“Mom had a very large jewelry collection, and as we were sorting through it, we thought, ‘Why not give these pieces to her friends at Hamilton Trace?’” they said. “We wrapped them up and brought them to the residents there, and they were thrilled to have these mementos of her.”

“Dot was a special lady, and we’re happy to see residents carry these pieces of her,” said Residential Unit Manager Caprice Walker, LPN. “Every time a bracelet or necklace shines, we smile, remember her and thank her for her generosity.”