A Message From Michelle 
"A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles" ~ Christopher Reeve
 
In considering a message for this month's newsletter, I was reminded of the number of moments where I've had honor of being present during a "hero moment".  Hero moments do not always have to be the kind we see on TV.  Of course, there are many that we recognize; first responders risking their own lives to save others, brave soldiers who place themselves in harm's way to protect all of us, or a policeman who never knows what the next instant might bring.  All these examples are certainly heroic.
 
....But what about the everyday heroes?  I am fortunate to be surrounded each day by people who take the time to create those hero moments.  Most often, they do not realize themselves as someone's hero, but it's clearly evidenced by those they touch. Hero moments can be a single gesture, small and quiet.  It's consoling a resident or comforting a family; holding a hand; helping someone beside you who may be having a family crisis themselves but come to work every day to help others.  It's offering to help a friend plant their garden; babysit for new parents who need a break; or pick up items from the supermarket for an elderly neighbor.
 
Pay attention and identify how you might be creating those hero moments yourself and recognize the heroes in your own life...they're all around you!

Michelle Knobloch
Executive Director
  
Lead Certified Nursing Assistants Appointed

Pickering Manor has the pleasure of introducing 3 "new" additions to our clinical team! 

Cruz Rosario, Jenn Williams and Allison Lauterwasser have been chosen as Lead CNAs.

Each of them have demonstrated excellence in resident care, strength in moral character, and also experience in supervising others. Cruz, Jenn and Allison provide a necessary link between shifts as well as departments which results in improved communication and care for our residents.



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Pickering Manor Auxiliary to Host Bus Trip to Crossing Premium Outlets  

Pickering Manor Auxiliary is planning a bus trip to the Crossings Premium Outlets in Tannersville on Wednesday, April 27th. There are 12 seats on the bus and places will be reserved on a "first come-first served" basis. We will leave Pickering Manor at 9:00 am and return by 4:30-5:00 pm. The trip costs $20 (for bus usage). You will be on your own for lunch and whatever shopping you wish to do! 

There are a multitude of shops including Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Bass, Coach, Carter's, Gap, J. Crew, Nautica, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren, North Face, White House Black Market, Yankee Candle...and many more! There are several restaurants for lunch...it should be a great time! For information or to reserve a seat, please call Sue Hayes 215-968-4848 or email suehayes53@gmail.com.



First Annual Employee Recognition Event
Pickering Manor held its First Annual Employee Celebration Dinner at Northampton Valley Country Club.  It was an evening of joyous celebration and well deserved recognition. Employees were recognized for their dedicated years of service...from 5 years to as many as 29!! Wow! Each employee was honored for their time, efforts, commitment and care and most of all for their love of Pickering Manor, our residents and each other. The employees, Administrative Staff and Members of our Board thoroughly enjoyed the event. 

 

Residents Enjoy "Snowcus Pocus" at Bucks County Community College

Residents enjoyed a winter circus ballet and acrobatic show, called "Snowcus Pocus," a performance held at Bucks County Community College.  The residents are pictured with "Centurion" BCCC's new mascot, who recently made his debut!
 


 

Pickering Manor Hosts Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
Meetings will be held once per month on the first Tuesday from 10am-12 noon in the Living room.  Open to all caregivers. Call Meri Barboni at 215-968-3878 for more information.


 

Free "Medicare Made Easy" Seminar

Join us on April 21st at 2 p.m. to hear Howard Peck, owner of Senior Insurance Solution, speak about the following topics:
  • Medicare Basics
  • MediGap
  • Medicare Supplements
  • Part D Drug Plans
  • Enrollment Guidelines
Space is limited!  Call Paula at 215-968-3878 ext. 1074 to reserve your seat!

 

Music and Memory

If you would like to donate an iPod shuffle, iTunes gift card, or make a monetary donation, you can drop it off at Pickering Manor's front desk or contact Susan DeLuca, Director of Development at 215-968-3878, or sdeluca@pickeringmanor.org

 


 

Save the Date!

Do you like to golf?  Save the date for the Newtown Rotary's Annual Golf Outing to benefit Pickering Manor on Monday, June 20, 2016 at Trenton Country Club.




About Pickering Manor
Located in Newtown, PA, Pickering Manor is a non-profit senior-living facility offering 10 semi-detached cottages, 24 apartments, 22 private personal care rooms and 47 licensed skilled nursing beds. Pickering was founded in 1963 and is the only community-owned and operated senior residence in Pennsylvania. For more information about Pickering Manor visit: