A Message From Michelle 

In considering a message for the month of November, how can I possibly not pause and reflect on the significance of a day set aside deliberately for the purpose of being thankful.  A day that should not be taken for granted and one that in our home is filled with "family, food and football"! 

 It's that day that is truly without pretense; no trees to adorn, no lights to untangle, and the only gift to give is the presence enjoyed by one another.  

My Thanksgiving memories are filled with thoughts of waking to the smells of pies baking and mom doing exactly what she loved best; preparing food for her family.  We have a longstanding tradition here at Pickering of bringing that presence of family to our residents the week before Thanksgiving.  

Our residents, their families and our staff join and we celebrate together that spirit of gratitude for each other....and we reminisce about those family memories; those iconic football games and the hope of so many more Thanksgivings to come!
 
"Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgiving turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings"         ---- William Arthur Ward


Michelle Knobloch
Executive Director


Pickering Manor's 2015 Fall Gala a Great Success!

On Saturday night, November 7th, Pickering Manor held its Annual Fall Gala at Trenton Country Club. This annual fundraiser includes a night of dinner, dancing and silent auction. 

Congratulations to Paula Falkowski, the winner of our Dream Destination Getaway! 
 
THANK YOU to our Sponsors:
 
Presenting
First National Bank of Newtown
Johnson Kendall & Johnson
 
Silver
Contract Pharmacy Services
CURA Hospitality
Mary and David Hunter
 
Bronze
Hutchinson, Gillahan & Freeh
 
In-Kind
McCaffrey's Food Markets






Pickering Manor Begins Music and Memory Program
Pickering Manor staff and volunteers are working together to bring a special program to life for our residents. Music and Memory is a program that taps into each person's deep rooted love of music.  It's about bringing joy to the lives of people suffering from Alzheimer's, other forms of dementia and a wide range of cognitive and physical impairments.  Pickering Manor, the only community-owned and operated non-profit senior residence in Newtown, has joined with Music and Memory to train staff how to set up personalized music playlists on ipods for residents.  These musical favorites tap deep memories not lost to dementia and can "reawaken" residents, enabling them to feel like themselves again, converse, socialize and stay present.
 
In order for Pickering Manor to offer this program, the facility is in need of ipods and itunes gift cards to give to each of their 70+ long term care residents. Pickering Manor is in the process of becoming a Music and Memory Certified Care Facility.
 
If you would like to donate your gently used ipod shuffle or an itunes gift card, please drop off at Pickering Manor's front desk.  If you can make a monetary donation, please contact Susan DeLuca, Director of Development at sdeluca@pickeringmanor.org, or 215-968-3878.




Pickering is Hiring
Pickering Manor is hiring in Dining Services Part time and Resident Services Full Time. Contact the HR Department for further information alandis@pickeringmanor.org.


 


Car Raffle Chance Makes A Great Gift
The 4th Annual Mercedes Benz Car Raffle has begun!   Enter here  to win a 2016 Mercedes Benz CLA250 OR $25,000 Cash!  Second Prize is a $1,000 VISA gift card.  Only 800 chances will be sold!  Mark your calendars for a Spring Drawing and Cocktail Party on April 22, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

 

Senior Fraud Seminar
Join us for an informative seminar on senior fraud on November 17, at 2:00 p.m.  Topics will include:

  • Unwanted Telemarketing and E-mail
  • How to protect your privacy
  • IRS Fraud scams
  • Identity theft
  • Medicare and you
  • Social Security questions and concerns
 
Space is limited!  Please call Paula Falkowski at 215-968-3878 to reserve your seat!





Newtown HeartChase
Pickering Manor was proud to support Newtown HeartChase by American Heart Association. Pickering Manor was at Checkpoint C "Strike Out Heart Disease" located in Pickering Baseball Field and Checkpoint J "Piece of Your Heart" located in the Gazebo at the Cottages. Best Team Spirit Award, too! Great day for a fabulous cause!


 

Birthday Celebrations, Toe-Tapping and Trick or Treaters

The month of October was a busy one for Pickering Manor Residents! Just a few of the many activities were a birthday bash, entertainment by the "Toe-Tappers," and Goodnoe Elementary stopping by to show off their great Halloween costumes!






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: 


Holiday Shopping!
Amazon will donate a percentage of each sale to Pickering Manor.  Just go to smile.amazon.com, and choose "Community Welfare Council of Newtown."