Pickering Post

A Message from Michelle

It's August! To echo the words of many, "Where did this summer go?" It seems that these last few weeks are skimming past us at lightning speed. Summer always seems to bring an increase of relatives and visitors. We are blessed with a continual stream of families coming and going, children and grandchildren racing through the front door eagerly looking for their parent or grandparent, and a steady line of folks going out to enjoy the pleasures of our wrap-around front porch! With my office being located at the entrance to the porch, I am always happy to assist families and residents as they go outside to enjoy the breeze that always seems to be blowing; no matter how warm the temperature might climb. I hear laughter coming from there, snippets of conversation, people rocking in the rocking chairs and relishing in the lazy days of summer. It never fails to remind me that we are truly living in their home. As we speak, one of our residents is entertaining a friend and one of our staff just as he would on his own front porch.....THIS is summer at Pickering!

Take Me Out to the Ball Game...

Pickering Manor sponsors the Vikings, a Council Rock Newtown Athletic Association little league team.

To celebrate the end of the season, the team came to Pickering Manor to enjoy an ice cream social with our residents!

From Farm to Table-The Fruits of Our Labor

Pickering Manor started a community garden this past spring, inspired by one of our green-thumbed new cottage residents, Bob Bailey. Bob and his wife Rita moved in to Cottage F earlier this year and have since planted a beautiful garden enjoyed by all who view it (see photo below!). Taking inspiration from him, the staff created a garden of Pickering’s own, and with some Personal Care and Cottage resident’s help, it has thrived! Pictured are eggplant, tomatoes and zucchini from our own garden. The zucchini was used by Personal Care residents to make delicious zucchini bread, enjoyed by all!

Meet the Author - Ethel Hibbs

Our very own Pickering Manor Apartment resident Ethel Hibbs was featured in an article in the Sunday June 14th edition of The Advance of Bucks County. Ethel has written and published a book entitled "Lads and Lassies in Service," which documents letters written by 66 WWII service members who were members of the Newtown United Methodist Church and penned letters home during the war. One of those servicemen, Willet Hibbs, who was drafted at age 18 as a senior in high school, became her husband. Ethel says, "I wrote this book in order to preserve the very precious messages written home to Newtown families. These notes tell us about the service folks, their environment and how deeply they loved and anticipated coming home."

Join us for a "Meet the Author" event at Pickering Manor's Personal Care living room on Thursday, August 27th at 6:30 p.m. Call 215-968-3878 for more information.


Apartment residents are enjoying a new picnic bench installed by Pickering Manor just in time for summer!

Cottage and Apartments available- Newly renovated apartments and cottage available.  Worry free Independent Living located walking distance from the heart of Newtown.

Call Paula Falkowski, Director of Marketing at 215-968-3878 for details

Do you like to Golf?

Join us at the Newtown Rotary Golf Outing on Monday, October 5th at The Trenton Country Club. For more information, call Susan DeLuca, Director of Development at 215-968-3878.

Save the Date(s)!

Pickering Manor Gala

Pickering Manor Fall Gala will be held on Saturday, November 7th, at The Trenton Country Club.

New this year: enter to win our Dream Destination Giveaway, a vacation of your choice to one of these destinations: Las Vegas, Orlando, Lake Tahoe, or Cancun, Mexico. Tickets are $50 per chance or $125 for 3. Chances go on sale at our booth at the Middletown Grange Fair August 12th, and at Pickering Manor and online August 17th. The winner will be drawn at the Gala on November 7th.

Car Raffle ticket sales begin October 1st! Purchase at Pickering, online, or join us at Newtown Market Day October 3rd for the kickoff!

Donate to Pickering When You Shop at Amazon

The next time you go to make an online purchase, consider shopping at www.Smile.Amazon.com (which is exactly the same as Amazon.com). When you do so, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of all eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice.

To support Pickering Manor, just choose “Community Welfare Council of Newtown” when prompted. AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support Pickering Manor every time you shop, at no cost to you.

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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: www.pickeringmanor.org.

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