Dear Families,

This communication is once again to share that we have another person testing positive for Covid-19. This person was fully vaccinated and it occurred through household-exposure.

This is obviously not welcomed news but as it is considered by the CDC and the DOH as a new Outbreak, we now must extend our Lockdown Date to 5/6.

Each Friday, the State releases the Positivity Rates per county; Bucks Co. is now down to 9.5%. The rate was 10.6% the previous week so it’s definitely trending in the right direction. Due to the Outbreak, we continue with testing and monitoring all staff and residents for symptoms.

We will continue to keep you informed of any changes that impact our residents and the Visitation guidelines. As always, Compassionate Care and End-of-Life visits may continue throughout the Lockdown period.

Based on the current statistics we are seeing, we continue to ask our staff to be mindful as restrictions become relaxed in our communities. I would ask your consideration as well as we move closer to reopening and welcoming all of you back. Be assured that all of us are frustrated as we know you and our residents are as well.

Thank you for your continued understanding and patience...it is truly appreciated,

Michelle Knobloch, NHA    
Chief Executive Officer

About Pickering Manor

Located in Newtown, PA, Pickering Manor is a non-profit senior-living facility offering Independent Living consisting of 10 semi-detached cottages and 24 senior rental apartments. In 2020, Pickering Manor launched its largest expansion to date; the 26,000 square foot Sidney T. Yates Pavilion complete with a state-of-the-art rehab, 15 Short-Term Rehab rooms, and 15 Personal Care rooms are now open.

In 2021, Pickering Manor will finish renovations to the existing "Pickering Pavilion" to include a 32 -bed renovated Skilled Nursing unit and a 21-bed certified Memory Care unit.

Pickering was founded in 1963 and is the only 5-star community-owned and operated continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Pennsylvania.