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Handful of Tickets Still Available for Glen Campbell Film

On Tuesday, May 19 at 7 PM, Pickering Manor will present a screening of “I’ll Be Me” – an award-winning film about legendary singer Glen Campbell and his fight against Alzheimer’s disease. The movie will be shown at the Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State Street in Newtown.

Tickets are free but only a few remain. Tickets can be picked up on a first-come, first-served basis at Pickering Manor, 226 N. Lincoln Ave. in Newtown between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM Monday through Friday. This is the only screening of “I’ll Be Me” in Bucks County.

In 2011, Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and was told to hang up his guitar and prepare for the inevitable. Instead, Campbell went public with his diagnosis and announced that he and his family would set out on a short “Goodbye Tour.” This three-week engagement turned into an emotional and critically acclaimed 151-show nationwide tour.

Free Alzheimer’s Panel Discussion

Tuesday, June 23

Pickering Manor will host a free panel discussion about dementia and Alzheimer’s disease on Tuesday, June 23 at 7 PM at the Newtown Theatre, 120 N. State Street in Newtown.

Panelist will include Marc Duome, MD, a neuropsychologist; Keith Brown, Esq., an attorney with Stuckert & Yates; Julie Thomas from the Alzheimer’s Association; Barbara Marte from Seniors Helping Seniors; Beverly Remsburg, a Pickering Manor family member; and Meri Barboni, Social Services Director at Pickering.

Panelists will share their expertise and experiences with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Time will be provided for questions and answers from the audience. No RSVP required, open seating.

The panel discussion will take place a month after Pickering Manor’s screening of “I’ll Be Me” – an award-winning film about legendary singer Glen Campbell and his fight against Alzheimer’s disease.

Special Offered in Personal Care

Pickering has openings in Personal Care – a recently renovated, 22-room area for residents who require minimum to moderate assistance with their daily activities. Monthly fee includes a private room, all meals, trips and activities, medication management, health checks, laundry, housekeeping and more. New residents who move into Personal Care in May or June will receive their first month for free.

Pickering also has openings in its independent-living cottages. In recent months, several of the cottages have been renovated. All maintenance is provided by Pickering staff and the cottages are an easy walk from downtown Newtown Borough.

To learn more about Personal Care or the cottages, contact Meri Barboni at 215-968-3878 ext. 1101 or mbarboni@pickeringmanor.org.

Auxiliary Members Spread Easter Joy

Members of the Pickering Manor Auxiliary brought some pre-Easter sunshine to the Skilled Nursing residents when they handed out soft, cuddly bunnies, chicks and lambs. All of the stuffed animals were donated by Auxiliary members and Pickering staff.

Pickering Auxiliary Luncheon a Success

The Pickering Manor Auxiliary held its annual spring luncheon and fashion show on April 9 at the Washington Crossing Inn. Attendees enjoyed lunch and fashions from Carousel Boutiques in Wrightstown.

Spring Bus Trip to Terrain

Join the Pickering Manor Auxiliary on a day of shopping at Terrain in Glen Mills, PA, on Tuesday, May 12. Price is $25 per person for transportation. While there, enjoy lunch in Terrain’s Café Lodge (lunch not included in trip price). Bus leaves Pickering at 9:30 AM and return at 4 PM. Reserve a seat by contacting Tina Schaffer at 215-860-4199 or dtdtschaffer@verizon.net.

Pickering Manor “Welcomes” Newtown

Pickering Manor had a booth at Newtown’s annual Welcome Day this year. Staff members greeted passersby, handed out information and raffled off tickets to “I’ll Be Me.” Pictured at the booth are (from left) Development Director Susan DeLuca, Personal Care Administrator Donna Van Schaick and Director of Nursing Terry Ziegler.

Save the Date(s)!

Rotary Golf Outing

The 2015 Newtown Rotary Golf Outing will take place on October 5 at Trenton Country Club. Pickering Manor is the sole beneficiary of proceeds from the outing. For more information about registering or sponsorship opportunities, contact Susan DeLuca, Director of Development at Pickering, at 215-968-3878 ext. 1112 or sdeluca@pickeringmanor.org.

Pickering Manor Gala

The 2015 Pickering Manor Gala will be held on November 7 at the Trenton County Club. Last year, nearly 200 people enjoyed a night of music, dancing, exciting raffle items, good food and good company. Stay tuned for more information about tickets and sponsorship information.

Double Your Giving Impact with a Company Matching Gift

Many large corporations will match employee donations, some dollar for dollar. Increase the impact of your gift to Pickering Manor by asking your employer about their matching gift program, or call Susan DeLuca in the Pickering Development Office at 215-968-3878 for more information.

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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