A Message From Michelle 
I recently had the pleasure of listening to a friend of mine, Dr. Denise Chranowski discuss the topic of 'change' in her weekly video chat, "A Dose from Doctor Denise". As I listened, I realized that her message was speaking to me on many levels; both personally and professionally.
Change....it's absolutely inevitable. Every day we wake to a new sunrise and are given the opportunity to change and be motivated by what lies ahead in those next 24 hours. Admittedly, I've never been a fan. I like things just the way they are; I don't 'move my furniture'; "if it's ain't broke, don't fix it".... But, I've come to realize that change is a test to our own inner-strength and it uncovers those weaknesses that, unless questioned, can nurture mediocrity and complacency.
Change opens the doors to new experiences. It invites problem-solving. It inspires creative thinking. Change is an opportunity to grow. Change promotes conversations and fosters ideas that would otherwise never be considered. Change can be the motivator that builds new friendships. Change provides the courage to make difficult decisions. Change can be exciting and opens the door to new beginnings.
And so, for those of you that may be feeling overwhelmed and somewhat uncertain, I suggest we pause and consider that we've been presented a gift. We turn it around and inspect it from all angles, not just the one that might be the most obvious. We unwrap that gift of change carefully and consider what we're learning every single day. We realize how incredibly fortunate we are to be able to enjoy life and friends and family. Change inevitably makes us stronger.
And in the words of Kenny Cheney (yes, I'm quoting Kenny Chesney)...."Now and then I let it go, I ride the wave I can't control, I'm learnin' to build a better boat".
See you in September!

Michelle Knobloch
Executive Director

Gazebo Night & Open House 
TONIGHT at Pickering Manor 
On Thursday Aug. 9th at 6:30 p.m. enjoy a beautiful evening and a live outdoor performance at the Cottage Gazebo. Bring a lawn chair or blanket, a family member or friend, for this fun-filled night. Share a memorable musical performance with your neighbors. Refreshments will be served. Cottage and campus tours will be available, 2 Bedroom/2 Bath Cottage NOW AVAILABLE. Please RSVP to 215-968-3878 or info@PickeringManor.org Pickering Manor 226 N. Lincoln Ave, Newtown.

Groundbreaking Ceremony for 
Pickering Manor Expansion
On July 12th at 10:00 a.m., friends, family and community joined us for a ceremonial groundbreaking to celebrate the beginning of Pickering Manor's expansion soon to begin.

Summer Fitness Series - Don't Miss It! Only one class left!
August 15th- Cardio Circuit
Classes are free and held Wednesdays at 1pm. Classes are designed to increase flexibility, joint stability, balance, coordination, agility, muscular strength and cardiovascular endurance. Classes are adapted to suit any age and skill level. Regular exercise can help older adults stay independent and prevent many health problems that come with age including falls. Strengthen your mind, body, and spirit at Pickering Manor. Call 215-968-3878 for more information!

with Jagged Blue at Sycamore Grill
Join us for the perfect Summer Concert Series at the Sycamore Grill!  Popular band, Jagged Blue, performs August 10th.  Sycamore Grill will donate a percentage of your bill back to Pickering Manor, just let your server know you are there as part of the fundraiser!  Come early for dinner, or stay late for the band!

Middletown Grange Fair 
Stop by and see us!
Pickering Manor will have a booth in front of the Entertainment Tent on Friday, August 17th and Saturday August 18th. Stop by and find out what's happening!

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

   Save the Date - Pickering Manor's 
Spring Mill Manor ~  Saturday,  October 27th 2018!

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: