A Message From Michelle  
Relax, Reflect, Rethink, Regroup, Renew....

February is the perfect month to take a step back while taking a deep breath. She’s Month Number 2; not needing to prove anything. Just being. She’s not January, the first month of the year. And she’s not March, the first month of Spring. February just waits there, many dreading her as she ends the season of Winter.

But February is the perfect month to Relax, Reflect, Rethink, Regroup, Renew.

Relax. We hurry through life. We mark our calendars and check our watches; we monitor our social media sites to make sure we didn’t miss anything. Let’s just take that deep breath and relax. All those things will still be there whether we monitor it, or check it, or mark it.

Reflect. If we allow ourselves to relax, it allows time to reflect on what’s truly important. It’s not who posted what, or what’s going on in the evening news. It’s not the latest movie released or the latest book published. What’s truly ‘important’ is different for all of us, but I dare say, it’s in the eyes of the ones we love; in the voices of our children; in our own heart....if we pause long enough to listen.

Rethink. Is it possible that many of our thoughts and ideas are formed by the information overload that bombards us each day? We are constantly processing this information and forming opinions. Rethinking our own ideas, our own sense of purpose and what we believe is ethical and honest and moral for our own lives. This will be what helps us fall asleep at night.

Regroup. Who do you allow in your ‘group’? Who do we surround ourselves with and who are truly our friends? Our ‘tribe’? The ones you know you can call at 2:00 in the morning when something bad happens? Our family? Those in our family that we are lucky enough to be able to add to the ‘friends’ list. We should periodically check our group; making certain that we stay connected to those we need to keep our souls centered.

Renew. Renew all those tiny pieces of our life that have been laying in wait for February to finally arrive. Make a list of what’s important. Your health. Your family. Your job. Spend more time on each one of these. Decide during this renewal, whether the anchors that hold us back from living our potential can be lifted? Ask for help from that friend and family list you made while you were re-grouping. They will help you, and you will help them.

And so Madam February, we welcome you....come on in. We’ve got some work to do!

Enjoy the journey; see you in March. It’s going to be amazing!!!


Michelle

Michelle Knobloch
Executive Director

CONSTRUCTION UPDATE

If you’ve driven by the past week, you’ve certainly noticed the crane and steel have arrived! Check our Facebook page often for day to day progress photos!
DESIGNER BAG BINGO 

Join us Sunday, February 24 th for a great time and play bingo for designer bags! Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Come to St. Frances Cabrini gym starting at 1:00 p.m. to view the designer you can win and raffle baskets! The first bingo game starts promptly at 2:00 p.m. Great girl’s day out! Snow date: March 3 rd Purchase tickets here or call Jennifer Miller, Development Coordinator, at 215-968-3878.
 SHOW PICKERING MANOR SOME LOVE BY VOTING! 
HELP US WIN!!!!

We are excited to announce that Pickering Manor has been nominated in the Bucks Happening contest under the categories of: Senior Care, Place To Work, Charity, Fundraiser - Car Raffle, Volunteers - Dottie Detwiler, Irene Neary, and Sashi Marda . Find us listed under Services, Everything Bucks, and People. Please show your support and help us get the most votes. Vote HERE!
 PERSONAL CARE RESIDENTS KEEP EAGLES SPIRIT ALIVE!

Ok, so we didn’t make it to the BIG game this year, but what a great time we had cheering on our favorite team in the playoffs!!


6th ANNUAL MERCEDES BENZ CAR RAFFLE

 Here’s your chance at winning a 2019 Mercedes Benz or $25,000 cash! Don’t miss out! Drawing is April 26 th at the Newtown Theatre.  Enter here!

PHYSICAL THERAPY AND REHABILITATION AT PICKERING MANOR  

Pictured below is our resident Richard, who just turned 100! He is enjoying a specialized Physical Therapy session with Trupti, a RehabCare Physical Therapist. The machine he is using to assist him in standing and regaining his balance and confidence was purchased last year with funds raised by the Newtown Rotary Golf Outing! See below for information on how you can change the lives of our residents this year by participating in this year’s golf outing!


AUXILIARY GENERAL MEETING

Join us on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 1 p.m. in Pickering Manor's Living Room for: "Hand Bells and Chimes."

Nyla Houser will share with us the history of hand bells and chimes and their use in music as she plays these instruments for the Auxiliary.




PICKERING MANOR AND NEWTOWN THEATRE HOST NEWTOWN BUSINESS ASSOCIATION CARD EXCHANGE

Pickering Manor and The Newtown Theatre teamed up to host the NBA’s January Business Card Exchange.

SAVE THE DATE!!

Join us June 10, 2019 at Trenton Country Club for The Newtown Rotary’s 30 th Annual Golf Outing! All proceeds benefit the residents of Pickering Manor. For more information, please call our Development Office at 215-968-3878 ext. 1112.



STAFF AND RESIDENTS ENJOY SOUP MONTH
In the deep chill of January, National Soup Month warms us up with piping hot bowls of comfort! To celebrate our amazing dietary team served homemade Chicken Noodle and Potato Leek!!




Pickering Manor hosts Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

Meetings will be held once per month on the first Tuesday from 10am-12 noon in the Living room. Open to all caregivers. Call Meri Barboni at 215-968-3878 for more information.
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.