A Message From Michelle 
I recently attended the LeadingAge PA state conference in Hershey, PA. (LeadingAge PA is the statewide organization for non-profit senior living services). As if Hershey isn't inspirational enough with its acres of rolling farmland and the aroma of Reese's Peanut Butter Cups wafting through the air, I was fortunate to find the inspiration for my message this month from one of the keynote speakers, Alton Fitzgerald White.
Mr. White has performed the role of Mufasa in the hit Broadway show, The Lion King, a staggering 4,308 times! His bio includes numerous other Broadway and TV successes. And while his talent is evident, his message is simple..." Make your passion, your purpose". His story is of a man who grew up in the projects of Cincinnati, OH; the youngest of 6 children; son of an alcoholic father and despite the challenges he faced, he knew he had one secret...he could sing. He guarded this secret fiercely because he knew it set him apart from everyone around him. When he became old enough to leave, he set off to find his way, taking his passion for singing and acting and creating his purpose to share this talent and inspire others.
And while his story may not necessarily be yours or mine, there are definitely take-aways that can inspire all of us. He said, "I perceived my 'gifts' as my 'service' to others and it helped me to redefine the definition of 'service' ". Each one of us possesses a light and a strength that can become the purpose we share with others. I am reminded daily of the strength of character, the passion and resilience as I am a link in the chain of caring for others. Our residents, their families and our staff form incredible binding relationships that allow all of us the opportunity to find our passion and to realize its purpose. Look closely within...it's there!
Happy July.... Enjoy the summer and stay cool!!

Michelle Knobloch
Executive Director

Groundbreaking Ceremony to Take Place July 12th for Pickering Manor Expansion
Pickering Manor will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking on Thursday, July 12th at 10:00 a.m. to celebrate the beginning of construction of our expansion.

Golf Outing
The 29th Annual Newtown Rotary Golf Outing to benefit Pickering Manor held at Trenton Country Club on June 11th was a great success! Many thanks to our sponsors and golfers!

Joyce H. Packard Memorial 
Scholarship Winner
Earlier this spring, we announced the incredible generosity of April Bross, who established a scholarship for Pickering Manor employees in Nursing or Certified Nursing Assistant training in her mother's name. We are proud to announce the winner of the scholarship for 2018. Youbine Maurice was awarded the scholarship to continue her LPN training. Congratulations, Youbine! Scholarship applications are accepted April 1 through June 30th of each year. For more information and the application, employees of Pickering Manor can contact Alan Landis, Director of Human Resources.

Our Summer Fitness Series is Going Strong!  Join Us! 
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.  

7/11 - Fit & Strong
7/18 - Stability, Balance, & Coordination 
7/25 - Cardio Circuit
8/1 - Yoga
8/8 - Stability, Balance, & Coordination
8/15 - Cardio Circuit

RSVP to 215-968-3878 or info@PickeringManor.org

Jagged Blue at Sycamore Grill
Join us for the perfect Summer Concert Series at the Sycamore Grill!  Popular band, Jagged Blue, performs July 13th and 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!

Pickering Manor Receives Donation from Newtown Business Association 
Pickering Manor thanks the Newtown Business Association for their generosity!  Susan DeLuca, pictured right, accepted a $500 check at the June 27th NBA breakfast meeting.

  Blood Drive ~ Thank You!
Many thanks from Pickering and the Red Cross to everyone who donated blood on June 26th!

Spring Mill Manor ~  Saturday,  October 27th 2018!

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.

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: