A Message From Michelle 
"Sometimes," said Pooh, "the small things take up the most space in your heart"
That Pooh was a wise little bear. I remember reading to my own "little cub" those stories of Pooh, Piglet, Eeyore and Tigger and not realizing how his words would continue to resonate after all these years.
In taking a moment to consider the importance of the little things in life, I must admit that it's hard for me to live in the moment. I've tried. I mean really, really tried. But I tend to be an over-thinker, a worrier...so I worry about everything and most of it being out of my control!
I'm fairly positive that if you found the oldest, wisest person you know and ask them what really mattered the most in their lives, they'll likely tell you about their husband, wife and family.
So, my message this month is about taking the time and truly appreciating all the "small things". So here goes...(Be patient, this might take awhile!) It's the pleasure of the first sip of coffee in the morning personally delivered by that person who loves you; it's the sighting of the first peony that blooms; it's the sound of rain on a Saturday morning when you have nowhere to go; it's a sunrise that begins every new day; it's the smell of homemade Italian sauce; it's the giggle coming from a little red-haired girl with sparkly sneakers; it's holding hands; it's the tears when you have to say goodbye to family that you know you won't see for awhile; it's the laughter of a child, no matter how old they are; it's hugging someone really tight because it makes you both feel better; it's the taste of coconut almond ice cream; it's a lick on the face from your favorite puppy; it's hearing a favorite song on the radio when you least expect it and singing really loud because no one can hear you; it's spending time with old friends and meeting new ones too; it's a cold glass of Rose on a summer night; it's the beauty of a quiet lake; it's the first snowfall of the season; it's a full moon; it's deer grazing in a field; it's the thrill of New York City...and it's reading a bedtime story about a bear named Pooh to a sleepy little girl.
What's yours?
Happy June!

Michelle Knobloch
Executive Director

Residents Get the Makeover of a Lifetime!
The Liberty Belles visited Pickering Manor and treated our residents to a "Pin-Up" worthy glamour photo shoot!

Summer Fitness Series Returns

SUMMER CONCERT SERIES with Jagged Blue at Sycamore Grill
Join us for the perfect Summer Concert Series at the Sycamore Grill!  Popular band, Jagged Blue, performs June 8th, 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!

The Newtown Rotary Golf Outing June 11th!
The Newtown Rotary's 29th Annual Golf Outing is on June 11, 2018 at Trenton Country Club. All proceeds benefit Pickering Manor. For more information on the Golf Outing, click here!

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.

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: