March 2021

A Message From Michelle

Dear Friends,
Spring has sprung and we couldn’t be happier! Pickering Manor held our follow-up vaccine event for our apartment and cottage residents this month. We have been so pleased to remain COVID free in our resident population the entire time through this pandemic….and we are thrilled the end to our lockdown is in sight.
In other news, construction is almost complete for the first phase of the existing renovations to our Skilled Nursing Unit and the second phase will begin shortly. We also are excited to draw a winner of our Car Raffle fundraiser next month. Please scroll down to purchase your chance to win a brand-new car or $25,000 in cash! Keep scrolling for more news here at Pickering and we wish you all a wonderful start to your spring!


Michelle Knobloch
Chief Executive Officer

Our 8th Annual Car Raffle is almost here!
We will draw the winner for the 2021 Peruzzi Car Raffle on Friday, April 23!

Get your $100.00 chances today by clicking on the image to the left to win one of four new models or $25,000 in cash!

Order by phone (215) 968-3878 Ext. 1112

Please note: We will NOT HOST A PUBLIC PARTY due to COVID, but will again do a Facebook live drawing!

Members of our staff and apartment and cottage residents wait for their COVID vaccine with Rite Aid staff members on Thursday, Feb. 18.
It was a busy (and very snowy) day for Rite Aid staff members as they vaccinated staff and residents who waited in line from our cottages and apartments.
Ellen Huber
Ellen Huber joins Pickering Manor as its new HR Director. Ellen has spent the last 20 years working in Human Resources at various employers. The bulk of her work experience has been in health care at Manor Care Oxford Valley and St. Mary Medical Center. She graduated from Villanova University with a Master’s Degree in Human Resources Development. She looks forward to making a difference at Pickering!
Pickering Manor once again had a stellar review from the Department of Health. We celebrated those great results, which help us maintain our 5-star industry status with pizza party for our staff.
The Newtown Rotary Golf Outing to benefit Pickering Manor will take place on Monday, June 7, 2021 at Trenton Country Club. Sponsorship opportunities are now available and golfer registration will be available shortly!
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March Skilled Nursing Activities Calendar
Check out this month's Skilled Nursing Activities Calendar and encourage your loved one to participate!
Sponsored by:
Individual Sponsor

Allen & Betty Fidler


We were thrilled to raise over $8,600 for our first Designer Bag Virtual Raffle! See below for all our winners and thank you to our sponsors, ticket buyers, and donors for their support!

February 15

Kate Spade Dome Crossbody: Bev Remsburg
Second place winner of Vera Bradley tote: Norean Pritts

February 16

Coach Tulip Messenger: Donna Van Schaick
Second place winner of tickets to Brandywine Conservancy: Mary Reichert

February 17

Michael Kors Backpack: Duane and Joyce Buck
Second place winner of Giana Bernini Ostrich Hobo Bag: Steve Friend

February 18

Donney and Bourke Zip Tote: Custom Care
Second place winner of bath and body gift basket: Nora Downs

February 19

Kate Spade Falling Tote: Steve Friend
Second place winner of wine and beer: Charlotte Rook

February 22

Michael Kors Voyager Tote: Erin Siciliano
Second Place Terry Ziegler purse and wallet set: Nora Downs

February 23

Donney and Bourke Zip Satchel: Mr. & Mrs. Ted Palka
Second place winner of car raffle ticket: Jean Torongo

February 24

Tori Burch Soft Clutch: Lindsay Lambert

February 25

Coach Bennett Bag: Joann Malta

February 26:

Grand Prize 1: Tori Burch Patchwork: Nicole Gawel
Grand Prize 2: Gucci Shoulder bag: Carol Hauss

Individual Donors:

Mary Hunter
Georgia Koenig
John and Kathie Parry
Janice Sawa
Donna Van Schiack
Marge Torongo
Mr. & Mrs. David Woodhead
Terry Ziegler

Please note it is not too late to be a part of our Capital Campaign. We encourage all potential and existing donors to explore doubling their gift through their employer’s Matching Gift program. You can give online or call our Development Department for more information at (215) 968-3878 ext. 1112.
About Pickering Manor

Located in Newtown, PA, Pickering Manor is a non-profit senior-living facility offering Independent Living consisting of 10 semi-detached cottages and 24 senior rental apartments. In 2020, Pickering Manor launched its largest expansion to date; the 26,000 square foot Sidney T. Yates Pavilion complete with a state-of-the-art rehab, 15 Short-Term Rehab rooms, and 15 Personal Care rooms are now open.

In 2021, Pickering Manor will finish renovations to the existing "Pickering Pavilion" to include a 32 -bed renovated Skilled Nursing unit and a 21-bed certified Memory Care unit.

Pickering was founded in 1963 and is the only 5-star community-owned and operated continuing care retirement community (CCRC) in Pennsylvania.