A Message From Michelle 

Autumn is in the air.....The days are growing shorter and the leaves are beginning to turn those golden colors that reflect the afternoon sun.  The crisp feel of the changing season causes all of us to reach for those sweatshirts we have tucked away on the shelves - abandoned a season ago as we reached for t-shirts and flip-flops. 
Transitioning from season to season is something we've grown to expect.  Autumn allows us a time to prepare for the next season; a "get-ready" time, if you will.  Here at Pickering, we watch transitioning and re-positioning take place daily.   We assist residents and their families prepare for possibly "the next season".... And let's be realistic, whether you're placing your first-graders on a school bus for the first time, watching your college student walk into their dorm for the next four years or kissing your daughter on her wedding day; we are all transitioning.
This transition can take place gently and thoughtfully if we take the time to plan.  Having direction and considering options provides focus for that change.  We are here to assist in that process should you or anyone you know need information or would like to sit down with someone to discuss what might be available.
So let's enjoy this change of season and delight in all things pumpkin!!!
Happy October everyone!!!

Michelle Knobloch
Executive Director

Newtown Rotary Golf Outing to Benefit 
Pickering Manor a Great Success! 

Despite the threat of Hurricane Joachin the previous week, the skies cleared for a perfect day to bring  golfers together to support the Rotary's Golf Outing on October 5th.
More than 75 golfers came out to Trenton Country Club and enjoyed a great time for a great cause- Pickering Manor!  For the past 26 years, the Newtown Rotary has designated proceeds from this outing to support Newtown's only community owned and operated 5 star senior residence.  Many, many thanks to the Newtown Rotary for their continued support!

Have You Met "Flo?"
If you've been to Peddler's Village, you may have!  Flo Pickeringale is Pickering Manor's Entry into the Peddler's Village Scarecrow Contest!  The activity staff and residents worked very hard to construct Flo and give her a beautiful yet "eerie" appearance.  Pickering Manor sponsored the event and heard many great comments on Flo at our table at the Scarecrow Festival in September.  If you go to Peddler's Village, check Flo out on the main square, next to the koi pond, and don't forget to vote for her!

 The Wait is Over! 
The 4th Annual Mercedes Benz Car Raffle has begun!  Enter here to win a 2016 Mercedes Benz CLA250 OR $25,000 Cash!  Second Prize is a $1,000 VISA gift card.  Only 800 chances will be sold!  Mark your calendars for a Spring Drawing and Cocktail Party on April 22, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.


Well-Attended Seminar Helps to Educate About Medicare
Howard Peck, from Senior Insurance Solutions in Green Lane, PA, spoke to a full house on September 17th at Pickering Manor about navigating through the complex Medicare options available to seniors.  Due to popular demand, a second date was added on September 24th.
Join us for our next Free Educational Seminar, "Making Choices Now for Future Medical Care" on October 15th at 2 p.m.  Our speaker will be Carolyn C. Newsom, Ph.D., Esq.  Topics will include: Advance Directives. Healthcare Power of Attorney, Last Wills and Testaments and Advanced Care Planning.  To reserve your spot, call Paula Falkowski at 215-968-3878.


A Magical Evening! 

Personal Care Residents and their families enjoyed a night of great food, magic and laughter last month. The entertainment was provided by a generous donation from a community member.  


Pickering Manor Fall Gala
Pickering Manor's Annual Fall Gala will be held on November 7th at Trenton Country Club, complete with dinner, dancing and silent auction.  To purchase tickets,   click here.
 Our silent auction features a 2009 privately commissioned print by James Redding of the Fidler Bank Barn, donated by Betty and Allen Fidler.  Bid on this and other one-of-a-kind items at our Fall Gala!

Don't forget to enter our "Dream Destination Giveaway!"  The winning ticket will be drawn at the Gala. http://pickeringmanor.org/community-events/enter-to-win-a-dream-destination-giveaway


THANK YOU to our 2015 Fall Gala Sponsors:

First National Bank of Newtown
Johnson Kendall & Johnson
Contract Pharmacy Services
CURA Hospitality
Mary and David Hunter
Hutchinson, Gillahan & Freeh

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: