A Message From Michelle
“Life is a balance between holding on and letting go”....Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet.
Through the generosity of Russell Pickering, our doors opened and we welcomed our first resident on January 3, 1963. How exciting that must have been to open a brand new healthcare facility for seniors in a residential neighborhood took mighty courage mixed with incredible commitment.
On September 29, 2020, we moved our first residents into the ‘Yates Pavilion’. The next era in our history officially began as we opened our new Rehab and Personal Care Neighborhoods. This transition has been an exciting adventure and I’m constantly reminded of the trials of ‘holding on’ and ‘letting go’.
I came to Pickering Manor almost 24 years ago as the first Social Services Director having just relocated to the area. This small, non-profit senior living facility was filled with so many amazing people who cared for it’s residents. They, and those before them built the foundation of who we now continue to be. The careful and thoughtful leadership of the Community Welfare Council of Newtown and their members ensured that Pickering Manor would sustain itself through very difficult times....and we have, and we will continue that mission.
We are now moving into the next phase of our project which is the renovation of the ‘Pickering Pavilion’. This will be done in two phases and when complete, all resident areas will have been upgraded and improved.
Before we officially handed the area over to the contractors to begin internal demolition, I knew I needed to ‘walk the hall’ one last time. It was quiet; all furniture and personal belongings had been removed. But as I leaned against he walls in that hallway, memories flooded through me of all those that had lived and that we had loved in those rooms. I saw faces of residents and their families. I remembered how we had laughed with them...and cried with them. Their images filed past me and I am grateful for those moments where reverence was paid to our past and those who created it. I was reminded of a lyric in one of my favorite songs performed by RUNA, a Celtic music group who, with their family grace our community and Pickering Manor in so many ways. It says, “I don’t want to be alone, Mourning the ones who came before, I want to dance with them some more”.....and so, to all ‘who came before’, I shall dance with you this beautiful October day and remember how you filled us with your presence long after you were gone!
Happy October, everyone....Stay well, wear your mask and wash your hands!


Michelle Knobloch
Chief Executive Officer

Activity and Rehab
Rooms before renovation
West Wing Skilled Nursing Room before renovation
Book your tour today!
The Sidney T. Yates Pavilion is now open for tours!

Please contact our Admissions Director Maria Stampone to schedule your tour today. She can be reached at (215) 968-3878 or email mstampone@pickeringmanor.org.
Pickering Manor in the News
The new Sidney T. Yates Pavilion was recently highlighted in The Advance. Check out the article HERE and special thanks to reporter Jeff Werner for his coverage!
Walk with us on Sunday, October 25.
Dementia Friendly Newtown (a local initiative started by Pickering Manor and Pennswood Village) is organizing a local team to patriciate in the Walk to End Alzheimer's on Sunday, October 25th at 9:00am. For more details and to register click here or call Meri Luarasi at (215) 968-3878 Ext. 7238 for more information.
Shop Boscov's October 14-October 15 to support Pickering Manor

Start your holiday shopping early and support Pickering Manor at the same time! Beginning at 9 am in-store on October 14 and ending at 9 pm on October 15, shop in the Boscov's store at the Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem, PA or ONLINE and make sure to select Pickering Manor at check-out.

Pickering Manor will receive 5% of the proceeds of your sale! For more information, click HERE!
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Virtual for 2020

Every donation for our Sips and Suds Virtual Mystery Raffle enters you for a chance to win one or more of these fabulous baskets!

1. Eagles Tailgate
2. Home Improvement
3. Phillies Fan
4. Beauty Basket
5.  Craft Beer Lover
6.  Wine Lover
7. Kitchen essentials
8. Camping Essentials
9.  Australian-themed fun
10.  Arts and Culture
11.  Beach Essentials
12.  Stock Your Liquor Cabinet
13.  Holiday Fun
14.  Exercise Enthusiast
15.  Final Drawing-A package worth $600.00!

The Mystery Raffle Drawing will take place every weekday from Monday, November 9 to Monday, November 30 (excluding Thanksgiving)!

Ticket chances for every drawing of the Mystery Virtual Raffle can be purchased for $150.00 (includes 20 chances/day); $75.00 (10 chances/day); $40.00 (5 chances/day); $20.00 (1 chance/day).

Please note: Physical tickets will not be mailed.

Baking with Babies
Our hearts melted last week courtesy of our wonderful neighbors the Lamberts and little Liam, the star of Baking with Babies, who made cookies this week for the residents and staff. Watch the video HERE
Housekeeper's Appreciation Week
From September 13 through September 19, we celebrated the hard work our housekeeping staff who day in and day out keep Pickering Manor beautiful, safe and clean for our residents. That department is an integral to Pickering Manor's 5-star reputation. Thank you to our housekeeping department for all they do!
Left to right: Ellen, Kevin, Lisa, and Olga, just a few of the dedicated employees in our housekeeping department!
Thanks to German Cunningham, our new Director of Resident Services, for the pizza party to recognize our dedicated team of housekeepers. They keep our facility clean and safe for our staff, residents, and families!
WIN A BRAND NEW CAR or $25,000

Tickets on sale: November 1!
Purchase your lucky ticket to win one of the FOUR cars offered-
OR $25,000 CASH!

2021 Mazda CX-5
2021 Nissan Rouge
2021 Buick Encore GX
2021 GMC Terrain

Tickets are $100.00 and only 800 will be sold.

2nd Place Prize is $1,000 VISA Gift Card

Check your inbox in November to purchase your chances!
Drawing is Friday, April 23, 2021!

You do not have to be present to win

Please note it is not too late to be a part of our Capital Campaign. We are 60% towards our $1.5 million goal and you can help us to reach this goal by the end of 2020. Many donors chose the end of the year to make their yearly contributions, so 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 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.