A Message From Michelle 

As many of you are aware, the Long-Term care industry is constantly under scrutiny and oftentimes criticized for the perception of poor care.  We are inspected by numerous regulatory agencies on an annual basis and must comply with standards set forth by both the Federal and State Government as well as others in the field of Compliance.  Our Personal Care was inspected in April and found to be deficiency-free.  We recently hosted the Department of Health for their annual survey in the nursing area.  The survey resulted with only one minor deficiency and I am extremely proud of the Pickering Manor staff and the care that is extended on a daily basis in both the Skilled Nursing and Personal Care areas.  

Their work is providing care to moms and dads; grandparents, aunts and uncles.   It is provided daily and without fail.  Our staff is made up of Nursing, Dietary, Housekeeping & Resident Services, Maintenance, Activities, Social Services and with professional assistance from Human Resources, Marketing, Development and the Business Office.  The teamwork that takes place here ensures that our residents are well cared for; that Pickering Manor is a true home to so many; that we are humbled to work in their home and that we are grateful for the 5-star rating awarded by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).  We look forward to continuing to honor our Seniors and hope that you will share our message with friends and family!

Michelle Knobloch
Executive Director

Girl Scout Gold Award Project Benefits Pickering Residents...

Girl Scout and Yardley resident Esha Gajjar decided to take on a special challenge for her Gold Award Project.  As a volunteer at St. Mary Medical Center in Langhorne, Esha has a natural gift for compassion and helping others.  When tasked with finding a suitable project for her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, the residents at Pickering Manor came to mind.  Esha went to work developing an exercise program that can be modified for all levels of mobility in seniors.  Esha knew that group exercise not only has physical benefits, but also engages seniors socially.  She first developed a rough draft of a simple exercise program that would improve range of motion and stability, then met with Pickering Manor staff to tailor it to our particular residents' needs and abilities.  With the guidance of her Gold Award Advisor, Sonia Foderano, and Pickering Manor's ADON Jacqui Bentivoglio, PC Administrator Donna Van Schaick and Restorative Aide Jonathan Perez, Esha successfully created an exercise program that can be taught to our Aides and can be used to establish a regular exercise routine for our Personal Care residents.  Last month, Esha came in and led the exercise group herself and was met with enthusiasm.
Esha says, "I chose this project because I have always enjoyed helping others as a Girl Scout.  I loved working with the staff and residents at Pickering Manor. The staff were extremely helpful, and the residents were always smiling and enthusiastic to exercise."
A pamphlet describing the exercise routine was printed and distributed to local libraries as part of the project.  

Golf Outing- October 5th 
Like to golf? Join us for The Newtown Rotary Golf Outing on October 5th, benefiting Pickering Manor.  The outing takes place at Trenton Country Club in Trenton, NJ.  An early start is planned with registration beginning at 9 a.m.  Please call Susan DeLuca, Director of Development for more information and to sign up or visit The Newtown Rotary Golf Outing Facebook Events Page .

 Pickering Manor Fall Gala & Dream Destination 
Pickering Manor's Annual Fall Gala will be held on November 7th at Trenton Country Club, complete with dinner, dancing and silent auction.  In addition to our exciting silent auction, we are offering a Dream Destination Giveaway- your chance to win a trip for 4 to one of four resorts. Choose from Orlando, Las Vegas, Lake Tahoe or Riviera Maya, Mexico!  Tickets are on sale now, $50 each or 3 for $125.  Winner will be drawn at the Gala!  Click here for more information and to enter  http://pickeringmanor.org/community-events/enter-to-win-a-dream-destination-giveawayPlease call Development Director Susan DeLuca at  215-968-3878  for Gala tickets.


Personal Care Residents Farm to Table Activities
Our residents enjoyed a busy month of activities, including making salsa with tomatoes from our community garden, and flower arranging using lemons as decoration!


Open House October 3rd! 

Join us for an Open House on October 3 rd , from 1-4 p.m.  See our newly renovated cottages, spacious apartments, and updated Personal Care Center.


The Wait is Over! 2015 Mercedes Benz Car Raffle
You've been asking, and here it is!  We kick off the 4th Annual Pickering Manor Mercedes Benz Raffle on October 3rd at Newtown Market Day!  Enter for your chance to win a 2016 Mercedes Benz CLA or $25,000 cash!  Winner will be drawn at a spring cocktail party on April 22nd. 


Meet the Author: Ethel Hibbs
Pickering Manor's "Meet the Author"  event on August 27 th featured Pickering Manor Apartment resident Ethel Hibbs, speaking about her book "Lads and Lassies in Service" and signing copies for the  attendees.  The 81 year old, a native of Newtown, documented letters written from 66 WWII service members who were parishioners of the Newtown United Methodist Church and wrote letters home during the war.

Double Your Impact: Does Your Company Match Gifts?
Many large corporations in our area will match your donations, some dollar for dollar!  Increase the impact of your gift to Pickering Manor by asking your employer about their matching gift program, or call Susan DeLuca in the Development Office 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: