A Message From Michelle 
'To everything, there is a season...and a time for every purpose under heaven"
Ecclesiastes 3:1
This verse certainly resonates now, more than ever.  September has arrived in all her fiery heat to wrap us in this warm summer blanket before letting us move into the next season when those chilly days of October will feel so welcomed.  The pools have closed and the Water Ice stands have been replaced with Spiced Pumpkin Lattes!  September comes and those "first day of school" photos start appearing with the hopes (and fears) of new beginnings on the faces of our children.  Football season begins and whether it's 'Friday Night Lights', "We Are"...Penn State games, or Sunday Gamedays, you fiercely root for your team to win!

And so, the 'season' is finally becoming a reality for Pickering Manor!  It's an exciting time for us as we transition our campus and prepare to offer new areas of 'purpose' to our senior community.  Beginning on or about September 17th, fences will be in place and excavation will begin.  In scope, we will be adding a Short-term Rehab unit as well as a Memory Care unit.  These 2 dedicated additions will join the Personal Care and Long-Term Care neighborhoods we currently have.  Initially and throughout, the tangible impact we will all experience is the limited parking.  There will be dedicated parking on both the Lincoln Ave. and Chancellor St. sides of the building for families and guests.  We ask our residents, their families, our staff and our neighborhood for their patience and their support as we move forward.  Our Mission and our Vision has always been to serve the aging in our community and through these changes, we will be able to continue that purpose.

We have renderings of the project if any of you would like to stop in and see them...and meanwhile, enjoy these waning days of Summer!

Michelle Knobloch
Executive Director

Almost 2 years ago, we met with our residents, families, neighbors and staff to share with them our plans for an Expansion and Renovation. At that time, we explained to all of you that as a single site, non-profit facility, it was imperative to add areas of service to stay competitive in this highly competitive marketplace of senior living. We will be adding a dedicated Short Term Rehab Unit as well as a dedicated Memory Care unit to enhance the Long-term Care, Personal Care, and Hospice Services we will continue to provide.
We are expecting that construction activity will begin this month. Wohlsen Construction is the construction company and they specialize in building/renovation of senior living facilities. The project will be built in phases. The first phase will begin as construction fencing placed on either side of the building and extending both East toward Chancellor Street and West toward Lincoln Ave. This fencing will have a definite impact on the amount of parking available.
Our plan is to shuttle the 7-3 staff to the building. There will remain 11 spaces in the front of the building (Lincoln Ave.) dedicated to families and visitors.   We ask for your patience and understanding as this project evolves and presents new challenges for all of us.
It will also impact the entrance ramp at the North end of the building, however; a temporary ramp will be built to replace the current one that will be removed and signage will be in place to indicate the areas of access.
Our commitment to you and our community continues to remain steadfast...to provide a home where we will care for you and those you love as we have proudly done for 55 years. It is this trust that you have placed in us that we will continue to honor and we appreciate all the support you have shown.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will do our best to address the issues that are within our ability to change.
Michelle Knobloch, NHA
Executive Director

Pickering Manor Auxiliary 
Goes to the Dogs
The general membership meeting of the Pickering Manor Auxiliary will be held on Thursday October 11, at 1:00 pm in the living room at Pickering. Our speaker will be Carol Wagner with her "Puppy Pals" both human and canine. She will talk about therapy dogs and will bring several therapy dogs with her, some in costume. Plan to attend and learn about our canine friends who bring such joy to our residents.
Please note:  Limited parking will be available.  Carpooling is suggested!

Spirit Committee Gives Back
The Pickering Manor Employee Spirit Committee collected back packs and over $300 worth of back to school supplies for all of the employees' kids to go back to school in style! Pictured are Alan Landis and  Claudette Cantave-King  sorting the supplies.

The Pickering Manor Annual Fall Gala will be held Spring Mill Manor, Saturday. October 27th 2018. This black-tie optional event celebrates Pickering Manor's 55th year in operation with an "Old Hollywood" theme.  Purchase your tickets here! 


Winners chosen the night of the Gala, but you don't need to be there to win! 

Tickets can be purchased online, at Pickering Manor's front desk, or from one of our Gala Committee Members. 

**New items being added! Check back for updates!

Pickering Manor Visits 
Newtown Presbyterian VBS!
We had so much fun speaking to the kids at the  Newtown Presbyterian Church  Vacation Bible School about our Mission. Our residents LOVED the cards you made!

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.

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: