A Message From Michelle
Happy September to all of you...
As we begin to settle into the Fall Season, it’s hard to believe that Summer went by so quickly. Corn and Tomatoes will soon be replaced with Pumpkins and Falling Leaves! And by the time I post my next ‘Message’, it will be coming from my office in the Yates Pavilion, our new addition to the Pickering campus.
I wanted to take this time to summarize for you what has been happening at Pickering Manor over the course of the past 6 months. Those of you with loved ones in our care are already aware, but for the remainder of those that receive our Newsletter, I’d like to share.
Pickering Manor responded quickly to the Covid-19 Pandemic and ‘locked down’ during the second week of March. We began screening and taking temperatures of all employees as they enter and exit the building and continue that practice until the present. We also restricted all unnecessary personnel and any other persons who may normally enter the building are met at the door. Unfortunately, we began to restrict our families from visiting as well. This has been, by far, the most difficult part of the whole process. We have been fortunate to have the wrap-around porch that our residents can visit while their families talk to them from the lawn. As we move into these fall and winter months, we will have a ‘neutral zone’ set up in the living room at Pickering. Every practice is a response to directives received from the Department of Health and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). We are not forming these regulations on our own and are governed by what we are able to do.
We have begun Universal Testing to all residents and staff. This testing will be done at least monthly and will be based upon the County Positivity Rate. If the rate goes above 5%, we must test weekly; and above 10% will require us to test twice weekly.
Throughout the course of the past 6 months, I am incredibly proud and grateful to say that we’ve had only 2 cases; both were staff. There have been no cases in our resident population thus far....again, I am so thankful. It proves to me that all of us are taking our responsibility seriously and recognize that we must adhere to the practices outside our building that we demand on the inside of our building.
I’m also very excited to share that we have finally received all inspections to open our new Yates Pavilion. Those inspections were held up due to the Covid crisis, but we are now able to move into the new space so that we can begin the next phase in our Project with the renovation of the Auditorium Area, the West Wing and all of Personal Care. That is expected to begin on or around the first week of October.
And so, despite all the upheaval that continues to swirl about, we continue to do what we do best....and that’s taking care of your families, our residents, our community. The sun rises each morning and sets each evening; and as the days go by, we will look forward to the times when we can truly embrace one another and open wide our doors. For now, we wait and hope....and pray.
Thanks to all of you for your support in so many ways...we all feel loved.
Wear your mask, wash your hands, and wish us well from 6 feet away,


Michelle Knobloch
Chief Executive Officer

We are excited to announce that our
new building is open for tours!

Pickering Manor's new 26,000 square foot facility includes a state-of-the-art short-term Rehabilitation Neighborhood with 15 private rooms, roof terrace, private and community dining areas, and direct access to the Rehabilitation Gym.

The new Personal Care Neighborhood includes 15 private rooms with kitchenettes, outdoor gardens and patios, multiple activity areas, and a media room, and a fitness studio.

Call Maria Stampone, Admissions Director, at (215) 968-3878 Ext. 1074 to schedule your private pre-opening tour!
***Visitors must comply with CDC guidelines, wear a mask, and maintain social distancing.Tours are by appointment only.***

The 2021 Newtown Rotary Golf Outing to benefit Pickering Manor will take place on Monday, June 7 at Trenton County Club!

Thank you to Sara Jane, Warren, and Donna Dallas for the delicious pizza and pasta lunch provided to our dedicated staff back in July!

Virtual for 2020!

Each weekday from Monday, November 9, 2020 to Monday, November 30, 2020, you have the chance to win prizes including bottles of wine, liquor, beer, spirits, sports memorabilia, gift baskets, and more. The grand prize drawn on the final day of the Mystery Virtual Raffle will be worth $600.00 (Monday, November 30)!

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). Purchase your chances here!

If you would like to donate or sponsor the Mystery Virtual Raffle, please contact Jen Miller at (215) 968-3878 ext. 1112 or email jmiller@pickeringmanor.org.

September Birthday

Happiest of birthdays to our resident!
September 5
Ann R.

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

It's not too late to make a gift to Pickering Manor's Capital Campaign which will ensure the legacy of Pickering Manor's 5-star service to the community for the future! Naming opportunities for our new building are still available.

For more information about the campaign and to donate, click here!
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.