A Message From Michelle  
I recently attended the Leading Age national conference in Philadelphia. This organization represents non-profit senior living throughout the United States and there gathered were 7000 members strong; all with voices advocating for the future of our vulnerable elders. There is rarely a moment where I look into the faces of everyone around me and realize that all of us have chosen this journey of caring and I’m inspired by the stories and the hope that are shared by so many.

Dementia care, Memory Support, Memory Care...These words describe one of the fastest growing and most highly-needed areas of care our nation faces. Throughout large cities, sprawling suburbia or rural landscapes, people are trying desperately each day to grasp the day-to-day challenges of caring for those they love who have been diagnosed with dementia. Providing a space that honors them while enriching and nurturing them is the goal for all of us who are here to provide care and support. We are proud to be adding this area to Pickering Manor as part of our Expansion.

Once opened, we will continue our mission of providing a small family-oriented space dedicated to Memory Care where 21 residents will thrive in a setting structured to engage and allow them freedom to be themselves. Freedom to be Themselves...that must be the emphasis we honor. After all, isn’t that exactly what we all want for ourselves? Why should that change because a diagnosis may rob us of memories we held dear? That area will be staffed and managed by a Certified Dementia Practitioner who is trained and who is certified to teach and train others.

As this project continues to evolve, we will immerse ourselves in the task of preparing a ‘neighborhood’ within our neighborhood. We are already researching exciting and creative programming to offer our residents. Our goal is to make Newtown a ‘Dementia-friendly Town’. Please understand....we need to do this; we must do this ~ for the future of our current residents and for the generations that will follow them. We will allow them the freedom Live the Life they Love.

This hope is truly apparent at Pickering Manor. As most of you have seen, we are finally in the construction phase of building the expansion and renovation that we’ve been actively working toward for 5 years. A large area has been excavated and the footings are preparing to be poured. We ask of our residents, families, staff and neighbors continued support and patience as we work toward an exciting and beautiful future!

And so, please know that I am thankful for all of you; throughout the year but especially in this month of November when we’re reminded that giving thanks for all that has been given us is paramount and should never, ever be taken for granted. It also happens to be national Alzheimer’s Awareness Month, so please be kind and tolerant to those who may not be able to understand. Offer a hand or a hug to those who may feel lonely or isolated, and listen closely to the voices of those who care for them.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Michelle Knobloch
Executive Director

CONSTRUCTION IS UNDERWAY  

If you’ve driven by Pickering Manor lately, you can see we are making progress on our expansion! Here’s a special drone photo to show the view from above! Quite impressive!
PICKERING MANOR NAMED ONE OF THE BEST!!!

Pickering Manor has once again been named one of the country’s BEST nursing homes, according to  U.S. News and World Report ‼ We are so proud of our hardworking and dedicated staff, where taking care of our residents with compassion and respect is priority.



A NIGHT TO REMEMBER

Pickering Manor held its Annual Fall Gala October 27 th at Spring Mill Manor. Many thanks to our Sponsors and Attendees for supporting this event! To see all of the event’s photos visit our FaceBook page !  
HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

Pickering Manor’s Halloween Celebrations included a visit from Goodnoe Elementary! The kids enjoyed some treats, and our residents enjoyed the great costumes!
HOWL-O-WEEN  

Halloween goes to the dogs….our therapy dogs, that is! They made a special trip for tricks and treats to Pickering Manor!
GIVING TUESDAY
After you feast and shop, why not give back? Giving Tuesday, the National day of giving, happens on November 27th. Remember Pickering Manor in your plans, and donate on Giving Tuesday! All funds will go to our Resident Care Fund.
COMING SOON!  

Cozy and comfortable 2 bedroom / 2 bath cottage that suits your lifestyle and needs. You will have so much to look forward to when you make a Pickering Manor cottage your new address. Located in the heart of Newtown, enjoy care-free, maintenance-free living in one of Pickering Manor’s semi-detached cottages located on our beautifully landscaped campus. You can have grandchildren spend the night, invite friends over and even take trips, knowing your home and your property will stay secure. And peace of mind knowing your health needs are in good hands. 

PICKERING MANOR STAFF RECOGNIZES BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Pickering Manor Staff held a “Pink Out,” by dressing in pink for a casual Friday!
SAVE THE DATE!  

Designer Bag Bingo is back! Join us on Sunday, February 24th at St. Frances Cabrini in Fairless Hills. Preview at 1:00 p.m. First game of Bingo 2:00 p.m. BYOB. Snow Date March 3rd. For more info call Jennifer Miller, Development Coordinator at 215-968-3878.

Pickering Manor Auxiliary Hosts Holiday Concert
The next meeting of the Pickering Manor Auxiliary will be held Thursday, December 13th at 1:30 p.m. in the Atrium. A Holiday Concert will be presented by "The Goods, " Goodnoe Elementary's 5th and 6th grade singers. If you plan on joining us, please remember to carpool!

THE 6th ANNUAL PICKERING MANOR MERCEDES BENZ CAR RAFFLE


The Flu Stops With YOU

Did you get your flu shot? If not, read this poem by our own Jacqui Bentivoglio, RN, ADON! You'll be inspired to get yours today!
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.