It’s Never 2 Late- Update!

As of May 6 ,2019 we have raised $7,566 of our $10,000 goal for the IN2L software!

Remember to ask yourself “is my church group or social club looking for a worthwhile project to support to help people with dementia?”  If so, consider giving a gift to help Frederick Living purchase It’s Never 2 Late.   This mobile interactive large touch screen system integrates various hardware, media, software and adaptive components necessary to allow residents to participate and engage in person-centered recreational and rehabilitative activities. Donations can be sent to Frederick Living (mark IN2L in the check memo line) or be made online at: https://frederickliving.org/giving/donate-today/  Under “Gift Designation” select: Restricted. Under Campaign choose wish list IN2L.

 

No Deficiencies in Magnolia House

Magnolia House Personal Care nursing assistant, Thelma Barnes, visits with resident, Sara Swavely. The Magnolia House Personal Care unit recently received a deficiency free survey from the Department of Human Services! Congratulations Thelma and all the hard working staff of Magnolia House for all you do every day to make Frederick Living a wonderful place to live.

Dr. Cameron Camp, who is the creator of Montessori-Based Dementia Programming®, educated Staff and Family Members about the Innovative Techniques to engage persons with Dementia

On April 24 and 25 Frederick Living hosted internationally known expert, Dr. Cameron Camp, who is the creator of Montessori-Based Dementia Programming®.  Dr. Camp is a researcher and trainer from the Center for Applied Research in Dementia.  This innovative approach combines rehabilitation principles and educational techniques using the physical and cognitive abilities available to individuals living with dementia. This interactive training for staff from all Frederick Living departments, volunteers and guests from several other organizations was well received, as all were called to think and practice in a new way of engaging persons living with dementia.  Dr. Camp also led an evening session for family caregivers of persons with dementia. A grant of $6,000 from the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation contributed in large part to making this training and implementation of the Montessori Based Dementia Programming possible. The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation enhances the health and wellness of area residents, providing education, funding and programs that motivate people to adopt healthy lifestyles. www.pottstownfoundation.org

 

Update!!!- It’s Never 2 Late Technology

Together we have raised more than half of the $10,000 needed to purchase the IN2L software!!!! We are so close, but still need $4284!

Ask yourself “is my church group or social club looking for a worthwhile project to support to help people with dementia?”  If so, consider giving a gift to help Frederick Living purchase It’s Never 2 Late.   This mobile interactive large touch screen system integrates various hardware, media, software and adaptive components necessary to allow residents to participate and engage in person-centered recreational and rehabilitative activities. Donations can be sent to Frederick Living (mark IN2L in the check memo line) or be made online at: https://frederickliving.org/giving/donate-today/  Under “Gift Designation” select: Restricted. Under Campaign choose wish list IN2L.

Help Us Reach Our Goal For It’s Never 2 Late!

It’s Never 2 Late is a suite of “person centered” touch screen engagement systems that can be used for therapeutic, wellness, activity and memory care programming. It is an interactive program that gives residents many unique interaction and activity opportunities directly related to their interests.  This program is a non-drug intervention that reduces the need for psychotropic medications and adds to the quality of life of residents with dementia.

We’ve had several generous donors help us reach $4,565.60 of the $10,000 needed to purchase and implement this system in Aspen Village. We are seeking donations from individuals, groups or organizations in any amount to help us reach the $10,000 goal by April 2019.  Gifts can be made by check to Frederick Living and mark memo section IN2L or given on-line through our website at: https://frederickliving.org/giving/donate-today/   If giving on our website select “Restricted” under Gift Designation and “Wish List-IN2L” under Campaign.

If you have any questions please e-mail gro.g1558714337nivil1558714337kcire1558714337derf@1558714337thgie1558714337l-sgn1558714337immuc1558714337a1558714337

Art Exhibit Featuring The Work Of Frederick Living Residents

Our new Art Exhibit features the work of our Independent Living, Personal Care, Skilled Nursing and Memory Care residents. Acrylics, watercolor and oil paints are featured in the show. Some of the work featured is from residents who were professional artists before residing at Frederick Living. Other art work is from residents who participate in our Painting Class on Monday afternoons, taught by local artist and teacher, Fran Wieckowski. The exhibit features a variety of subjects such as landscapes and animals and is on display through the end of February. The Gallery at Frederick Living is open to the public between the hours of 8 AM-5 PM

Bark for Life

Frederick’s Bark for Life Raises Almost $950 for The American Cancer Society
Frederick Living residents, staff, volunteers, friends, and members of the local community made this year’s Bark for Life fundraiser another huge success! Forty dogs both large and small arrived through the front entrance on December 2nd to have their special moment with Santa and Mrs. Claus captured on film. Bystanders enjoyed watching the sometimes well-behaved and sometimes rowdy canines as their owners stood behind the photographer to get their attention – and the results were as beautiful as always.
Almost $950 was raised for the American Cancer Society of Pottstown through the photos and a bake sale comprised of goodies created by volunteers, as well as a homemade dog bone and Bark for Life calendar sale. Barbara Lynch, a residential living resident, also donated 10% of her floral and jewelry sales to the cause.
The event also included a community open house, a poinsettia and holiday greens sale, a display by the Frederick Train Club, and special gift shop hours.

2nd Annual Grand Illumination

Frederick Living’s 2nd Annual Grand Illumination event took place last week and made the campus twinkle with candles sponsored in memory and honor of loved ones.

Residents, donors, and sponsors enjoyed the kick-off event on December 2 with a Celtic Christmas concert performed by Charlie Zahm and Tad Marks. The luminaries placed throughout the campus were lit that evening for the first time and were displayed all week.

Contributions to the Grand Illumination benefit the Benevolent Care Fund to help residents who have outlived their resources through no fault of their own. This enables them to continue to live as part of the Frederick Living family with dignity and independence.