It’s Never Too Late Technology

A sincere thank you to those who contributed to the purchase of “It’s Never Too Late”. We are also grateful for the donations from Zion Mennonite Church, Forrest Hills Mennonite Church and Roger and Alex Kurtz. The Residents and Staff in Aspen Village, our Memory Support area, love it!

Men’s Weight Lifting Group

The Men’s Weightlifting Club was first started by Richard Francis who unfortunately passed away.  The men in the group wanted to continue what Richard began in his honor so they kept the club going and it has grown quite a bit.  The group is run entirely by the male residents and they meet three times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 1:30pm in the Body Shop. They strength train individual muscle groups while enjoying each other’s interesting conversations and male camaraderie.  One of their main goals for the club is for everyone involved to have fun.  If any male residents are interested in joining, please stop by the Body Shop any Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 1:30pm and check it out!

Caption for photo: Up front: David Wynn

First Row (left to right): Jerry Royer, Robert Van Lieu, Jack Koehler, Harry Hails, Bruce Fryer

Back Row (left to right): Charles Goffer, Terry Miller and Dan Ifkowitz

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.

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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