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.g1553591907nivil1553591907kcire1553591907derf@1553591907thgie1553591907l-sgn1553591907immuc1553591907a1553591907

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.

Busy Hands/Warm Hearts Delivery

 

Busy Hands/Warm Hearts is group of Independent Living Residents at Frederick Living who volunteer their time to benefit others. Twelve resident
volunteers made over 100 handmade crocheted, knitted, and sewn sweaters, hats, gloves, scarves, baby booties, blankets, and more. The group gathers every Tuesday to work on needlework projects but much of the work is finished on their own time.

Marlene Smith and Ruby Ifkowitz transported the items shown in the photo to Genesis Pregnancy Center, Birthright, and the Pottstown Sewing Center (for their Linus Project) this afternoon. Ruby and Dan Ifkowitz transported the majority of the items to the Salvation Army in Pottstown earlier in the day.

Ruby Ifkowitz, Jean Buckley, Nancy Bacchi, Jo Ann Brooks, Marlene Smith, and volunteer, Susan Moser-Dixon, counted, sorted, and packaged over 100 items on November 27 in preparation of the donation day. The event was covered by Town and Country newspaper and will be featured in an upcoming issue.

Take a trip with Glick’s- Around the World at Christmastime

What a wonderful time of year! Christmas is in the air!  Frederick Living will be participating in the Glicks Greenhouse 2018 Poinsettia Show- wreath contest,  which is taking place this upcoming weekend. Be sure to come and check out this wonderful display of Around the World at Christmastime!!! For more information, please check out Glick’s website or Facebook page!!