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!!

New Art Exhibit Featuring Paintings by David C. Page

David survived a major stroke in his mid-forties which left him confused and speechless. His right side was paralyzed and without the sense of touch. He came home broken and scattered, like a barn following a tornado. His family, friends and belief were all still in place like a stone foundation, but everything else was in ruin. One timber at a time, his frame was reconstructed. He was re-roofed, sided and painted with love. Eventually, David was able to go back to work as an Art Teacher in the North Penn School District and before retiring had the honor of serving the community as the Director of Elementary and Director of Secondary Education. The stroke gave him the opportunity to learn how to learn so that he could teach others. As a right-handed artist, he avoided picking up a paintbrush for a long time. He can’t feel the brush in his fingers, much less the tension of the bristles against the canvas. Painting seemed as impossible as hiking through the Alps, but he closed his fingers around a brush and dipped its tip into a dab of barn-red paint. He has dropped brushes a hundred-thousand times, but he continues to paint! The Gallery at Frederick Living is open to the public between the hours of 8 AM-5 PM. A portion of the sales from David’s art will be donated to the Frederick Living Resident Benevolent Fund.

The Amazing Raise

The BIG Day is COMING!!!

The big day is coming! The Amazing Raise is a 24-hour giving challenge taking place on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 that brings together the Tri-County region’s (Montgomery, Northern Chester, Eastern Berks) nonprofit community to help raise much needed unrestricted funds and shine a spotlight on the good work of nonprofits in the 422 corridor. You can help support Frederick Living’s Benevolent Care fund, or our Dementia Projects. You can go in now and schedule a gift that would be made that day or you can go to this link on October 16, the actual give day, to make a donation: http://tinyurl.com/y8equ7wq. Donations scheduled in advance for that day or given on Tuesday, October 16th itself will be eligible for some matching funds. Please like our Facebook page and consider sharing about our participation in the Amazing Raise with your friends and family through Facebook with the link shown above and encourage them to support this worthwhile event to help Frederick Living to expand its efforts for our residents with the greatest need. The more support we get that day the more matching funds we’d be eligible to receive. If you have questions about this effort feel free to call Amy Cummings-Leight at Frederick Living at 610-754-7878 or e-mail her at .gro.1560916493gnivi1560916493lkcir1560916493ederf1560916493@thgi1560916493el-sg1560916493nimmu1560916493ca1560916493

Studio B Fine Art Gallery- “On the Road” Exhibition

Frederick Living’s newest Art Exhibit features Studio B Fine Art Gallery’s “On the Road” exhibition which showcases the work of Studio B’s members in galleries beyond its home in Boyertown. Studio B is proud of their members and excited to share their creativity with you. They celebrate lifelong learning, creativity, and personal involvement in the visual and communication arts and seek to be a dynamic part of the Boyertown community, a “go to” destination for learning, fun and friendship. The Gallery at Frederick Living is open to the public between the hours of 8 AM-5 PM. The exhibit will be on display through the end of October. A portion of the sales from the art will be donated to the Frederick Living Resident Benevolent Fund.

Pennsylvania Area Frederick Living Awarded ‘Excellence in Care’ Distinction’

Pennsylvania Area Frederick Living Awarded ‘Excellence in Care’ Distinction’

By Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

NEW YORK (August 31, 2018)—The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) announced that Frederick Living, of Pennsylvania, has met its national standards, achieving AFA’s “Excellence in Care (EIC) Dementia Care Program of Distinction.”

Dementia care settings are eligible to attain this status following an extensive evaluation of staff, procedures, and environment, to assess the level of dementia care and ensure best practices.

“Frederick Living is the embodiment of quality dementia care and operates at the highest level. They are always looking for new ways to improve care and its delivering, benefiting this most vulnerable population of their community,” said Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer of AFA. “We are pleased to recognize them with the Excellence in Care distinction.”

To earn this distinction, EIC sites must meet certain standards set forth by AFA focusing on the following three areas: facilitating meaningful living; promoting safety and security in the environment; and achieving overall health and wellness of the care community being serviced.

Eligible to participate in AFA’s Excellence in Care Dementia Care Program of Distinction are:

assisted living residences; skilled nursing facilities; long-term care residential communities; adult day programs; group homes; and senior centers that provide care to individuals living with dementia.

“The entire Frederick Living community is thrilled to be affiliated with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America through the Excellence in Care accreditation program,” said Katie Reilly, MSG, Assistant Personal Care Administrator of Frederick Living. “The achievement of this accreditation has been a goal of our community for some time, and it’s wonderful to see it come to fruition. As a newly-accredited dementia care specialist community, we have reaffirmed our passion and commitment to providing high-quality, compassionate, person-centered memory care for all of our residents. We look forward to working with the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America on future endeavors to benefit our residents and families.”

Molly Fogel, LCSW, AFA’s Director of Educational and Social Services, said “Frederick Living exemplifies the qualities AFA looks for in awarding EIC distinction: an educated staff, safe environment, and ability to focus on the unique and individualized needs of each person living with the illness.”

For more information about Frederick Living, visit https://frederickliving.org/about-us/.  For more information on AFA’s Excellence in Care program, visit www.alzfdn.org.

About Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA):

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, is a non-profit organization that unites more than 2,600 member organizations nationwide in the goal of providing optimal care and services to individuals living with dementia, and to their caregivers and families. Its services include a national, toll-free helpline (866-232-8484) staffed by licensed social workers, the National Memory Screening Program, educational conferences and materials, and “AFA Partners in Care” dementia care training for healthcare professionals. For more information about AFA, call 866-232-8484, visit www.alzfdn.org, follow us on Twitter, or connect with us on Facebook or LinkedIn.

About Frederick Living:

Frederick Living is a close-knit not-for-profit continuing care retirement community nestled in the beautiful Pennsylvania countryside of Montgomery County in southeastern Pennsylvania. Rooted in the Mennonite heritage, Frederick Living honors the dignity and autonomy of each person who lives and works here, regardless of their faith journey. We offer apartment, cottage, and villa homes with a range of services and amenities as well as a complete spectrum of continuing care, including personal care, licensed health care, rehabilitation services, respite, and memory support services. Frederick Living works to seamlessly integrate principles and practices of wellness, person-centered care, and employee engagement into all levels of living and service.