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!!

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.1566623757gnivi1566623757lkcir1566623757ederf1566623757@thgi1566623757el-sg1566623757nimmu1566623757ca1566623757