Chef Shawn’s Favorite Fall Recipe

Bitmoji chef in fall

Fall…the time of year when the air becomes brisk and the leaves begin to float their way to the ground as the trees go to rest. This is the time of year for hearty, savory recipes that warm our hearts and body. Our very own Chef Shawn shares one of his favorite fall recipes below!  ????

Ginger Rubbed Pork Tenderloin W Dates and Port wine sauce                 

1 clove garlic, smashed and finely chopped

1 -inch piece ginger, peeled and grated on a zester

Kosher salt

1 pork tenderloin – cleaned of silver skin

Extra-virgin olive oil

½ Cup rough chop dates

1 Pt Port Wine

¼ cup Honey


In a small bowl combine the garlic and ginger. Season the pork with salt and rub with the mix. Let the pork hang out in the fridge for 2 hours or up to overnight. Remove from the fridge half an hour before you want to cook it.

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.

Coat a large sauté pan with olive oil and bring to a high heat. Sear the pork on all sides. Put the sauté pan with the pork into the oven. Roast the pork, turning it over halfway through the cooking time, 5 to 7 minutes.

Remove Pork from Pan Let Rest 10-15 min before Slicing. In meantime:

Make Sauce- Over medium heat in the Pan Pork cooked in deglaze with Port Reduce by half add Honey and Dates cook until it coats the back of a spoon (syrup Consistency)

Slice and Spoon over sauce Serve with your favorite Fall Sides!


1957 Addition and Time Capsule

old black and white photo of senior residential living community

In 1957 the Board of Managers ceremoniously lay the cornerstone of the new addition. Inside the wall, tucked into a copper box in a cement box are:

Two Bibles – One King James and one New International Version Mennonite Hymnary
Easter District Messengers and Conference Reports
List of Guests (residents), staff, board members
Dinner menu from that day
Local Newspapers with articles about the building project
Alas, no money

“The day was like a summer’s day with bright sunshine, the ground was dry, the people stood and sat in the yard and we were comfortable. I sat at a window on the second floor of the new building and could see and hear well. It was interesting.” Flora L. Fellman, Resident, April 28, 1957


Early History

Mennonite Home of the Aged

Frederick Annual Report 1914

“The Home income and contributions were $4,200 and the expenses were $2,900.”

“From the beginning the doors were thrown open to Christian men and women of all denominations. Of the seventy persons who have found shelter, there thirty-three were women, they rest were men. These represented 30 Mennonites, 16 German Reformed, 7 Lutheran, 5 Methodists, 2 Old Mennonites, 2 Evangelical, 1 Swenkfelder, 1 Quaker, 1 Baptist, 1 Dunkard, 1 Mennonite Brethren in Christ, 1 Methodist Protestant.”

Excerpt from “Twenty Year Report on the Origin and Development of Frederick Mennonite Home for the Aged” – a speech given by Rev. N.B. Grubb, September 15, 1916.

Notice of Retirement


FROM:John Hendrickson, CEO

RE: Notice of Retirement

DATE: September 30, 2020

On Monday, September 28th the Frederick Living Board of Directors received and accepted my notice of retirement to be effective February 28, 2021. Many of our residents will recall what it is like to take that step. For me to deliberately move from employment in a career and a life that has been my passion and livelihood is no easy step, however, it is a good and right thing for Frederick’s future and for my family.

We are fortunate to have a strong senior leadership team, as well as, a faith-based Sponsor, Mennonite Health Services (MHS), accomplished and poised to be able to assist the Board in the search and transition of a new CEO.

It is important to confirm that this is not a resignation. It is an advanced notice of my retirement. I will remain CEO, continuing to lead the senior leadership team and to give my full cooperation to the Board and MHS, until my tenure concludes at the end of February 2021.

Next year Frederick Living celebrates 125 years of faithful service to our mission. It is an incredible marker of God’s favor and an achievement for our residents, employees, donors, volunteers, families and all of those who have invested themselves, past present and future, to create a genuinely loving community. It will be a joyous celebration, an opportune time to welcome and to advance our calling with a new CEO.

Launch of New Medication Dispensing System!

a woman cutting a red ribbon with a name tag that says amy

We are so excited to announce that on Thursday, February 20, 2020, the staff of Frederick Living launched the Passport Remote Medication Dispensing System with our pharmacy provider, Partners Pharmacy.

The Passport System will allow our staff to have more time to spend on what matters most – direct patient care!

Passport will pre-package medications for each resident and patient prior to each med pass saving valuable nursing hours. Passport also ensures that all medications are on-sight so new move-ins to our healthcare areas will never have to worry if medications will be delivered on time.

Every patient and resident will receive the right medication at the right time!


The Amazing Raise

The Amazing Raise is a 24-hour giving challenge taking place on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 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 work nonprofits do to make the 422 corridor a better place to live and work!  Mark your calendar and check back for more information soon on how you can get involved and support Frederick Living this way.


Over $8500 Raise for Hurricane Relief!

Frederick Living Reaches Out To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Frederick, PA, September 13, 2017

Frederick Living, a continuing care retirement community located on Big Road in Frederick, Montgomery County, started an effort a few weeks ago to collect funds for Hurricane Harvey victims with seed money from the organization of $500 each to go toward two of the organizations actively helping victims of the disaster, The Salvation Army and Mennonite Disaster Service. The outpouring of generosity for our Texas neighbors that followed from residents, staff, board members and friends of Frederick Living has reached over $8,500.00 with mostly small to midsize donations. Residents from both Personal Care and Residential Living, and staff from housekeepers to senior leaders, as well as board members, friends and family, contributed to make this effort possible.


Frederick Living’s mission is: in the spirit of Christian love, Frederick Living cares for and enriches the lives of older adults, while valuing staff, volunteer and community that serve them.   Frederick considers the greater Boyertown/Pottstown/Upper Perkiomen areas as its community but with this effort they were pleased to broaden their community to include those over fifteen hundred miles away as neighbors in need too.  For more information about Frederick Living go to the website: .


Frederick Living Welcomes the First Meadows Move In

Ernie and Virginia Conrad, along with their fur baby Roux, have waited a long time for this day; so long that they decided to move into Frederick Living in January of 2015. And then they waited and watched as their new home was going through many different stages.

Today Ernie, Virginia and Roux are the first of many moves ins scheduled to take place over the next few months at Frederick Living into The Meadows.

The Meadows at Frederick Living is an innovative design based on the architectural pocket neighborhood concept – showcasing a colorful collection of cottages clustered around beautifully landscaped common areas.

Each cottage features geothermal heating and cooling, with floor plans ranging from approximately 1200 – 1750 square feet. One floor and two floor plans are available.

Frederick Living continues to take reservations on these beautiful new cottages. We have begun to take RESERVATIONS for phase 2 and 3!

To schedule a private appointment and preview our plans, please call 610-754-7878 and ask for  Lisa McCartin at x 1001 or Vicki Kriczky at x 1002.