There’s always something fun and exciting going on at Frederick Living. The more you know about what’s going on here, the easier it is for you to become involved—and that makes Frederick Living a more interesting community for all of us. View our latest news below or use the menu to the left to get more detail—and be sure to follow us on Facebook for regular updates as well!
We’ve undergone some major changes around campus this past year, now here is your chance to get a sense of what we’ve been up to! Come visit with us Saturday, April 30th from 11am-2pm at our Dirty Shoe Tour. We will not only be showing our newly renovated dining areas and our continuum of care; we will also be taking guided groups out onto the construction site of our new Meadows Cottages to allow you to get a sneak peak at the homes under construction right now! We hope you will join us to get a sense of how Frederick Living can enhance your retirement lifestyle!
Last evening during a Board Meeting, Lexy Alex, Dining Services Server, was awarded the Helen B. Dawson Scholarship presented to her by Mrs. Dawson’s sons, Barrie and Ken Dawson. Thank you to the Dawson family for this incredible gift. A $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to a Frederick staff member each year for up to 10 years. Congratulations to Lexy!
The Scholarship, in honor of Helen B. Dawson, will be offered annually for students. Eligibility requirement are outlined here:
- The student applicant must be an active employee of Frederick Living for at least 90 days
- The student applicant must be at least in the second semester of his or her junior year of high school.
- The student applicant must have an overall senior high school GPA or an overall college GPA of at least 2.5 at the time of application.
- The student applicant must verify that they have at least a 2.5 GPA by submitting a copy of their most recent report card, a note from a school official, such as a guidance counselor or official transcript.
- Student applicants must complete the scholarship application.
- Student applicants should produce three references: one from a parent/guardian, one from a teacher, and one from a non-friend person known to the student.
- Students may also be nominated by a Frederick Living resident.
- Students will submit an essay by February 1st to Danielle D. Hey, Director of HR using the following criteria:
- Describe and explain how a resident at Frederick has been a positive influence in your life. An applicant may consider writing about a veteran teacher as well. The essay is to be 450 to 550 words (500 words is the target), 12 font, MLA-formatted.
- Essays will be reviewed by the scholarship committee; 2 designees related to Helen B. Dawson, 2 staff of Frederick Living and 1 resident.
- Student essays will be judged on content and format chosen by majority vote.
- Essays will remain anonymous during judging.
- The winner of the scholarship will be informed of the decision by March 1st and the awarding of the scholarship with take place at the March Board of Director Meetings on the evening of March 28th. The presence of the scholarship winner, his or her designated family member/s, and the scholarship committee is requested.
- The scholarship check will be made out to bursar office of the college, university or trade school on behalf of the student.*
- Student applicants that are not awarded the scholarship may continue to apply through their junior year of college, but must submit new materials each year.
- Once a student has been awarded a Helen B. Dawson Scholarship, he or she is no longer eligible to win unless there is special need or circumstance and the scholarship committee grants special approval.
Spring is finally here! We are very excited to share our 120th year with all of you! Please SAVE THE DATE and plan to join us in continuing the celebration during our annual Car Show and Craft Fair, to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association!
A New Art Exhibit Opens at Frederick Living: Elizabeth Kunkle, Watercolor & Gouache Paintings
Frederick Living welcomes local painter and illustrator, Elizabeth Kunkle, who is granddaughter of a Frederick Living resident. She received her BFA in Textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design. Illustrating animal portraits and botanicals have become a passion. By combining the delicacy of watercolor with the boldness of gouache, Elizabeth builds layer upon layer to achieve a playful balance between the two mediums.
All pieces currently on display are original unless marked ‘Giclee’. Giclee is a fine art print process using a variety of nine archival inks on Somerset velvet matte paper. The artist works meticulously to ensure the quality of the print is a perfect representation of the original artwork. Each Giclee is a work of art.
The Gallery at Frederick Living is open to the public between the hours of 8 AM-5 PM. A portion of the sales from the paintings will be donated to the Frederick Living Resident Benevolent Fund.
In 1856 Daniel Bertolet and other leading citizens of Frederick, PA devised a plan to establish the Frederick Institute as a classical day school to prepare men and women for college. The building and the school were the pride of Frederick until the Civil War. Without students, the school closed. In 1896 Reverend N. B. Grubb purchased the property and offered it to the Mennonite Eastern District Conference as a suitable Home for the Aged.
Today, Frederick Living is a leading rehabilitation and continuing care retirement community nestled in the beautiful countryside of Montgomery County in southeastern Pennsylvania. Our focus has been on living well in every aspect of our lives—body, mind, and spirit.
We offer apartments, cottages, and villas in our independent living community. We are in the process of expanding our independent living with the addition of 55 brand new cottages, in a pocket neighborhood design. In our personal care, we offer one bedroom and studio apartments, as well as a secure environment for those in need of memory support. In our nursing and rehabilitation center, we offer short term rehabilitation and long term services.
Rooted in our Mennonite heritage, we honor the dignity and autonomy of each person we’re privileged to serve, regardless of their faith journey.
This past fall, Frederick Living embarked on an expansion plan to add 55 new cottage style homes to our campus. The Meadows at Frederick Living has been a vision of the community for several years, and we are excited to share a progress update with you.
Excavation for the new development began in the fall of 2015 to make way for our first phase of 20 cottages; we currently have only 5 that remain available in this first phase. We are happy to report that the first foundations have been set, and just this week we began vertical construction on our first duplex cottage! The panelized construction style of these homes will allow us to erect the homes at a more rapid pace. Once the home is under roof, our teams of contractors will furnish the electrical and interior design selections chosen by each individual family, giving the homes a personal touch. Those that have reserved their homes are expecting to move later this spring!
With the addition of the new cottage homes also came changes to our common areas in Oaktree Center. If you have visited our community in the past, we invite you to come again to experience our new Dining Experiences: Frederick Bistro, Fireside Dining, and soon to come Freddie’s Corner! You’ll also notice the addition of a brand new parking area to accommodate staff vehicles, allowing for easy event and visitor parking outside of Oaktree Center.
We hope you will come see the exciting changes happening on campus here at Frederick Living soon! Please enjoy the Meadows Construction Progress gallery in the meantime! “Like” us on facebook to see all of the exciting things happening here at Frederick Living on a daily basis!
Frederick Living is excited to announce that we are now a Music & Memory℠ certified provider. Through this program, Aspen Village residents have access to iPods with their own personalized playlists. Our trained staff and volunteers provide playlists that enable our residents who struggle with cognitive and physical challenges to find renewed connections as deep memories become activated through music. Re-connecting residents with their favorite music has the potential to vastly improve quality of life.
We will gladly accept donations of iPods and iTunes gift cards. You can learn more about the Music & Memory℠ Organization and the power of music by visiting www.musicandmemory.org.
Join us on Sunday, December 13, 2015, from 12 Noon until 4PM for a wonderful afternoon! We are beautifully decorated for Christmas!
Frederick Living will be holding its “Annual Open House and Santa Paws”. Bring your pets for pictures with Santa. Picture are $10 for one pet or $15 for multiple pets.
Enjoy Frederick Living’s Train Display.
Take a tour of our Personal Care apartments.
Our very own Gift Shoppe will be open!
There will also be Baked Goods, Poinsettias, and Dog Treats for sale – all proceeds to benefit Bark for Life!
We are so very excited to introduce you to our brand new dining area, Frederick Bistro! To have come from the concept drawings to a complete interactive dining experience, it has taken a few months of construction, but we think the results are speaking for themselves that it was worth the wait! We are offering more choices than ever before! Our chefs can now prepare meals right before your eyes, create your own personal pizza, or make you a magnificent sandwich to dine in or take out! Add in extended operating hours, a nice selection of grocery items and an ice cream bar for the cherry on top! Come and visit us soon to see the results!
Frederick Living Celebrates our 119th Anniversary on Friday, October 2nd and Saturday, October 3rd with our Annual Train Show and Anniversary Celebration. Friday from 12-7 our own Train Club along with Toys in Motion, SEPA Garden Rails, North Penn S Gauges of North Penn, PA, NJ Southern N-Trak Train Club and East Penn Traction, also of North Penn PA will have wonderful displays to visit. There will also be a Hot Dog Sale and Bake Sale.
On Saturday, Dogs of Falkner Swamp, will perform from 10:30AM until 12PM and then again from 1:30PM until 3PM. We will have Pumpkin Painting and Crafts, a Magician, and Face Painting for the young and young at heart. There will also be a Craft Sale, Bake Sale, and food for sale.