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!
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.
Frederick Living is pleased to shine the spotlight on Mary Alice Mack as she celebrates 35 years of service. Mary Alice was born August 24 and was raised on a dairy farm in Perkiomenville. She has an older brother, David. During her high school years, she volunteered at Frederick whenever possible and eventually was hired as a part time nurse’s aid.
After graduating from Perkiomenville School/North Montco Votech School, she became a full time employee. Mary Alice has provided care in many areas: Skilled Nursing, Dining Services, Adult Day Care and Personal Care. She proudly tells everyone that she loves taking care of people. Her goal is to make each person smile; whether it is a pat on the back or kind words. It is such a rewarding job especially in a community where everyone is so caring.
In 1998, she married Jim Mack. They share the love and joy of two daughters, Annie and Cindy.
Outside the community, she is active in church activities at New Hanover Lutheran Church. Camping and going out to eat are also fun pastimes for the Mack’s.
One day she would like to travel but, for now, she anxiously awaits the birth of her first grandchild in March.
We applaud Mary Alice and thank her for her dedication
and loyalty to the staff and residents. She truly helps everyone “live well’ at Frederick living.
Frederick Living is so excited! We have begun extensive renovations to our dining experience. Currently, our residents and staff are eating meals a little differently while we wait and look forward to our new dining areas that will be opening close to Thanksgiving. The experience will consist of Frederick Bistro, Freddies Corner, and Fireside. The Bistro will be open lunch through dinner. It will feature action stations where we will be able to watch our food being made, carving stations, a pizza oven and many other exciting options. Freddies Corner will be open for breakfast, with coffee all day. Fireside will offer upscale dining, as well as, the opportunity to have luncheons with presentations. Please call us for more information!
Wagman Construction is on site and has begun the work on The Meadows expansion project. We are 50% sold out of the first phase.
The Meadows at Frederick Living will be an exciting and innovative design based on the architectural pocket neighborhood concept. The Meadows will showcase a colorful selection of cottages clustered around a beautifully landscaped common area and situated in engaging neighborhoods. These independent living homes will feature geo-thermal heating and cooling, and open floor plans ranging from 1200-1700 square feet.
The community is currently taking reservations for this exciting expansion. Please call us today to schedule a private appointment and preview our plans! Reserve your home now!
Groundbreaking for Frederick Living’s The Meadows expansion held June 30th
The ceremony launched a unique “Pocket Neighborhood” design
Frederick Living Chief Executive Officer John Hendrickson was joined by representatives from the project’s partners, Barton Partners, RGS Associates, Wagman Construction and Univest Bank and Trust Co.
“We are eager to begin this unique and important expansion to our campus, which puts Frederick Living at the forefront of senior living design trends,” Hendrickson said.
The Meadows is an innovative design based on the “pocket neighborhood” concept that is gaining popularity among architectural pioneers. This design supports a growing number of studies showing that greater social engagement and intellectual stimulation aids mental and emotional wellness, and even translates into longer lifespans.
In “pocket neighborhoods” small groupings of houses around a courtyard or common garden promote a greater sense of community and provide more opportunities for social interaction than the contemporary developments that populate most suburbs.
Phase 1 of The Meadows will feature a 20 cottages , each clustered around and facing a common green space. Spacious front porches bordered by small, private gardens open onto the common area encouraging homeowners to visit and gather with neighbors.
Frederick Living is a leading rehabilitation and continuing care retirement community nestled in the beautiful countryside of Montgomery County in southeastern Pennsylvania. For more than a century, our focus has been on living well in every aspect of our lives—body, mind, and spirit. Rooted in our Mennonite heritage, we honor the dignity and autonomy of each person we’re privileged to serve, regardless of their faith journey. Frederick Living is located at 2849 Big Road, Frederick, PA 19504. For more information, please call us at 610-754-7878.
Christine Brunner-Hoffman, “Africa Adventure” Photography:
A New Art Exhibit Opens at Frederick Living
Christine “Chrissy” Brunner-Hoffman was born in a small town in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Her love of taking pictures started at a young age, along with her love of animals. It wasn’t until later in life that she began to love to travel, anywhere and everywhere.
At a young age of 41 she was faced with Breast Cancer. After fighting a yearlong battle with chemotherapy treatments, she won the battle. Realizing that her life could have been cut short at an early age, she decided to strive to help others that are not so lucky. Whether being struck by illness, the loss of a family member, or perhaps the loss of everything they own, it was time to make a difference.
Being an active member of St. Mark’s Church in Pennsburg, PA, she has participated in various mission trips to areas that have suffered unmentionable devastation. Places like Ocean Springs, Mississippi; Nashville, Tennessee; and Joplin, Missouri just to name a few.
A lifelong goal of hers was to travel to Africa to see the animals, up close and personal, and to talk with the local people and have some understanding of how they live and what they do “without” on a daily basis. That was the trip of a lifetime and from it came many pictures. With the help of friends and family, a collection of her photographs will be on display at Frederick Living during May & June.
The Gallery at Frederick Living is open to the public between the hours of 8 AM-5 PM. A portion of the sales from Christine’s photographs will be donated to the Frederick Living Resident Benevolent Fund.
On Saturday, May 16th, Frederick Living will be holding it’s Second Annual Green Fair!
Join us for 10AM until 2PM.
Admission is FREE!!
We will have a variety of Green Vendors, Local Farmers, Eco-Friendly Resources. Mobile Shredding from 11AM until 1PM, Food Samples, Products to Purchase and Raffles!
Bring your STYROFOAM PEANUTS to RECYCLE!
We are proud to share with you that our Cedarwood Healthcare has earned a top five-star rating in U. S. News & World Report’s latest report on the country’s best long-term care facilities! Thank you to all of our caring and compassionate staff members that help to take care of our residents everyday! Of the 121 nursing homes in Pennsylvania that earned five stars, 58 (including Frederick Living) are LeadingAge PA members. http://health.usnews.com/…/frederick-living-cedarwood-395656
Frederick Living – Cedarwood
2849 Big Road, Frederick, Pennsylvania 19435 (610) 754-7878
- Medicare/Medicaid: Both
- Number of Medicare/Medicaid beds: 61
- Ownership: Nonprofit (corporate)
- Continuing Care Retirement Community: Yes
- Part of a chain: No
Join us on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 for our annual Car Show. All proceeds will go to the Delaware Valley Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association. This event is open to the public from 10AM until 2PM. It is not too late to register to bring your amazing vehicle. All sorts of vehicles are welcome. Pre-registration is $10 and registration the day of the show is $15. There will be door prizes, goodie bags and dash plaques for the first 100 participating vehicles. In addition to the cars show, we will be have a craft fair with over 25 different vendors, face painting, a bake sale and more.
Please contact Sue Reitsma for more information: 610-754-7878 ext. 109.
Please make checks payable to Frederick Living
Name of Person Entering the Car Show___________________________________
Type of Vehicle_________________________Model______________Year_____
Return Registration Form to:
Attention: Sue Reitsma
P.O. Box 498 – 2849 Big Road
Frederick, PA 19435
Make a donation to walk & come walk for a good cause OR make a donation to the Bakeless Bake Sale! Instead of baking, donate the price of a pie or cake or anything nice.
Vets for Vets bracelets, t-shirts & hats will be available for purchase.
Veterans get a 25% discount & no sales tax charged on purchases made in our
Take home some vegetable soup for $4/pint. All proceeds go to Vets for Vets.
VFV’s mission is to support returning veterans during their readjustment from military to civilian life. VFV’s goal is to provide safe and positive transitional housing providing a mixture of camaraderie, life skills, as well as educational and employment opportunities. VFV supports veterans during this challenging transition by helping to identify and recognize their valuable military skill set, and assists them in translating those skills into applicable civilian-life skills. In addition, VFV’s veterans stand committed to providing needed assistance to the elder veterans and families in their communities.