News

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!

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The Meadows Ceremonial Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking for Frederick Living’s The Meadows expansion June 30

You are invited to the ceremony launching unique “Pocket Neighborhood” design

Frederick Living Chief Executive Officer John Hendrickson will be 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 opening onto the common area encourage 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.

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A New Art Exhibit Opens at Frederick Living

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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.

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2nd Annual Green Fair

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!

 

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Cedarwood Health Center Earns 5-Star Rating

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
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Car Show to Benefit Alzheimer’s Association

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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___________________________________

Phone Number________________Email/address__________________________

Type of Vehicle_________________________Model______________Year_____

Return Registration Form to:

Frederick Living

Attention: Sue Reitsma

P.O. Box 498 – 2849 Big Road

Frederick, PA 19435

www.frederickliving.org

 

Vets for Vets

VETS for VETS – Fundraiser Wednesday, March 25 12:00-5:00PM

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

Gift Shop.

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.

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National Senior Wii Bowling League

Frederick Living entered five teams into the National Senior Wii Bowling League. We are now in our third week of reporting scores and three of the five teams Frederick entered are in first place in their respective divisions! More than 120 communities are participating from around the United States, making up 320 teams, and over 1,600 seniors are registered on teams. Teams play in their own community, so no traveling is involved. What a fun way to interact with other communities, as well as working on hand eye coordination, balance and social interaction! The season will run for four to seven more weeks, with a playoff format like the NCAA Final Four- you win, you play on. We would like to wish our five teams good luck in the remaining weeks.

Art Show

Resident and Staff Art Show at Frederick Living

This new art exhibit features the work of our Independent Living, Personal Care, and Skilled Nursing residents and staff. Acrylics, watercolor, and oil paints are featured in the show.

Some of the work featured is from residents who were professional artists before residing at Frederick Living. Other art work is from residents and staff who participate in our Drawing Class and Painting Class on Monday afternoons, taught by local artist and teacher, Fran Wieckowski.

Fran encourages the participants to paint subjects that they love and express themselves through their paintings. Some participants choose replicas such as Van Gogh and others bring their own ideas.

The exhibit features a variety of subjects such as landscapes and animals and is open to the public through the end of April. Family, friends, residents, and staff are welcome to join the artists for an Art Reception on Monday, March 16 at 1:30 PM outside the Body Shop.

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Train Show and Anniversary Celebration

Friday, October 10, 2014, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM, Train Show Only

Saturday, October 11, 2014, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Train Show and Anniversary Celebration, including an old fashioned carnival, music, food, trackless train rides, face painting, activities for all ages & MORE! Rain or Shine!