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!
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.
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!