In The 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!

Statement on Racial Justice

July 1, 2020
Frederick Living fully embraces the, MHS Statement on Racial Justice as attests the Chair of our Board of Directors, Warren Tyson. “I appreciate that MHS has issued a short, clear and direct statement affirming that Black lives matter. As a Christian organization there should be no question among our Black brothers and sisters where we stand affirming this Statement. It is true that all lives matter to God, but right now when Blacks generally are being questioned regarding their value, we cannot be silent about where we stand. None of our employees, residents or other partners in service at Frederick Living should have any question whether or not we affirm and value their full presence among us. Racism cannot and will not be tolerated at Frederick Living. Silence has a way of affirming uncertainty among skeptics”. Warren L. Tyson Chair, Frederick Living Board of Directors   MHS Statement on Racial Justice The link above is to a Statement recently adopted by the Mennonite Health Services (MHS) Board. MHS is Frederick Living’s sponsor. Continue Reading

“A Socially Distanced Scholarship Award.”

June 26, 2020

Frederick Living Announces Beverly Nonnemaker Awarded $1,000
LeadingAge PA Education Scholarship
Zeiglerville, Pa. June 25th, 2020– Frederick Living is thrilled to announce Beverly Nonnemaker has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship from LeadingAge PA for their 2020 Education Scholarship program.

Nonnemaker serves as the scheduling coordinator for skilled nursing facility, Cedarwood, and will use her scholarship to continue studies at Montgomery County Community College where she is studying to become a Registered Nurse.

“Beverly has served Frederick Living over 15 years and demonstrates our mission each day as she supports employees and residents in senior care,” said Lauren Thomson, Director of Nursing.
LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing more than 360 nonprofit senior housing, health care, and community services across the commonwealth. The Association is dedicated to the education and workforce enhancement efforts of member communities, and commits $100,000 annually to scholarship and internship programs. LeadingAge PA awards scholarships that enhance opportunities for member staff pursuing further education, training and certification — both within and outside of the field of nursing.
Together, Frederick Living and LeadingAge PA congratulate Beverly Nonnemaker on the scholarship award and her dedication to furthering her education and professional development.

About Frederick Living
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.

About LeadingAge PA
LeadingAge PA is a trade association representing more than 360 nonprofit senior housing, health care, and community services across the commonwealth. These providers serve more than 75,000 older Pennsylvanians and employ over 50,000 dedicated caregivers on a daily basis. Services our members offer include Life Plan Communities / Continuing Care Retirement Communities, skilled nursing communities, assisted living residences, personal care homes, and affordable senior housing. LeadingAge PA advocates on behalf of our members at the state and local levels to influence positive change and affect a healthy vision for the delivery of quality, affordable, and ethical care for Pennsylvania’s seniors. For more information about LeadingAge PA and our envisioned future of senior services, visit

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A Zoom with Mom!

May 8, 2020

Between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Sunday, we will be doing short Zoom meetings with families and their mother, grandmother, or just “special lady” residing in Oaktree, Cedarwood or Magnolia.

If you would like to wish someone a Happy Mother’s Day,  or perhaps you have a family member that wants to send you greetings, let us know.   We will have a team member circling the buildings to share a video or phone chat.

We’ll handle the technology…you enjoy the smiles!”

Please leave a message at (610) 754-7878,  Ext. 123

Or email 

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Opportunity to Connect with Your Loved Ones With Zoom Video!

March 31, 2020

Let us help you connect using our own computer

Frederick Living is offering an opportunity to have face to face connection with loved ones through Zoom Video. 

Below are the days and time periods the video visits will be offered.   Zoom sessions will be scheduled for 15 minutes per person/family with verbal permission from the resident.

Oaktree Apartment Residents

Tuesdays and Thursdays   7:00-8:30 p.m.

Cottage/Villa Residents

Wednesdays and Fridays 7:00-8:30 pm.


If you are interested, in signing up for a Zoom session please contact Director of Residential Living Services Emily Messner at or call 610-754-8919 ext. 206 btw. 1:00- 3:00 pm and leave a message requesting to be scheduled for a Zoom Call.   We promise to adhere to social distancing.  All we need is the email of your family member or friend.  If they have a web cam or camera on their computer they will be able to visit with you.


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Do you sew? How to make a face mask

March 26, 2020

How to Make a Face Mask


Front: 100% unused cotton fabric – no metallic fabrics

Back: 100% unused cotton or cotton flannel

Attachment: 1/8”, 1/4”, or 3/8” flat elastic (white is preferred, black is OK)


Two 54” x 1/4” inch bias-tape style ties (no raw edges, white/light preferred, black/dark OK)       or Four 15” lengths of bias-tape

Floral wire if adding a nose form

Video instructions for making the masks can be found at these two websites:

How to make a surgical mask with 1/4” elastic:

How to make a surgical mask with bias tape (and nose form if you have appropriate material such as floral wire to do that)

If you do not have access to the internet, the instructions are detailed below:

(Note: The instructions list three sizes: Small, Medium, and Large. We would recommend making Small- and Medium-sized masks primarily. If possible, making a few Large masks would be helpful as well. See instructions for cutting sizes.)

1) Cut two rectangles of fabric, one for the inside, one for the outside.

  1. Small: 7.5 x 5 inches
  2. Medium: 9 x 6 inches
  3. Large: 10 x 7 inches

2) Cut elastic or ties. Elastic should be cut as follows. You will need 2 pieces for each mask.

  1. Small: 6.5 inches
  2. Medium: 7 inches
  3. Large: 7.5 inches

For bias-tape ties either cut two 54” lengths or four 15” lengths (one for each corner) of the mask. If using four corner-ties, you will insert them into the corners as you sew around the mask. If using the longer ties, you will encase the mask in the traditional bias-tape fashion – this method will also allow you to insert wire on one edge to make a more form-fitted mask.

To sew using elastic or 4 bias-tape corner-ties:

3) Put right sides of cotton mask fabric together.

4) Starting at the center of bottom (long) edge, sew to the first corner, stop. Sew a piece of elastic or a fabric tie into the corner. A few stitches forward and back will hold this.

5) Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of that same elastic to the corner and sew a few stitches forward and back. If you are using fabric ties, add a new tie.

6) Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again put a 7” length of elastic in the corner (or a new tie)

7) Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the same elastic (or a new tie).

8) Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5” to 2” open. Stop, cut the thread.

9) Turn mask right-side out.

10) Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are in the same direction. There must be 3 tucks to ensure a tight fit on the face.

11) Sew around the edge of the mask twice to hold the tucks in place and close the opening.

To sew the mask using 54” long bias-tape ties:

3) Put rights sides of cotton mask fabric together.

4) Sew along the two long edges of the fabric with a 3/8” seam allowance. Turn right side out and press.

5) Open the bias-tape and place one strip along each of the open edges of the mask. Stich along the crease.

6) Stitch the raw edges of the bias-tape closed on the ends. Fold the bias-tape over, encasing the raw edge and pin in place. If you are adding wire, cut a 5” piece and place it in the bias-tape on one of the sides, pushing it toward the fold. Stitch the bias-tape closed along the whole length of the tie. Stitch vertical “casing” lines on either side of the wire to hold it in place.

7) Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are in the same direction. There must be 3 tucks to ensure a tight fit on the face.

8) Sew around the edge of the mask twice to hold the tucks in place and close the opening.

When you have finished your masks, please use a Sharpie marker to mark a 1” tall S, M, or L on the lower left corner of the inside of each mask to indicate the size. If you do not have a Sharpie, please somehow designate size for the masks before you drop them off.

Note: Do not wash the masks. They will be laundered and sanitized here after we receive them. If you have “ultra light regular non-fusable interfacing (pellon)” that can be added in between layers if desired but the fusable pellon is not recommended due to possible allergies to the adhesive. Interfacing is optional.

You can deliver your finished masks to the Frederick Living lobby. Place them in a box or bag and include your Name, address and phone/email. If you prefer to mail them, use the address below:

Questions?   Contact Trina Brady at Frederick Living for assistance at  tbrady      Phone: (610) 754-7878 ext. 353


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Shopping for a Cause- Shopping in the Gift Shop supports Benevolent Care!

February 28, 2020

 Lori Hartzel presented John Hendrickson with a check for $10,000 for the 2019 proceeds from the Gift Shop for Resident Benevolent Care.  When you shop there you are helping to not only find quality gifts, treats and useful items but you are helping those residents, who through no fault of their own, are no longer able to fully cover the cost of their care.  Please thank Lori for the wonderful work she does running the gift shop and thank you to all the gift shop patrons.   



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Aspen Village Christmas Choir and Concert

January 6, 2020

Happy New Year!

Aspen Village this holiday season had a resident led Christmas choir and concert.  We submitted this activity for a contest being held by the International Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners and the Center for Applied Research in Dementia (Dr. Cameron Camp’s organization).

You can truly see the engagement and meaning this choir brought and continues to bring to the residents in it and those they sing for. 

A big thanks to the Aspen Team who supported the resident choir on their musical journey this holiday season.


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Frederick Living Recognized for The Alzheimer’s Association’s Longest Day Initiative

November 13, 2019

The Alzheimer’s Association’s Longest Day 2019 initiative recognized Frederick Living as one of their top three business/facility teams in the Delaware Valley, raising an amazing $4,280 from the 2019 car show!

Maggie Shope, the Longest Day Coordinator in the region, brought along a recognition plaque and purple-wrapped candy to thank all or our staff and residents who contributed to the event.

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First Annual Preston’s Pantry Project

July 24, 2019

So honored to be part of Preston’s Pantry!!! Beginning July 25th Frederick Living will be a drop off location!

Help us to keep Preston’s Legacy alive!



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It’s Never Too Late Technology

July 9, 2019

A sincere thank you to those who contributed to the purchase of “It’s Never Too Late”. We are also grateful for the donations from Zion Mennonite Church, Forrest Hills Mennonite Church and Roger and Alex Kurtz. The Residents and Staff in Aspen Village, our Memory Support area, love it!

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