The Pickering Manor Auxiliary has been working hard on reinventing itself since the long COVID shutdown of Auxiliary Activities.
The first board meeting was held March 7. At that time, new and old board members were welcomed.
The first resident activity the members engaged in was asking Auxiliary members to donate a stuffed bunny to be given to all the residents in April. The residents were excited to choose a bunny from the vast selection. There were 65 bunnies donated from Auxiliary members and Pickering friends, ensuring each resident had a bunny for themselves or to give to a grandchild.
In June, the Auxiliary Executive Board hosted a Resident Picnic for the apartment residents, cottage residents, and the personal care residents, which was held in the beautiful Personal Care Gardens of Pickering.
Most recently, the Auxiliary members hosted a Lemonade Social. The residents sipped on lemonade, listened to music and enjoyed socializing with the members, staff and each other.
Upcoming fundraising events include an Annual Cocktail Party Fundraiser which will be held on the evening of Sunday Sept. 18, in the Personal Care Garden of the Yates Pavilion at Pickering Manor.
Additionally, on Sept. 24 (10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) and 25 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) the Auxiliary, in collaboration with J.McLaughlin Clothing, will host a Sip & Shop fundraising event to support the Auxiliary’s mission to enhance the lives of residents.
The community is invited to sip red, white or rose and shop J.McLaughlin’s classic approach to modern style. A portion of the proceeds will support the Pickering Manor Auxiliary.
“We wish to graciously thank everyone who assists us in enriching the lives of our residents with such tremendous love and care,” said Auxiliary President Jane Mahler.
For information regarding the Auxiliary, tours, donations, or employment opportunities, contact Pickering Manor at 215-968-3878 or by visiting pickeringmanor.org.