Frank Knerr had his 102nd birthday last weekend at Peter Becker Community. All of us at PBC send him our warmest wishes. His advice to those wishing to reach this milestone is to live a "mixed up" life. By this he means, do lots of different things: work; play; travel; and enjoy life. Happy Birthday Frank!
GIVING WHERE WE LIVE. Peter Becker Community's CEO, Carol Berster, presented a check for $500 on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 to Chief Joe Kozeniewski, of the Franconia Township Police Department as Detective George Moyer looks on. The donation was made in appreciation for the ongoing support and good works that Franconia Township Police do each day in our community. Chief Kozeniewski reported that the funds will be used for equipment like defibrillators that are used by officers in the field.
Peter Becker Community has received 5 stars from Medicare and an average user review of 5 stars.
As of November 2012, the medicare rating for Peter Becker Community, was 5 stars. Only 17% of nursing homes have 5 stars in Pennsylvania.
Peter Becker Community is an average sized, not for profit, nursing home with 72 beds based in Harleysville, PA. At last check, the facility had 60 residents indicating that it is 83% occupied which is about average within the state of Pennsylvania. The provider accepts both medicare and medicaid programs, and provides resident counseling services. This nursing home and assisted living facility, is located in a continuing care retirement community (CCRC).
Have you ever sampled raw honey? It is sweeter and smoother than processed honey and, if you have allergies, honey collected from local bee hives could help you overcome some of your symptoms.
This is just one of the eco-friendly ideas that was shared at the green fair at Peter Becker Community.
Residents of Peter Becker Retirement Community together with their dining services provider Cura Hospitality held their third annual event inviting attendees to find out what they can do to protect the earth. Below is a video montage of the event where you can still get a few green tips from our presenters! Take a look.
VIDEO: Green Tips from the Peter Becker Community "Green Fair for Eco-Friendly Living"
View our Lastest Video & Learn a Few Green Tips from the Presenters!
Peter Becker Community's Annual Senior Health Fair was held on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 from 10am-2pm. It was a FREE event addressing the health needs of seniors. It provided a vital public service by encouraging seniors to stay on top of their health. The event was filled with free health screenings and health professionals promoting healthy lifestyle habits. With a special emphasis on prevention and education, guests could get a regular massage or a foot massage. They could take in some aroma therapy, physical therapy or music therapy. Even computer-based spine assessments were readily available. In fact, one might find information just about any type of senior health service one can imagine.
How about a piece of sugar free blueberry pie? If you had attended of of the immensely popular cooking demonstrations, you might have tasted this delectable guilt-free goodie prepared right in front of your eyes by Peter Becker Chef, Ed Varon. Three great new recipes were demonstrated and copies handed out to guests. Interesting nutritional tips were added to the demonstrations by Ginny Henderson, Peter Becker's Nutritionist and Dining Services Manager.
The educational seminars were also well attended. Our friends at Abington Health provided information on “Hobbling Hips, Wimpy Knees, Spastic Spine” and MOYO Yoga presented a “Yoga Program for Active Seniors" demonstrating how a yoga program can help alleviate arthritis, hypertension and osteoporosis; three of the most common health problems in the older adult.
According to Jen Nolte, RN, the event coordinator, "We were glad so many people came out to the event. We want to continue to encourage today's seniors to take control of their health."
This year the Senior Health Fair was held at Maplewood Estates, Peter Becker Community's independent living community center.
Every year the flower show invites local artists to be a part of our annual flower show. Creatives are invited to enter a work of art that relates to the theme. The competition was for the senior population aged 55 and older. The work was exhibited just outside the main display during the month of March. Here are the results of the Competition:
1) Staff judges choose the winners who best reflect the theme and fulfill competition outline.
2) Guests of the show vote to determine the People's Choice Winners
as determined by Flower Show Judges
as determined by Flower Show Judges
*1st: "Garden patch quilt" by Betty Keck
2nd: "Organic garden" by Judy Alderfer #3 "Tangerines" by Joyce Feindler
HM: "Apples & Pears & Strawberries, Too"
by Margaret Dawson
*1st: "Peppers & Leeks" by Linda Landis 2nd: "Bowl of Fruit" by Suzanne Carey 3rd: "Basket of Fruit" by George Broadhead HM: "A Goats Garden of Eating" by Bobbie Ralph's
*1st: "Dogwood" by Natalie Searl 2nd: "A Garden Salad" by Jean Kerr 3rd: - "Still Life" by Jeanette Aschenbrand HM: "Whole Foods" by Felicia Foster
*1st: - "Harvest Joy" by Addie Cusimano 2nd - "A Goats Garden of Eating" by Bobbie Ralphs 3rd - "Harvest" by Choon Won Koo - HM - Tie "Basket of Fruit" by George Brodhead "Flowers & Bananas" by Suzanne Carey
Young Artists: Kid's Art Competiton
Every year the flower show invites youth artists to be a part of our annual flower show too. Artists were invited to enter an original work of art or color in a template. There were over 250 student entries this year: a new flower show record. The work was exhibited in the Maplewood Estates complex during the show. Thanks to Quakertown National Bank for Sponsoring the Contest!
Staff judges chose the winners in several different age brackets:
Preschool: First Place - Rylei Gamanon Second Place - Jack Brannigan Honorable Mention - Ellie Maguire
Kindergarten First Place - Payton Davis Second Place - Lindsay Detwiler Honorable Mention - Katherine Waggoner
First & Second Grades First Place - Elijah Stitt Second Place - Gianna Talese Honorable Mention - Maya Depolo
Third, Fourth & Fifth Grades First Place - Savannah Stitt Second Place - Teagan Shelly Honorable Mention - Mariah Butler