How Senior Living Helped My Mom

We recently talked with Linda Sarubin, whose mother, Molly Golden, moved to Pickersgill more than six years ago. We wanted to get an adult child’s perspective on the impact of a senior living community on her mother. This is what Linda said:

Leaving her house was a hard decision. Mom had been living with a companion in Baltimore in a huge house. Parking was an issue. Safety was a concern. I worried all the time. When her companion passed away about 7 years ago, my sister and I started thinking about what would be best for mom. We thought it was a good time to consider a senior living community. I’m in Pennsylvania, and my sister is in New York, so neither of us are right down the street. Continue reading

When Should You Consider Assisted Living For Your Parents?

If your parents are having more and more difficulty with everyday activities such as showering, dressing, getting around the house, and running errands, assisted living  may be the answer. Your parents (and you!) can get the daily support you need, while remaining as independent as possible. Making the decision to move can be difficult for you and your parents, but you can make the transition easier by taking time to find the right fit and being honest about their needs and concerns.

So, how do you know if it’s time to consider assisted living for your parents? Ask yourself these questions: Continue reading

Things to Consider Once You Have Made the Decision to Move to Assisted Living

You have made the decision to move into an assisted living residence, yet you still have many questions. Do I really need the help? Will I make new friends? Will I receive help when I need it? Will I continue to see my family and friends? While all these questions are common, the answer to all of them is the same: Yes! You can make new friends, you can receive the personal assistance you need, and you can continue to see your family and friends. Change can be challenging. The time it takes to transition is different for everyone. The keys to success are preparation, a positive attitude, a supportive network of family and friends and patience and understanding—all will prepare you for a smooth transition. Continue reading

Pickersgill Retirement Community is your resource for RIGHTSIZING

At Pickersgill’s annual RIGHTSIZING FAIR attendees met local experts: Downsizer & Organizer, Mover, Realtor, Financial Advisor, Antique Appraiser, Shredder Truck Company, Junk Remover and Elder Law Expert

Everyone spends a lifetime accumulating and storing stuff.  Now that you have moving to a retirement community in your sights wouldn’t you like to know how to manage that stuff and tackle the tasks of selling, moving and organizing?

If you missed the annual Rightsizing Fair at Pickersgill Retirement Community we can still connect you with local experts so you can get answers to your questions, set appointments to meet with you and your family and get the ball rolling toward a carefree lifestyle. Contact us to meet with an admissions director at Pickersgill – our in-house rightsizing experts!

Fashion & Enjoyment for Everyone

The Annual Spring Fashion Show is a long standing tradition at Pickersgill Retirement Community.  Residents look forward to the occasion not only because its a great opportunity to see the new spring looks but also because its a special treat to see their close friends and neighbors stroll down the runway as models.

The collection of colorful, warm-weather clothes on display was styled by TaylorMarie’s Apparel. A pop-up store with fabulous designer brands- Alfred Dunner, Ruby Road, Erin London, Tribal, Southern Lady, Karen Kane and Foxcroft to name a few- with a complete range of sizes for every woman.  In addition to clothing, an impressive display of costume jewelry and scarves were also available for shoppers to peruse. Everyone found something to tickle their fancy!

“It’s like a shopping spree at a boutique right here at Pickersgill!”

Each of the models chose their outfits from 20 racks of fashion-forward clothing that ranged in style from sporty to dressy.  The designer ensembles welcomed the colors of the season; sunny yellow, soothing blue, bright pink and subtle peach, in addition to graphic black and crisp white. A variety beautiful patterns and luxurious fabrics evoked an enthusiastic response from the crowd. But, it was one particular model that garnered the most attention and had heads turning; Pickersgill’s beloved physical therapy dog, Walt,  strutted the runway wearing an elegant scarf.

The models glided down the runway, smiling at their friends and neighbors, responding to the cheering sections along their route, and obviously enjoying themselves as much as their audience. Maryann Priddy, owner/manager of TaylorMarie’s, described all the models and their outfits as they cruised the runway.

Our models were: residents – Jane, Bobby, Sally, Nancy, Elinore, Mary, Vinny, Mitch, Pat and Marty: staff associates – Karen, Bridget and of course Walt.  Take a look at the slide show: