News & Events

Forever Learning

by Charles “Ebbie” Alfree III, Director of Advancement I spent Super Bowl Sunday with my father, a lifelong Eagles fan, and like most families in the area, we had a great time watching the game and celebrating the team’s victory. During my visit, my 72-year-old father, who retired from the…

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Final Expansion Update

We are happy to report that the work on the Anna T. Jeanes Building has progressed to the point that these construction updates are no longer needed. The Borough has issued the Certificate of Occupancy. This allows us to submit the application to the State for our license to open…

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Supporting Others in the Choices They Make

by Pamela Leland, PhD, Executive Director Among those of us who are in the business of providing human services, we often talk about the differences between client or person-centered programs and client or person-directed programs. The language of “person-centered” programs may seem obvious today.  However, when it first began to…

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The Importance of Intergenerational Relationships

by Charles “Ebbie” Alfree III, Director of Advancement  I started working for a senior living community in January of 2017; my first time to work in a senior community and for an organization that solely serves seniors. In my first year I have come to admire our residents and have…

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Expansion Update – Week of January 22nd

The building work is nearly complete. Punchlist inspections continue and about 75% of the building has been final cleaned.  The contractors continue to work on the punchlist which will continue over the next month. The last of the flooring is being installed this week. The contractor will continue to work…

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Expansion Update – Week of January 15th

Exterior fencing has been installed, but not yet painted. Stripes were painted on the parking lot. Inside the building, most of the resident rooms have been completed and were reviewed for punchlist items. Common areas on the 2nd and 3rd floors are nearly complete. Flooring will be finished this week…

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Importance of Cross Training

by Heather Wadsworth, GOING Fit Inc. a preferred exercise provider of The Hickman What is this cross training you speak of? Cross training is typically defined as an exercise program that incorporates a variety of training methods. What are the benefits of cross training? Here are few of the numerous…

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Expansion Update – Week of January 8th

The building is nearly completed. All of the trades are down to their last few items. Inside the building, most of the resident rooms are complete and are now being cleaned. Flooring is being completed in the common area hallways, living rooms and activity spaces.  Casework, trim work, handrails, etc….

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Conquering Your Resolution

by Gwen MacDonell, Marketing and Admissions Coordinator If you’re like me, and more than half of the American population, each year you attempt the terrifying… New Year Resolution.  Let’s face it, the idea of a brand-new year with a clean slate and new calendar creates feelings of hope, promise, and…

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Expansion Update – Weeks of December 25th and January 1st

Paving was completed on the small Walnut Street lot last week. This week the existing Marshall Street parking lot was cleared and only base-paved.  It will be line striped in the next week with the intent of the permanent finished paving to be done in early Spring. The rear memory…

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Expansion Update – Week of December 18th

Paving of the small parking lot between the Hickman Building and the Anna T. Jeanes Building was completed last week. The rear parking lot off Marshall St. will be paved over the next week. Tremendous amount of work is being done every day on the inside of the building: carpet…

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The Magic of a Good Night’s Sleep

by Pamela Leland, Executive Director True or False:  People need less sleep as they get older. False! Older adults need the same amount of sleep recommended for any adult – 7.5 to 9 hours per night. Given this, how did the “fact” that older people need less sleep become so…

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Expansion Update – Week of December 11th

Exterior work on the building continues including landscaping, sod, paver at the entrance drive. Over the next few weeks the rest of the site will be stabilized for the Winter. The balance of the landscaping and grass will be completed in the Spring.  Paving of the two parking lots started…

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Expansion Update – Week of December 4th

Exterior work continues with grading around the building, prepping the parking lot between the new and existing Hickman building and finishing the new sidewalks.  The rear Marshall Street parking lot is being cleared of construction storage so the paving work can be done over the next few weeks.  The new…

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Fraud Prevention for Seniors

Contributed by Colleen O’Neill, CPA, Chief Financial Officer at The Hickman While seniors make up 11 percent of the population, they represent 30 percent of consumer fraud cases and 50 percent of telephone fraud. The reason for their susceptibility to fraud is due to several factors: A lack of comfort…

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