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Every year that passes by is a year to be celebrated—for people, couples, businesses and communities.
On Sunday, Sept. 16, Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living will be celebrating their 12-year anniversary.
The celebration, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will consist of outdoor entertainment, a flea market and craft sale, as well as a dessert contest. Employees that have been with Chestnut Knoll for more than 10 years will be recognized for their hard work and dedication. Staff, residents, and community members will also celebrate the facility’s fundraising of nearly $100 thousand for the Alzheimer’s Association.
When an anniversary approaches, there seems to be no better or more appropriate time to reflect the past year.
In late November, two individuals exchanged their wedding vows in front of guests, residents, and staff. Johanna Sierocinski and George Barnes, both Boyertown residents, married on Nov. 25 at Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living. The wedding was complete with flowers, a cake, and a harpist. Eleanor Ream, Sierocinski’s mother and longtime Boyertown resident, suggested holding the ceremony at the retirement community to share sure a joyful moment with the residents.
Around the holidays, Chestnut Knoll participated in the Ninth Annual Holiday Open House Town Tour. Refreshments were available for visitors who stopped in to view their yuletide decor and there was an opportunity to win a gift card from a local store.
On Valentine’s Day, Jake (deceased) and Ginny Long celebrated their 69th wedding anniversary alongside their friends and family with the residents and staff at Chestnut Knoll. Chestnut Knoll was chosen by their granddaughter, Jill Miller, because the facility is able to provide separate needs for each individual while allowing them to remain together.
Kathy Flicker, one of the several employees who have not missed a single day of work for the past 10 years, was honored for her hard work and commitment on May 29 with a surprise trip to Disney World. Chestnut Knoll surprised Flicker after one of her shifts with this exciting trip for her family. The trip included five days, four nights in Disney World in Sept.
Recently, in July, Chestnut Knoll hosted their annual volunteer appreciation breakfast. The event honored more than 100 volunteers who have donated their time and efforts to enhance to quality of life for residents of the retirement community.
Since 2000, numerous exciting events and accomplishments have taken place, exposing residents to a variety of entertainment and experiences. The facility, with its 120 full-time and part-time employees, provides 99 residents with assisted-living services and 100 home clients in the counties of Berks, Montgomery, and Chester.
Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living is located at 120 W. Fifth St., Boyertown.