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Our community at Columbia Cottage Hanover is thriving, and daily life includes things like new activities, new neighbors, and new social events. Stay in the know by checking this page for updates and community news. We will keep the most current 3-5 posts available to view online.

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Holiday Party – Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2018

Join us on February 13th at 1:00 p.m. for a Valentine’s Day Celebration! Local radio station Froggy 107.7 will be providing entertainment and lots of fun. And of course, what is Valentine’s Day without some sweet treats and snacks? Your family is welcome to join the fun, but they or you should let us know who is planning to attend.

After the party, at 3:00, we will also be having a Valentine’s Craft time. If you cannot make it on the 13th, you can join us February 14th at 3:00 for a second Valentine Craft session.

Cottage Star – Jessie Marsh

February 1, 2018

Jessie Marsh has worked at Columbia Cottage for over a year, but you might remember her from six years ago when she also worked at our Cottage. Jessie took time off to stay at home with her kids. She is back in action now, and truly loves her job. She lives in Spring Grove and enjoys spending her free time with her family. She enjoys riding bikes, playing ball outside, and going to the park with her kids.

2017 Reflections and 10-Year Celebrations

January 25, 2018

We had a great year in 2017 with many exciting events and celebrations enjoyed as a Cottage Family. Throughout the year, we have welcomed many new faces as members to our Cottage, not only as Team members, but our Families, too.

We have celebrated many holidays together over the year, including our Valentine’s Day Party (with our photo booth), St. Patty’s Day (with some great Limericks), and Easter (with a visit from the Easter Bunny). We also celebrated our 10 Year Anniversary with our Cottage Families, staff and Community. Way to go!

Having wound down 2017 with our Christmas Party for our residents and their loved ones, we look forward to what the new year will bring. Thank you to all the Residents and Staff that made 2017 a success. We are looking forward to an even better 2018!

Family of the Month

January 4, 2018

Betty Driscoll might have born as “Freda” in 1930 in Bermuda, but friends and family know her better today as Betty. Betty had two sisters and one brother. While she was a typist out of high school, she was also considered a top swimmer for Bermuda between the ages 8 and 17. Her favorite stroke was the overhand.

Every Friday and Saturday night, Betty and two of her best friends attended dances at the local military base. That is where Betty met her first Husband, a soldier in the American Air Force. She moved to PA with her husband and had six children: three boys and three girls. Once Betty earned her citizenship, she worked at a restaurant.

Betty loves people and socializing with others. Some of her favorite hobbies include crosswords, swimming, golfing and dancing. But her favorite memories are of those weekend dances at the military base with her two best friends.