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Farm Animal Day

April 29, 2024 - April 10 was National Farm Animal Day.  Wendy decided it would be fun to celebrate this day by making farm… ...

Creature Feature

April 29, 2024 - Creatures Great and Small once again came with their animals to entertain our residents.  Naomi Nell enjoyed holding the soft… ...

Spring into May: A Season of Bloom and Celebration

April 29, 2024 - Dear Residents, As we fully embrace the heart of spring this May, let's take a moment to appreciate the beauty… ...

Lucille Carr’s 99th Birthday

April 9, 2024 - On February 27, we celebrated Lucille Carr’s 99th Birthday Lucille was born February 27, 1925, in Hazelton, PA, to Howard… ...

Old Wives Tales Origins

April 9, 2024 - Step on a crack and you'll break your Mother's back This rhyme is believed to have originated in England in… ...

Maintenance Corner

April 9, 2024 - Mike from our Maintenance department would like to remind all families to please not use extension cords unless they are… ...

Celebrating Together

April 9, 2024 - We had a large group gathering, enjoying some wine, cheese, and good cheer. ...

Baking Bliss

April 9, 2024 - Our little bakers are hard at work making cinnamon rolls. ...

Artistic Delights

April 9, 2024 - Residents enjoy painting ceramic hearts and Valentine's gnomes. ...

Party Pigs Visit

January 30, 2024 - Willow and Perry From Tree Family Party Pigs came for another fun visit in December.  Willow is the cutie in… ...

Leap Year Facts

January 30, 2024 - Leap year only comes around every four years. Without leap years, every four years, the calendar wouldn’t run as well… ...

Message from the President… Pursue Passion

January 30, 2024 - What is your passion?  What makes you so excited and filled with joy and life that you can hardy keep… ...

Crafts!

January 4, 2024 - Dec 9 was Gingerbread House Day. Dottie and Thelma showing off their Gingerbread “bird house” We had a big group… ...

Doorway Delights

January 4, 2024 - It is an annual tradition that the residents and their families decorate their doors for Christmas. They start on Dec… ...

Message from the President… January 2024

January 4, 2024 - Taking Control Many of us seek out the opportunity to step in and take control of a particular situation or… ...

Pumpkin Palooza: Spooktacular Staff Contest Unveils Gourd-geous Creations!

November 30, 2023 - 1st place Jen Flemion- Cinderella Coach 2nd place  Christina Bernal- Sugar Skull 3rd place   Leanne Reed- Baby in the Pumpkin ...

June 14 Flag Day

June 9, 2023 - Do you know why we celebrate Flag Day and how it came about? After the flag's creation, several people in… ...

Father’s Day Facts: Father’s Day is June 18

June 9, 2023 - Father's Day was invented by American Mrs. Sonora Smart Dodd, who wanted to honor her father. He was a veteran… ...

Love Is

March 1, 2023 - Poet: Kate Summers ©2016 What does love mean on this Valentines day Love is doing more for another than for… ...

About Limericks

March 1, 2023 - It is believed that limericks date back to the 14th century and originated in the Irish town of Limerick. The… ...

What’s your Leprechaun Name

March 1, 2023 - LAST LETTER OF YOUR FIRST NAME: A=Sprinkles          J=Clumsy             S=Goldie B=Daffodil            K=Thunderous   T=Peevish C=Fightin              L=Tater                U=Fearsome D=bunyon             M=Bleary            V=Potsy E=Warty               N=Greenie          … ...

The Year of Rabbit

January 2, 2023 - Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is a 15-day festival that begins on January 22. Celebrations can last up… ...

Hanover’s New Resident Wellness Director

January 2, 2023 - Columbia Cottage Team would like to Welcome our new  2nd shift Wellness Director, Jessie Ohler. Please give her a warm… ...

Yarn Trees

January 2, 2023 - Our crafty residents enjoyed making yarn trees for the Holidays. ...

Christmas Bazaar

January 2, 2023 - We want to thank all vendors, families, and residents for making our Christmas Bazaar a wonderful event.  There was so… ...

Trick or Treat

December 8, 2022 - The Cottage hosted trick-or-treat for families and employees. We even had some four-legged trick-or-treaters that did tricks for their treats. ...
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The Story Of Virginia O’Hanlon

December 8, 2022 - As we enter another Christmas season, children worldwide will be asking an age-old question that has challenged parents and grandparents… ...

Happy Birthday Navy

October 28, 2022 - October 13th is the Navy’s birthday, so we celebrated with our “Drunken Sailor Tattoo Parlour.” What will we do with… ...

Columbia Cottage Hanover Veterans

October 28, 2022 - Thank you for your service to our country. Your bravery, sacrifice, and strength do not go unnoticed, and we will… ...

In Flanders Fields

October 28, 2022 - In Flanders Fields, the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The… ...

Apple Cider Day

September 30, 2022 - September 1 was Apple Cider Day. The resident decided to make a batch of Apple cider cookies to celebrate. Apple… ...

Halloween

September 30, 2022 - What do you call the spooky season? Some might say "All Hallows Eve" or "All Saints Day," but most call… ...

Hunter’s Moon

September 30, 2022 - On October 9, look for the full moon, Hunter's Moon. This moon is named because as Native Americans prepared for… ...

Message from the President (October 2022)

September 30, 2022 - We live in an overstimulated society, where busy schedules lead to lack of connection, where many people go through life… ...

Jammin Joe is in the House!!!

August 30, 2022 - Residents made a lot of noise playing different kinds of drums, maracas, and tambourines.  We didn’t know we had such… ...

National Cupcake Day

August 30, 2022 - For national make your own cupcake day, Residents enjoyed making sunflower cupcakes. ...

This is our Guy!

July 29, 2022 - Guy Brown is being honored by Homeland Hospice for his military service.  We all salute Guy and thank him for… ...

Golf Grand Slam

July 29, 2022 - Our residents enjoying playing the mini golf game. This is one of their favorite activities that we play.  As you… ...

New Columbia Cottage Team Alert

July 29, 2022 - Let's all give a big Cottage welcome to Sarah Plummer, our new 2nd shift resident wellness director.  Sarah attended York… ...

August is Peach Month

July 29, 2022 - Peachy Facts Peaches are the third most popular fruit grown in America. United States provides about 25% of the world's… ...

Message from the President… Make a Difference

July 29, 2022 - Dreams are quite complex, aren’t they? The other morning, I awoke from a deep sleep and remembered sitting by a… ...

Coloring

July 1, 2022 - We added this 6-foot coloring poster to the wall in our staff break room. Coloring is an excellent way for… ...

Aldinger Farms

July 1, 2022 - On May 25, Columbia Cottage staff and residents had two special guests come to see us. Aldinger Farms brought us… ...
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Homemaker of the Year – Phyllis Miller

July 29, 2019 - The Homemaker of the Year is an individual that shows commitment to providing exemplary service to Columbia Cottage residents. This… ...

Holiday Greetings

December 27, 2018 - The Holidays generally are a time of year of celebration and joy, as well as one of reflection as we… ...

Resident of the Month – Joan Beard

December 27, 2018 - Joan was born January 22, 1943, to Madge and Edward Workley, in Baltimore, MD. She has two siblings, one brother… ...

Cottage Star – Anne Shelleman

December 27, 2018 - We would like to announce that after 11 years of employment at Columbia Cottage, Anne Shelleman has decided to retire.… ...

Important Dates to Remember

October 30, 2018 - November 11th at 3:00PM Veterans ceremony - Family welcome November 17th at 6:00PM Christmas Bazaar - Open to the Public… ...

Christmas Bazaar

October 30, 2018 - Family and Friends - please join us on November 17th for our Christmas Bazaar. This event is open to the… ...

Resident of the Month – Betty Reichart

October 30, 2018 - The family of the month for November is Betty Reichart. Betty was born in January of 1922 in Adams County… ...

November Cottage Star – Alyssa Kehr

October 30, 2018 - Hi, my name is Alyssa Kehr. I feel that working at Columbia Cottage has been a rewarding and amazing experience.… ...

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… ...

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… ...

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… ...

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… ...
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