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Stay informed about what’s happening in your community, Columbia Cottage Wyomissing. Check back often for updates and news about social events, important updates, and news items. We will keep the most current 3-5 posts available to view online.

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Family of the Month – Margaret “Peg” Duffy

October 30, 2018

My name is Margaret Duffy, I like to be called “Peg”. I was born in Philadelphia, PA. Around the age of 13, we moved to New York because of my father’s job. I attended and graduated from Queen of Rosary Academy in Amityville, Long Island, New York in 1954. Soon after graduating, we moved back to Philadelphia.

I met my husband Joe Tulencik while working at Frankford Arsenal of Philadelphia. We married in 1960 at St. Matthews Church of Philadelphia and honeymooned in Florida. My husband worked for the government until his retirement. We have four children: Meg, Joe (deceased), Kathy, and Michael, and two grand-children who are twins: Corey and Caela.

I worked in the healthcare industry at Horsham Clinic in Ambler, PA, as well as Lower Bucks Hospital and Warminster Hospital.

I enjoyed traveling, especially on cruises to such places as the Virgin Islands, Cuba, and Bermuda to name a few.

I enjoy living at the Cottage because of the people and the excellent care I receive.

November Cottage Star – Sarah Radatti

October 30, 2018

My name is Sarah Radatti and I have worked at the cottage in Wyomissing since 2015 as a Homemaker. I am 24 years old and I attended Exeter High School. I have a four-year-old daughter named Violet Rose. I have an older brother and sister.

When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family and doing arts and crafts with my daughter. We enjoy going to our cabin in the Poconos. We swim at the lake, and hike for exercise.

When I am at the cottage I enjoy making the residents smile and laugh. I have always had a passion for helping people and I love working at Columbia Cottage with my co-workers and residents.

Resident Christmas Party

October 8, 2018

Our yearly Christmas party will be held on December 3rd from 5pm-7pm. Each apartment will be allowed 3 guests. Please RSVP by November 19. We will be sending the Cottage van back and forth from the back of Giant parking lot. Please call the Cottage if you need transport.

Do You Know Your Resident Wellness Director?

January 4, 2018

As part of our care for you, Columbia Cottage provides Resident Wellness Directors who are focused on ensuring you are getting the right care for your well-being. Our Resident Wellness Directors are chosen based on their skills in supervision, training, assessment and care management skills. Plus, they need to have all-around good people skills.

This month, we’re highlighting Belinda Eyrich, your second shift Resident Wellness Director. Belinda has been working at Columbia Cottage since October – you’ve probably seen her around!

Belinda has lived in Berks County her whole life. She graduated nursing school at 18 years old and started working at Community General Hospital. She then started working with seniors.

Belinda has two boys and four cats. Her mission is to make a lot of people here at the Cottage smile.

Christmas Holiday Success

December 14, 2017

We’ve had a great time celebrating the holidays here at Columbia Cottage. On 12/6/17 our staff celebrated the holidays by enjoying a lovely turkey dinner with all the trimmings. After dinner, they held a Chinese auction to win prizes made by or donated by some of our outside vendors. We are especially thankful to all who donated to our auction, including Healthcalls, Rehab 1, Caring Hospice and The Medicine Shoppe. We are also thankful to our residents who contributed to the employee fund. Our staff appreciate your generosity and your kind heart in giving.

We are also had a wonderful time celebrating with all of our residents and some of their family members at our Annual Christmas Party on November 30. We enjoyed sharing a meal of savory meats, delicious sides, and of course, a wide assortment of desserts.

We will continue to enjoy holiday-themed activities with you throughout December, including caroling, playing holiday trivia, and watching Christmas movies. Check out the activity calendar for all of the details.

Upcoming Event – Annual Christmas Party

November 5, 2017

Well, here we are again! The Holidays are fast approaching, and the weather is crisp and well on its way to freezing. Can it possibly be time to celebrate Christmas again?

YES! We will be hosting our Annual Christmas Party on November 30, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. We’re planning on a delicious spread of meats, sides, and plenty of delectable desserts.

As always, your family is welcome to attend this event, but seating (and parking) is limited. We ask that you limit your guests to 4, maximum. Parking will fill up fast, but guests can park in the back of the Giant parking lot. The Cottage van will shuttle visitors from the Giant lot between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.

Please RSVP by November 17 with your plans for attendance.