BIRCH HILL ASSISTED LIVING RECEIVES READER”S CHOICE AWARD!

The Union Leader newspaper awarded The Manor at Birch Hill Assisted Living The Reader’s Choice Award.

Ballots were printed in the NH Sunday Newspapers from May to June.  They also had online voting during that time period on unionleader.com.

More than 1,800 voters cast 34,054 printed and online votes to choose their favorite businesses in 150 categories.

Congratulations to The Manor for being our Gold Winner for Best Assisted Living Facility!

 

BIRCH HILL EXPANSION OF THE FITNESS CENTER AND ACTIVITY ROOM HAS BEGUN!

With the apartment renovation completed, ground has broken on the five thousand foot expansion of a brand new Fitness Center, Multipurpose Activity Room and Living Room / Nook areas.The construction is taking place right outside the former Nook / Living Room entrance, near Wing C. In addition, no parking spaces will be lost in this renovation.

WHAT WILL THE EXTERIOR LOOK LIKE WHEN IT’S DONE?

 
Want to see the project for yourself?  Call 603-836-2302 for a tour today.

RENOVATION PROJECT NEWS!

Our Renovations Are Currently Underway!

Since Birch Hill announced the affiliation with The RiverWoods Group, and subsequent $9 million investment in the campus, the Renovation Project includes completely redesigned apartment homes, an expanded 5,000 square foot fitness center and multipurpose room, dining venues, living room/nook and hallways. Below are architectural renderings of what the new spaces are going to look like:

Would you like a tour?

Please contact Kelly Price, or call 603-836-2302 today!

For more, go to:  Renovation Project 

If you haven’t seen Birch Hill lately, you haven’t seen Birch Hill!

ANNUAL DERBY DAY AT BIRCH HILL BENEFITS THE BENEVOLENT FUND

Residents always have a lot of fun at the annual Birch Hill Derby which was held on Saturday, May 6, Derby Day! Everyone enjoyed betting on the live race, 2 pre-recorded races, participating in the Derby trivia contest and fancy hat contest. Gifts were awarded to the winners of the contests and proceeds from The Derby benefit the Benevolent Fund.

From top L-R: Laurette Pow wins fancy hat contest gift basket, Glenn and Marjorie Allen, Bud Gates gives the closing address, Julie Stanton Social Events Coord.,MCs, Betsy Shultis, Ellie Freedman, Carrye Schenk and Bea Charewicz, Laurette Pow, Fran Wiggin and Gloria Schmidtchen.

BIRCH HILL VOLUNTEERS!

There are endless opportunities to volunteer right at Birch Hill and in the greater Manchester community!
Recently, Birch Hill Dining prepared a hot meal along with bread and dessert for the Salvation Army Kids’ Cafe. Birch Hill residents and staff members had a great time serving and visiting with over 80 kids. Currently, The Kids’ Cafe operates 4 nights a week, 48 weeks a year and the average attendance is close to 116 children per night.
Birch Hill has been involved with this program for over 10 years.
Participating staff: Dining GM, Kerry Olson and her children, Kyle & Marissa, Asst. Dir. Dining, Rob Deoleo, Cook, Steve Chandler and Michael Lemery, shuttle driver. Resident volunteers: Priscilla Papp, Sylvia Broady, Edna Snow, Claire Stepnitz and Bill Foss. For more Salvation Army Kids Cafe

 

Mr. and Mrs. Rogers Receive the Spirit of NH Volunteer Award!

The Spirit of NH Awards -VOLUNTEERS- honors individuals, groups, nonprofits, educational institutions, and businesses from across NH who go above and beyond the call to serve. Residents, Ed and Am Rogers, were honored this year on Nov. 1, in Concord, NH.
Mr. and Mrs. Rogers resided in the New Hampshire town of Harrisville for many years, during which time they were both heavily involved in the Volunteer Fire Department, actively participating in actual firefighting as well as fire prevention training.  Knowing them, it is highly probable that they participated in many other activities as well.  Upon retirement they moved into the Hillcrest Terrace Retirement Community (now known as Birch Hill) where they immediately involved themselves into a variety of volunteer activities.  While I can no longer cite them in chronological order, they included, but are not necessarily limited to such things as taking over the very popular indoor golf tournament and making it into an art form, as well as expanding it to as many as four annual tournaments, each with a different format. They ran those tournaments for more than 10 years. Additionally, they ran the weekly putting contest, again occasionally changing the format and calculating the handicaps. Also for many years. They took over the management of the Friday night social held at the “Coop.” This involved stocking the bar, arranging for resident volunteer bartenders, clean-up crews, etc. This they also ran for probably 12 years or so of their entire 15 years of residency. Additionally, they also arranged for special events in the “Coop,” such as New Year’s Eve parties, birthdays, holidays and the like. Both Ed and Am served as members of the Resident Council at various times. Ed volunteered to staff the “Country Store,” a place where residents can buy gifts and basic food items. Am volunteered to help staff the In-House TV station. Additionally, she was often the pianist for special events such as Memorial Services, Holiday observances, or for anything else for which she may be asked. She could often be heard playing just for fun and for the listening pleasure of anyone who happened to be in the area. In the entire history of Birch Hill Retirement Community, it is doubtful to me that there has been anyone who has contributed more to the quality of life of the residents, than Ed and Am Rogers. They are richly deserving of any recognition that one can think of.

A Big Congrats and a Special Thank You to Ed and Am!

See the coverage on WMUR TV

A WONDERFUL REVIEW OF BIRCH HILL

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In the September 20, 2016 Issue of the Union Leader, the children of Birch Hill residents, Mr. & Mrs. Walter, wrote a heartfelt letter to the Editor about our community.

Hats off to Birch Hill

To the Editor: Our sense is that the New Hampshire Union Leader normally receives letters that have a problem or complaint. This letter is different. With an aging population, we are pleased to report that our parents continue to receive truly outstanding care at Manchester’s own Birch Hill.

From the clean facilities to the professional staff, we could not be more pleased with the loving care that our parents receive. As an “age in place” facility, activities are tailored and numerous to keep the most challenged or independent resident busy. The food is outstanding with multiple options. Forgetfulness, confusion, mistakes and moodiness are continually met with a smile and a warm heart.

Even during difficult financial discussions, the leadership team lead by Mr. Gary Zabierek continued to keep the care of our parents as the top priority. While it continues to be hard to see our parents age, we sleep much better each night knowing they are at Birch Hill. Manchester should be proud of one of its own!

CINDY AND RICK McLAUGHLIN
Lexington Avenue

Manchester

CHIP AND KIM WALTER
Damascus, Maryland