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Local Business Supports Our Annual Giving Campaign

Milling Around in Newcastle recently sold several donated pieces by local artist Jake Day, which had been on display in their shop. The anonymous donor of the collection is gifting the proceeds of the sales to The Lincoln Home’s “HELP US HELP OTHERS: A TIME OF GIVING” campaign. There are two remaining pieces for sale at Milling Around (www.woodenbobbins.com): a Jake Day painting and a wood carving. The donor plans to gift additional proceeds to The Lincoln Home. The painting is a Jake Day original entitled “The Sleeping Hunter” given by the artist to Bentley Glidden, a member of Jake’s Rangers, which in Jake’s humorous style depicts “Bent” snoozing in the woods while a deer passes by. Jake Day’s creative dioramas will be on display in the windows of Milling Around and Damariscotta Region Chamber of Commerce for the holiday season as part of Villages of Light and are best enjoyed after dark when the magical scenes truly come to life. 
 
The Lincoln Home is one of the last freestanding, not-for-profit senior care communities in Maine, and receives no federal or state dollars.  Contributions to the Resident Financial Assistance Fund allow The Lincoln Home to provide over $200,000 per year in financial assistance to residents who have exhausted their own resources, so they may remain in the place they love and call home. Because of the Pandemic, The Lincoln Home’s annual fundraising event, Lobster & More, was cancelled. This year, support from community members and businesses is needed more than ever to help The Lincoln Home remain the extraordinary place that it has been in our community for 97 years. Tax-deductible donations can be made at www.lincoln-home.org on the “HELP US HELP OTHERS” page, or by mail to 22 River Road, Newcastle. One hundred percent of all donations received are used for the direct benefit of residents.

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Help Us Help Others: A Time of Giving

Above and Beyond.

These sentiments have been the cornerstone of the Lincoln Home culture for years. Associates, residents, and family members continue to say this is what sets our extraordinary community apart, the special elements that make Lincoln Home sparkle as a real community gem.

During this unprecedented year, amidst constant need to adapt, both our associates and our residents have gone above and beyond. With strength and resilience, diligence and compassion, stronger bonds have been created within our unique family.

Caregivers went the extra mile to keep residents at Lincoln Home and Harbor View Cottage safe, healthy, and nurtured. Extra thought and care went into coordinating special events that could be safely shared while organizing protected visits with loved ones were a priority. Special meals and room service were orchestrated by our talented Culinary Team, and particular cleanliness and safety measures continue to be performed by our housekeeping and maintenance staff. We are proud of the outcome.

The Lincoln Home is the one of the last free-standing, not-for-profit senior care communities in Maine, and receives no federal or state dollars. Your contribution to the Resident Financial Assistance Fund allows us to provide over $200,000 per year in financial assistance to residents who have exhausted their resources, so they may remain in this place they love and call home.

Because of the Pandemic, our annual fundraising event, Lobster & More, was cancelled. This year your support is needed more than ever to help Lincoln Home remain the extraordinary place in our community that it has been for 97 years and counting.

100% of your tax-deductible donation is used for the direct benefit of residents.

Our ask is for your generosity to Help Us Help Others.

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Thank you for your consideration,

Lorrie Winslow, Executive Director

 

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Drucilla Day Beal, RN Joins Lincoln Home as Director of Nursing

Born in Damariscotta, Drucilla Day Beal felt like she was coming home when she accepted her new position as Director of Nursing at The Lincoln Home. Passionate about making a difference in people’s lives, she changed career paths, and earned her degree in Nursing in 2003. For thirteen years, Drucilla worked at Midcoast hospital, then moved to Midcoast Senior Health Center for the last five years. She loves interacting with seniors, helping them lead their best lives, as well as being an advocate when needed. Her choice of The Lincoln Home was an easy one, beautiful surroundings , and the small, intimate environment has the feeling of family, both with the residents and other members of the staff.

Drucilla’s roots run deep in this area. Her grandfather was the noted artist, Maurice Jake Day. Last week during a resident art show, Drucilla shared some of Jake Day’s drawings and prints with the residents, as well as some of her own colorful creations in yarn. She and her husband live on a farm in Woolwich with a llama, horse, chickens and alpacas.

Drucilla can be reached at 207-563-3350 or drucilla@lincoln-home.org. To learn more about Lincoln Home, please follow us on Facebook or on our website, www.lincoln-home.org.

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Residents and Staff Share Their Art and Creativity

Lincoln Home residents and staff celebrated each other’s creativity and stories this week during an Art Celebration in the living room. The gathering opened the door to stories ranging from past careers in the art field to current projects that have been created while at Lincoln Home. Media displayed ranged from watercolor, acrylic, pastels, colored pencil, needlepoint, quilting, knitting, collage, pen and ink, photography and sculpture. Two residents, Gina Rose Halpern and Sally Hough, are graduates of Rhode Island School of Design, and shared a sampling of art created in their careers, as well as current projects they are working on. Katherine Colby,another resident, has had numerous pieces exhibited at the Farnsworth Museum, and exhibited a larger than life size sculpture of a “skirt” that she fashioned. Our new Director of Nursing, Drucilla Day Beal, displayed her colorful yarn creations, and shared some pieces from her grandfather, Jake Day’s, collection. The show, organized by Kacie Gallant, Director of Community Life, was a catalyst to learning more about the many talented people who live and work at Lincoln Home. It is a reminder how important it is to utilize our creative talents, no matter what the medium, and to share that inspiration with others.

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Fall Fair Day

Celebrating the last of the beautiful fall days, Lincoln Home residents had fun at an outdoor “Fall Fair,” complete with fresh lemonade, cotton candy and fried dough. A picnic lunch of sausage rolls and tacos was followed by trying their luck at several games. The favorite by far was a dart throwing contest to pop a balloon. Every resident got to give it a go and pick the prize of their choice. It’s wonderful to hear their laughter and see their joy spurring each other on in good natured fun. Last week, residents enjoyed a festive Oktoberfest luncheon in the dining room and shared a wine and cheese party in the living room. Keep up to date with our fun activities by following us on Facebook.

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We Welcome New Executive Director, Lorrie Winslow

After a careful and thorough search, the Board of Directors of Lincoln Home have chosen Lorrie Winslow to be the new Executive Director. Lorrie brings fifteen years experience overseeing the operations of residential and rehabilitation settings in Maine and New Hampshire. A Maine native, Lorrie grew up in Waterboro, worked, and raised her two children in southern Maine. Her roots run deep, coming from ten generations of strong, Maine women. Because of her background, she is devoted to embracing the integrity of Maine principles: supporting community, giving back and promoting local businesses. Having worked in both for profit and non profit businesses, she is happy to be back in a not for profit setting because of this connection to community.

After meeting with the Board, Lorrie was very impressed with their commitment to the mission of Lincoln Home and it’s long standing history of providing quality care for 93 years. She was inspired by the pledge to provide a vibrant way of life to seniors, and the Lincoln Home’s long standing relationship with the Midcoast community. Lorrie cited the community efforts expended for the success of the annual Lobster & More fundraising events. All proceeds support the Residents’ Assistance Fund established for residents who have outlived their resources to remain at Lincoln Home. She hopes to provide more fun events to engage the public and collaborate with local talent.

Lorrie looks forward to building on the strengths and solid foundation of Lincoln Home by connecting with and giving back to the villages of Newcastle and Damariscotta. Her philosophy is to foster independence and provide opportunities for seniors to experience a new, enhanced chapter in living. She looks forward to connecting with local businesses to explore options on ways to promote all the Midcoast lifestyle has to offer.

Lorrie and her husband, David Hurd, have moved to Bath for the winter, giving them time to explore the Midcoast prior to settling permanently. They love to kayak, cook, dine out, shop and support local.

The Lincoln Home offers independent and assisted living choices, memory care at Harbor View Cottage, or assistance at home through One2One Care. Located on the Damariscotta River, at 22 River Road, Newcastle, this small, independent community is currently home to 39 residents and staffed by over 70. Learn more about this community on Facebook, Instagram or Linked In. Lorrie can be reached at 207-563-3350 or by email, lorrie@lincoln-home.org.

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Lincoln Home Honors Retiring Director, Lynn Norgang, RN

Residents and staff of Lincoln Home gathered for an ice cream social to honor Executive Director Lynn Norgang’s 23 years of leadership. The Lincoln Home has grown in many ways during Lynn’s tenure. In 2002, a new wing was added for assisted living apartments, common living and dining areas, all positioned to enjoy the views of Damariscotta River. The original Bryant Homestead was completely renovated to provide four independent apartments. As needs of seniors evolved, the choice to offer a complete continuum of care brought the addition of Harbor View Cottage Memory Care across the street and One2One Home Care, for those who wished to stay at home. Next, renovations to increase apartment size and add kitchenettes allowed residents more options in individualized, senior living. Since 1925, the Lincoln Home has been a not for profit, stand alone community, deeply rooted in the heart of Lincoln county. Under Lynn’s and the Board of Director’s leadership, the Lincoln Home is living evidence of what can be accomplished through dedication and a collaborative community effort. Fundraising efforts have evolved over the years from the Founder’s Day Auction to the annual Lobster & More event. A Residents’ Assistance Fund was established to enable residents who have outlived their resources to remain at Lincoln Home. Lynn provided a unique form of leadership as both a nurse and a director. Her philosophy was rooted in providing person-centered care and joyful and abundant living each and every day. Lincoln Home’s distinctive approach to resident care has been based on the Best Friends Philosophy for many years. In 2019, Lynn became a certified trainer in the Best Friend’s Approach to Caregiving, and personally trained the entire staff of seventy plus employees at Harbor View Cottage and Lincoln Home. This compassionate approach to care is based on building relationships based on friendship, empathy, support and individual strengths and abilities. As a direct result of this philosophy, the staff feels like family to one another and to the residents. This was especially prevalent during the initial months of COVID-19. Many residents spoke of their gratitude for the level of care, safety and kindness they received during a time when they were unable to see their family members. Staff members shared how much they always felt appreciated and respected by Lynn. The Board of Directors honored Lynn with a granite bench at the entrance of Lincoln Home, with the inscription, “Honoring 23 Years of Leadership Providing Joyful and Abundant Living at Lincoln Home.” Lynn made a difference in the lives of others, each and every day. She will be missed by the many people she touched; staff, residents, families and members of the community.

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A Week of Celebrations

In honor of National Assisted Living week, Lincoln Home celebrated residents and staff with a number of fun, outdoor activities. With a lovely view of the Damariscotta River in the background, Randy Lindsey entertained residents with classical guitar and old time favorites Monday afternoon. Tuesday was a delicious outdoor lobster bake for both residents and staff, with the talented Orville Lee providing music. His upbeat, lively tunes had residents and staff dancing together in the parking lot. A mobile wood-fired pizza lunch was next provided by Blazing Tomato, again with Orville serenading in the background. Chef Julie Adams, with her fun dance moves, got more residents joining in for the fun. Sadie, Stone Cove Catering’s Airstream Bar Car paid a visit providing individual appetizer plates and shared stories about the different wine offerings. Host Todd had residents laughing with his history of how Sadie “came to life” stories. Harpist, Barbara Wright, played lovely music in the background. Spending time outdoors in the September sunshine, with festive food and music, camaraderie and laughter was a delightful way to wrap up summer. The week long party was a fitting way to honor and celebrate the family of caregivers and residents at Lincoln home.

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Residents Enjoy an Outdoor Picnic

Residents gathered in the backyard at the home of Lincoln Home’s Executive Director, Lynn Norgang. Greeted by yellow lab, Camden, The Lincoln Home bus arrived with several residents, caregivers, colorful chairs, tents, and equipment to make sure everyone’s needs would be met. A few of the residents were excited to drive their own cars for the first time in a number of months.
Beautiful fields, flower gardens and a gorgeous summer day made a perfect backdrop for a lovely picnic of lobster rolls, potato salad, lemonade, fresh peaches, homemade blueberry cake and ice cream.  Lynn’s husband, Tom, a beekeeper, shared some fun facts and stories about his bees.  The residents had fun tasting the difference between creamed honey and liquid honey. Everyone was enthusiastic to be outside enjoying a lovely summer excursion. As always, the staff went above and beyond to make the outing safe, and fun for all.

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Residents Make Cards for Students at Jefferson Village School

Earlier this summer, Jefferson Village School music teacher, Molly Winchebach contacted the Lincoln Home to see if it would be okay if her summer students could make cards to send to the residents. Especially during this time of limited contact, the residents were thrilled to receive the notes and creative artwork from the children. Last week, the residents had fun making cards to send back. During the process the residents discussed what it was like back in their day when they were in school. They shared memories of going bowling, to the movies, square dancing, and making homemade crafts. The residents talked about how they hoped the beautiful cards they made would brighten the children’s day. It was such a wonderful way to bring two generations together, bringing joy to each.

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