The Lincoln Home hosted a thank you party Thursday evening to say thank you to the many friends and supporters who volunteer their time, talent and resources to make the Lincoln Home the vibrant living community it is. Residents enjoyed intermingling with people from the community, delicious food, and lovely harp music by Virginia “Suki” Flanagan.
The Lincoln Home is a not for profit home, deeply rooted in the heart of this community, and grateful for the support from so many. Your gift is our future; the fundraising activities that we host support a Financial Assistance Fund for residents who have outlived their financial resources.
Alisa Grieson, CNA/CRMA, at The Lincoln Home received an Excellence in Long Term Care Award from Maine Health Care Assoc. (MHCA) at the Blaine House in Augusta on September 16. The Award recognizes employees statewide who have consistently exemplified a commendable level of caregiving, dedication, and professionalism in caring for their residents/consumers. The Award honors caregivers who make a significant positive difference in the lives of residents.
Alisa is a valued CNA/CRMA at The Lincoln Home who is very supportive to her peers and supervisors. Her peers look to her for answers to questions and see her as a role model. As a provider of exceptional care, Alisa he gets to know each resident and meets them where they are. She is the kind of nurse who sees what someone needs and makes sure she gets it done. One resident came back from the hospital and told Alisa, “You know what you all do here and they don’t do there? You all give care with love and kindness.”
One resident’s family member shares her story of Alisa, “On a personal note, one phone call that I will never forget epitomizes Alisa’s personality and the entire culture at Lincoln Home. We were driving my 97-year -old mother-in-law from Cape Cod to The Lincoln Home. It was a long and stressful ride and I called to say we would be much later than I hoped to arrive. Alisa answered the call, with, “How can we make this better for you? What can we do to help?” Since the day she moved in, Alisa has gone above and beyond, meeting her needs with kindness and compassion.”
At the Lincoln Home, we are proud to have Alisa, who is extremely deserving of this award, as part of our caregiving family.
A HUGE THANK YOU from The Lincoln Home…To Our Board of Directors, Volunteers, Staff, Artists, Musicians and Community Members Who Made Our 4th Annual Lobster & More Fundraiser Such a Smashing Success! And a big shout out of gratitude to our business sponsors: Camden Wealth Management, Allen Agency, Bath Savings, Bruce Bachelder, CPA, William Brewer, Accountant, Cheney Insurance, Colby and Gale, Inc., Community Shellfish, Damariscotta Bank & Trust, Damariscotta Hardware, Mark Doe/Louis Doe Hardware, Doyle & Nelson, Attorneys, Jon Farnham Lobsters, First Federal Savings & Loan, First National Bank, Floor Magic, Guardian Pharmacy, Hall Funeral Home, Hammond Lumber, HM Payson & Co., Maine Energy Performance Solutions, Johnson & Jordan, Jon McKane, Electrician, Mid-Coast Energy Systems, Inc., Mook Sea Farm Oysters, Native Maine Produce, Newcastle Publick House, Oxbow Brewery, Que Rico, Renys, Salt Bay Framers, Strong-Hancock Funeral Home, Sysco, Tidewater Telecom, and Anonymous & In-Kind Donors.
We served over 200 people Maine lobsters, barbecue chicken, oysters, hors d’oeuvres, salads, Maine blueberry desserts, locally brewed beer and wine. Maine bluegrass band, Sandy River Ramblers, provided lively music for dancing.
Seventeen talented artists exhibited in “Art under the Tent” and a close race for the People’s Choice Art Award resulted in First Place: Sandy Crabtree, Second: Hannah Ineson, and tied for Third: Linwood Riggs and Cheryl Young. Thank you to Salt Bay Framers for providing the cash prizes to the artists.
The Lincoln Home hosts this special fundraiser to support the Resident Financial Aid Fund and bring the community together for a fun evening. A portion of the art sold, along with all ticket sales, helps support the Financial Assistance Fund at The Lincoln Home for residents who have outlived their financial resources.
Have you ever seen a ninety-five-year-old woman, all of 5 feet tall, play baseball? If you were driving by the Lincoln Home in Newcastle last Tuesday you would have seen her and her 80 to 90 year old team mates decked out in their Golden Oldie t-shirts and ball caps, cheering, batting, walking bases, and having a grand time.
Kevin Benner from Maintenance, clears the parking lot of cars, chalks the bases onto the hot top and opens the 14th annual baseball game with “ PLAY BALL”. The chatter rises, and the competitive, sassy talk from player to player begins. When the 103 centenarian walks up to bat, loud cheers follow him. When he hits the ball, his grin is visible across the third base line.
This event, year after year, has proven that one is never too old to try something new, to play, to have fun, and to be rowdy and cheer on fellow teammates. Score is kept, but no one seems to care. It is the playing that matters, the camaraderie, being outside, and the singing of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the 7th inning stretch.
Lincoln Home is once again celebrating its employees for a perfect Department of Health and Human Resources Survey. Every two years all Assisted Living communities are surveyed by DHHS to ensure that the state regulations and resident standards of care are being met. The survey process is typically a three-day inspection by a state surveyor who is in the building reviewing every aspect of documentation and resident care, with a focus on respect and Residents Rights.
Lincoln Home has always viewed the survey process as an opportunity to improve any area that might be sighted as deficient. Our staff is committed to exceeding the DHHS regulations every day of the year and we are very proud to have achieved a second, consecutive survey that was deficiency free.
Congratulations and a big Thank You to entire the staff for all they do, 24 hours a day, every day of the year, to provide excellence in care as well as joyful and abundant living for those living here at Lincoln Home.
Daughters, sons, family and friends joined their loved ones at the Lincoln Home to celebrate Mother’s Day on May 10. Harpist, Virginia “Suki” Flanagan, from Alna, provided a lovely background of soothing melodies. Tea was served in a lovely array of teacups, along with artfully presented finger sandwiches and confectioneries. At the Lincoln Home, each resident becomes family, both to the staff and each other. Our Lincoln Home family is treated with honor, kindness, compassion and respect, not only on Mother’s Day, but every day.
Dean Cartier has been with Lincoln Home for 5 years as a full time Maintenance Assistant. Previously, he was the facility director at Kieve for 20 years, owned and operated a construction business and was involved in farming. Always involved in customer service, Dean is a natural with the residents, putting a smile on their faces with his kindness, and positive, upbeat attitude. He understands that residents need and want calm, and deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. He loves giving them that. He loves keeping residents safe and happy. He articulates the differences in working for a non-profit, by saying, “we can’t be single minded. There is no such thing as “not my job.” We are a team, it feels natural, we are family. That’s not a cliche. It’s what make it so easy and rewarding to come to work every day. I learn so much from our residents…to live each day and enjoy the little things. My job is to make sure residents are having the best day they can have each and every day here. It is so much more than a job for me, it is a way of life. “ Dean is shown here with Eleanor O’Donnell.