22 River Road, Newcastle, ME 04553

Independent and Assisted Living
Memory Loss Community
In Home Care in Midcoast Maine

Since 1927

3/5: History of the Popham Colony

This early settlement was established in 1607, just a few months after the Jamestown Colony in Virginia.  The site was rediscovered in 1994 and much of it is located in the present day Popham Beach State Park.  Jim Nelson, who lives in Harpswell, has been involved in excavations of the site, and is the award–winning author of 25 books. We invite the public to join us on Monday, March 5, from 3:00 to 4:00pm. The event is free. The Lincoln Home is located at 22 River Road, Newcastle.  For more information, please contact Rhonda Hanna, 563-3350, or rhonda@lincoln-home.org.  Keep informed on our weekly events at www.lincoln-home.org or follow us on Face Book.

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2/21: The Second Half of Andrew Wyeth’s Life

Jerry Wiles, local historian, will share the final chapter of Andrew Wyeth’s life from 1948 to his death in 2009. Wyeth is well remembered for his vast collection of paintings, including Christina’s World and Winter 1946. We invite the public to join us on Wednesday, February 21, from 2:30 to 3:30pm. The event is free. The Lincoln Home is located at 22 River Road, Newcastle.  For more information, please contact Rhonda Hanna, 563-3350, or rhonda@lincoln-home.org.  Keep informed on our weekly events at www.lincoln-home.org or follow us on Face Book.

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2/12: Sing Along with Sean Fleming

Join us Monday, February 12, from 2:00 to 3:00pm for a one hour concert/sing-a-long to celebrate Valentine’s Day with Sean Fleming, an accomplished local musician, who is a virtuoso on the piano and organ. With over 500 pieces in his repertoire, there isn’t a request that Sean can’t play. The event is free. The Lincoln Home is located at 22 River Road, Newcastle.  For more information, please contact Rhonda Hanna, 563-3350, or rhonda@lincoln-home.org.  Keep informed on our weekly events at www.lincoln-home.org or follow us on Face Book.

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2/5: Tom and Lee Ann Szelog “By a Maine River – A Year of Looking Closely”

Join us… Monday, from February 5, 3:00 to 4:00pm.

“My time was managed by Mother Nature.” So writes nature and wildlife photographer Thomas Mark Szelog in the introduction of the book, By a Maine River: A Year of Looking Closely. And, as this book proves, what a privilege it was! Szelog and his wife Lee Ann document – in Thomas’s photos and in writings by them both – the experience of looking closely at their 70 acres of the Maine woods through the passage of one full year. Tom set himself a challenge the sage of Walden Pond would have understood and endorsed: find and photograph—within the confines of one seventy acre, fairly typical central Maine property—at least one interesting, surprising, beautiful, or memorable wildlife or nature image every week, for an entire year. The Szelog’s will present a narrated photography presentation about their work at the Lincoln Home on February 5, 2018 at 3:00 p.m.

The making of By a Maine River was an ambitious project, one that required patience and skill and sometimes considerable fortitude. Enduring all kinds of weather, and sometimes waiting out the last of the daylight, Thomas kept his vigil and got his photographs. The result is an unusual visual journal, a personal almanac, a keepsake unique to one time and one place yet conveying a universal message: we are not the only beings making a living from this land. In his year of looking closely, Szelog captured moments and images that Maine still offers in abundance—a great blue heron’s transfixing stare; a translucent snake skin on brightly multicolored lichens; a gauzy snow devil catching the sun for an instant, a coyote coolly assessing a human intruder to its domain. “I was alone for a year in the forest, but I was not lonely,” writes the single-minded photographer. “In the forest I found peace.” As the images on the pages of By a Maine River suggest, he found that and more.

By A Maine River is the couple’s second book, published by Down East Books. Their first book, Our Point of View – Fourteen Years at a Maine Lighthouse chronicles the 14 years they resided at Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde, Maine. The book was honored with a number of awards and recognitions: Selected as one of the Best Photo Books by Shutterbug magazine; winner of Best Maine-Themed Book in the Maine Literary Awards from the Maine Writers and Publishers Association; and a  Gold Medal winner from the Independent Publishers Association for best regional non-fiction.

Thomas Mark Szelog has spent his entire life observing, writing and/or photographing wildlife. He has been a full-time professional photographer for 35 years, specializing in photographing wildlife, nature, and landscapes. He has earned the reputation and is often described as “one of Maine’s most renowned wildlife photographers,” and is a recipient of the Philip Hyde Award, presented annually to a photographer who is working to preserve the condition of the natural environment through the art of photography. Lee Ann is the President of Simply Put, LLC, specializing in presentations on communication, attitude, human relations and wellness, of ourselves and our planet. As passionate wildlife advocates, they also work collaboratively, sharing their words and photographs in narrated photography presentations and books to educate and inspire people about the important role our natural world plays in our lives.

Admission is free.

 The Lincoln Home is located at 22 River Road, Newcastle.  For more information, please contact Rhonda Hanna, 563-3350, or rhonda@lincoln-home.org.

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Visit Finland and Oslo Norway

On Monday,  January 22, from 3:00 to 4:00pm, take a late spring visit to Finland and Oslo Norway.  Michael Perry’s inspiring photos, mixed with his warmth and humor, fascinating history, local lore, and unique trivia will chase away the winter blues.

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Toe Tapping Musical Performance January 18

Michael McCarthy along with his 1800’s Victorian Square Grand Piano does it all. From Chopin to the Chicken Dance, he has his audience moving, 
listening and visualizing with his performances set to specially designed movies. Chase away the winter blues and join us for this lively performance on Thursday,
January 18, from 3:00 to 4:00pm. The event is free and open to the public. The Lincoln Home is located at 22 River Road, Newcastle.  For more information, please contact Rhonda Hanna, 563-3350, or rhonda@lincoln-home.org.  Keep informed on our weekly events at www.lincoln-home.org or follow us on Face Book.

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1/13: Harbor View Cottage at The Lincoln Home Hosts Open House

Betty H. and Pamela P. at Harbor View Cottage. Daily respite programs provide socialization and companionship.  Photo: Kim Traina

Discover what makes Harbor View Cottage a very unique Memory Loss Community in midcoast Maine. Join us at our Open House on Saturday, January 13, from 10am – 2pm, to learn more about our holistic approach to memory loss care.  
 
Our safe and secure community at Harbor View Cottage is a home-like haven of professional and loving care for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments. Specially trained staff engage each resident individually and personally promoting feelings of success and accomplishment, contentment and self-esteem, enrichment and engagement, appropriate to the level of each resident.  
 
A high staffing ratio of licensed staff certified in dementia care, on-staff RN’s, and a holistic approach to medication management, ensures top notch medical support. Working in partnership with the individual, family, and physician, we  develop a lifestyle plan that addresses each person’s physical, psychosocial and activity/recreational needs. Ongoing communication with families encourages family involvement and understanding of the program to enhance the life of each resident.
 
Healthy, well balanced home cooked meals are served around our dining room table. In the warmer months, we enjoy outdoor garden walking paths, and a lovely patio with views of the harbor.  Our bus takes residents to fun and engaging outings in and around the beautiful midcoast.  Each resident has their own Ipod, with music chosen specifically geared to their interests.
 
We have an opening for your loved one to become part of our family. Join us to learn more on Saturday, or call Steve Raymond for an individual tour, 563-3350. Please park at The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle, and we will transport you across the street, as parking is limited.  

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Chef Adams shares her Holiday Oyster Recipe:

Damariscotta River Oysters 12ea.

Unsalted Butter: 2 Tbsp Divided

Shallots: 1 Tbsp Minced

Champagne or White Wine: ¼ cup

Heavy Cream: ¼ cup

Leeks: 2- white part only sliced thin

Honey: 2 tsp

Fresh Dill: 1 Tbsp Chopped

Shuck oysters, place oysters on oven proof dish. I like to use muffin tins. In a sauce pan melt 1- Tbsp butter, add shallots, sauté until translucent. Add champagne and reduce by half. Add cream and reduce on medium low heat until thick. Melt remaining butter in a sauté pan and add leeks. Sauté until all the moisture is cooked off. Add honey and reduce until thick. Divide leeks among the oysters, sprinkle with fresh dill. Spoon a tablespoon of champagne cream over each oyster and bake at 400 degrees for 6-8 minutes until browned and bubbly.

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12/9 OPEN HOUSE: DISCOVER What Makes HARBORVIEW COTTAGE at The Lincoln Home A Unique Memory Loss Community

 

Daily respite programs provide socialization and companionship.

Harbor View Cottage
Assisted Living for People with Memory Loss and Cognitive Impairment
The Lincoln Home is a not-for-profit retirement community with a long heritage of excellence in care for seniors.  The Union of Women’s Clubs of Lincoln County founded the Lincoln Home in 1927.  
The founding mothers were dedicated to supporting wellness and dignity throughout aging.  
Harbor View Cottage Assisted Living Residence brings exactly this spirit to the care of people 
who are cognitively impaired.  
Your loved one will receive professional, compassionate, safe and secure memory care in a beautiful environment.
 
Our philosophy is that the care of the individual with memory impairment is best served when 
residents can thrive within their abilities, and where families can enjoy peace of mind.   Our home-like environment supports comfort and ease.  Residents are guided through a loosely structured day that revolves around social activities geared to individual abilities and bolsters self-esteem.
 
In the warmer months, we enjoy outdoor garden walking paths, and a lovely patio with views of the harbor.  Our bus takes residents to fun and engaging outings in and around the beautiful Midcoast. 
 
Harbor View Cottage is Your Best Choice
 
·  Harbor View Cottage is the one of most competitively priced memory loss communities in Maine.
 
·  Our maximum census of eleven residents creates a slower, easier environment.
 
·  Our staffing ratio at The Cottage is exceptional, 1 to 3 or 4 and an RN manager for 11. 
 
·  Our food quality is excellent with healthy, well-balanced, home cooked meals.
 
·  The Cottage has a purpose focused, community life program based on each resident’s interests,     abilities, history and desires.  Outings, music, tactile and hands on activities are developed with a person’s life skills and interests.
 
·   The Harbor View Cottage enjoys The Lincoln Home’s reputation for Excellence.

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