During this unprecedented year, navigating uncharted waters, both our staff and our residents have gone above and beyond. With strength and resilience, diligence and compassion, stronger bonds have been created within our unique family.
Extra thought and care went into festive decor, a family parade, coordinating special events that could be safely shared, and organizing Zoom, Face-time, window and porch visits with loved ones. When the weather allowed, we brought our activities outside, picnics and excursions, music and dancing, a fall fair, a pizza party, wine tasting and llama petting. Special meals, room service and picnics were orchestrated by our talented kitchen staff. Caregiving is not what we do, it’s who we are.
2020 was a year of transformation and adaptation for all of us collectively on this planet. Here in our own small orbit, we waved goodbye to staff who retired, and welcomed new members to our family.
We continued to find ways to continue to celebrate each and every day. The feeling of family we have at Lincoln Home is what sets our extraordinary community apart, the special ingredients that make Lincoln Home sparkle as a real community gem.
A heartfelt thank you to our amazing staff for going above and beyond, to our residents for your resilience, to family and friends for your loyalty, and to our community for your steady support.
We welcome 2021 with hope, resilience and joy each and every day.
Chase the tiger cat, mascot at The Lincoln Home, passed away on New Year’s Day 2021. The Residents and staff are grieving the loss of this “cat among cats”. Chase had overseen day to day life here since he was adopted from a local animal shelter. No cat was loved more, by so many people than Chase at The Lincoln Home.
He came and went as he pleased. He loved to lay on the countertop on the first floor especially on the night shift. He would greet each shift when he was outside, or sometimes inside. Chase would also roam the halls and on occasion curl up in some of the resident’s rooms on the bottom of their beds. He could be found at the beginning of Wine and Cheese events on his favorite couch and would sometimes end up in residents’ laps.
There was no lack of love in Chase’s life at The Lincoln Home. He will be sadly missed by all and not soon forgotten.
Our residents enjoyed a festive celebration of art and crafts to celebrate the holiday season. Local artist and potter, Hannah Ineson, and Two Twenty Eight Earring Co. from Bristol, shared their crafts. Residents participated with paintings, drawings, a Memoire of life stories and hand crafted ornaments. Residents had fun dressing up for the occasion, complete with delicious hors d’oeuvres, wine and beverages. A display of work was exhibited to honor fellow resident, artist and teacher, Katherine Cobey, who recently passed. Katherine, whose work was exhibited nationally, was well known in the Maine fiber arts community for creating sculptural objects as works of art, wearable clothing and installation pieces.
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.
Thank you for your consideration,
Lorrie Winslow, Executive Director
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about Lincoln Home, please follow us on Facebook or on our website, www.lincoln-home.org.
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, email@example.com.