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Lincoln Home Assisted Living Damariscotta River Midcoast Maine short term stay apartment

Newly Renovated Apartment for Short Term Stays

The Lincoln Home recognizes the growing desire for seniors to have a short term stay option for a variety of needs.  Executive Director, Lorrie Winslow, has been instrumental in upgrading a beautifully appointed apartment with an incredible view of the Damariscotta River. New paint, flooring,  bathroom and kitchenette, along with upscale furniture and local art, create a cozy haven to witness the everchanging moods of the river and sky.
 Seasonal winter stays provide seniors with social connection and activities, free from home responsibilities, isolation, driving and risk of falls. Summer short-term stays are popular with seniors whose families may be vacationing here, or a chance for a Maine, all inclusive get away. Post-surgery recovery stays at Lincoln Home provide optimal opportunities for  recuperation, and can be less expensive than in-home care, Skilled Nursing or Rehabilitation Centers. Short-term visitors enjoy all the amenities and activities full time residents engage in. Locally sourced, creative cuisine is enjoyed in a riverside dining room. Personalized care plans and medication management are coordinated with on staff RN and team of caregivers. Transportation to medical appointments, housekeeping and laundry services ensure a complete stay of respite and relaxation.
For more information, or to reserve a time-slot, contact Brigit Cavanagh at 207-563-3350, or Brigit@lincoln-home.org.

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Happy New Year from Our Family

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.

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In Memory of Chase Our Lincoln Home Cat!

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.

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Residents Celebrate Holidays with Art Exhibit

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.

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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.


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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