Val Lovelace, our One2One Care Director, provides an invaluable service to seniors who wish to stay in their home, and may need some level of assistance. Val is skilled in the many facets of providing home care services, from selecting and training qualified caregivers, to being the listening ear for families trying to get help so their loved one can stay safely at home.
She loves coming to work at Lincoln Home every day because it feels like being home. She gets to make a difference. “One2One feels like a small miracle – being able to support and enable someone to stay home with someone who cares about them and can meet their needs.” She believes, “What sets Lincoln Home apart is having a vested interest in being a part of this community. There is a sense of belonging, and deep roots. The Lincoln Home is a non-profit, independently operated business, which is a whole different flavor than a corporate run facility.”
Val, a veteran of the Navy, has done a significant amount of work helping veterans who are enrolled in the VA Medical System, receive home support. She helps, through the VA, to assess the level of need; from grocery shopping to caregiving so a spouse can go to work.
Behind the scenes, Val is our IT specialist at Lincoln Home. She keeps us technically up to date, and manages our website snafus and crashes. We are very lucky to have her as part of our family!
Executive Director, Lynn Norgang, is proud and passionate about the staff that she is honored to be a part of. She shares, “At The Lincoln Home, we are family, each and every one of us. Together, as a team, we pride ourselves in the care we give our residents. It takes a special kind of person; kind, caring and compassionate, to deliver the level of care we believe in. Our family of exceptional caregivers go above and beyond to make a difference in our residents’ lives every day.”
Wednesday, March 27, Lincoln Home hosted an event to welcome over 10 new employees and thank all the employees for hours of early mornings and late nights of extra coverage. Two home care clients were guests of honor and joined the party which allowed their One2One Home Caregivers to attend. Pizzas, fresh fruit and a beautiful cake that read, “Celebrate You !” ensured fine food, fine friends and much laughter. All 74 members were honored with cards, balloons, and a mongrammed LL Bean canvas bag. Ask any staff member what they love about working at the Lincoln Home, and the message is loud and clear; the feeling of family, for both the residents and each other.
If you are interested in a work environment where you can make a difference every day, Contact Lari-Ann Beaucage, HR, 207-563-3350 Ext. 22, Lariemail@example.com
Jud Caswell is a little bit like a one-man folk festival. You’ve got your banjo picking, your Irish songs, a rack of acoustic instruments, and a deep catalog of award-winning originals. He’s often compared to James Taylor and David Wilcox, but his songs draw on a long musical history and wide-ranging influences from jazz and Piedmont blues to contemporary folk and rock. Join us Monday, APRIL 8, at 1:00 pm.
Lari-Ann Beaucage started working at the Lincoln Home in 1992 in the dining room. She studied to become a CNA, working with residents until 2015. Lari-Ann is now the staffing manager and head of Human Resources. She still fills in as a CNA when needed because she loves working directly with the residents. In Lari-Ann’s words, “I love we are a family and how well we work as a team. I have worked for other facilities, and none of them had the feel of family that we share here. We all care about each other and strive to create a homelike atmosphere for our residents. No one is just a number here. We all love making a difference in the family’s and resident’s lives.”
Bobby Ives spent two years as a teacher and preacher on Monhegan Island overlooking Manana Island. He will share the history of Manana and touch on the life of Ray Phillips, the hermit who lived on the island for 50 years. Join us on Monday, March 25, from 3:00-4:00pm at The Lincoln Home, located at 22 River Road, Newcastle. For more information, please contact Rhonda Hanna, 563-3350, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alisa Grierson started working in the kitchen at the Lincoln Home in 2010 after owning her own restaurant, The Breakfast Place, in Damariscotta. Many years prior, she had been a CNA, and decided to re-instate her certificate, working 3 – 11. The Lincoln Home helped Alisa to complete her CRMA training. She now works days and is qualified to dispense medicine. Alisa feels at home at LH, it has become family to her. She loves working full time, and often volunteers to take on more shifts. Alisa cares so deeply for the residents, she gets emotional as she speaks about the big part they play in her life.
On a personal note, one phone call that I will never forget, epitomizes Alisa’s personality and the entire culture at LH. We were driving my 97 year old mother in law to live at the LH from Cape Cod. 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 easier for you? What can we do to help?” And that is exactly what each and every resident, and family, receives day in and day out, from every member of the staff who give from their heart.
In the 1990’s, Deborah Gould bought an old two-story farmhouse in East Pittston. The history of the home brought her to Joel Thompson, who bought the land in 1811 and whose descendants owned the property for the next 100 years. Both fiction and social history, Deborah’s novels, The Eastern, I & II, explore the themes of community, working together for the common good, and solid New England concepts we seem to have lost along the way. Join Deborah on Monday, March 18, from 3:00-4:00pm.
We have been asking our employees what they really like about working at the Lincoln Home. The overall message, loud and clear, is being part of a family, and really making a difference in our residents’ lives. Over the next few weeks we will be sharing individual and personal stories. Together, as a team, we pride ourselves in the care we give our residents, but what really sets us apart is our “level of caring.” We go above and beyond.
Rose Libby works at the Lincoln Home and Harbor View Cottage per Diem. She shares that she has worked at a number of Assisted Living facilities, and LH is the most welcoming to residents, staff and families, alike. She loves seeing the residents being treated like special human beings. Rose’s favorite part is learning about each and every resident’s lives and stories. She loves coming to work. At Harbor View Cottage, our Memory Loss Community, Rose loves that it is a brand new day for residents every day. They are one big family. Rose makes an impact on her residents and staff each and every day with her positive attitude and warm compassionate nature.
On Monday, March 11, from 3:00-4:00pm, Engineer, Edward Polewarczyk will give a talk on NASA’s Space Shuttle Program.In 2004, after the 2003 Columbia Space Shuttle disaster, Ed became NASA’s Director of Orbiter Production and Operations. His presentation includes a description of a typical shuttle flight; from vehicle preparation through launch, flight, entry and landing. We will learn about the experiences of astronauts, activities throughout the mission, an explanation of the support activity, and daily operations at mission control.