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10/14: The Life of John James Audubon

Local historian, Jerry Wiles, will share the life of John James Audubon, on Monday, October 14, from 2:00-3:00pm.
An American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter, he was notable for his extensive studies documenting all types of American birds and for his detailed illustrations that depicted the birds in their natural habitats.

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Brain Health Speaker Steve Raymond

10/3: Third Talk on Scientifically Based Optimal Brain Health

On Thursday, October 3, from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm, Steve Raymond will continue his talks on preventing cognitive decline and maintaining optimal brain health.  This presentation is an introduction to the practice of Mindfulness, which goes beyond meditation to the cultivation of a moment-to-moment awareness with a non-judgmental attitude.  Hospital based programs have sprung up around the country teaching mindfulness practices as a treatment for depression and stress reduction, and promoting a daily sense of well-being, healthy aging and optimal brain health.  Participants will learn about mindfulness practices through discussion and a guided meditation.  Raymond is a longtime practitioner of mindfulness methods.

Join us for a box lunch.  Please RSVP for this free event to Steve Raymond at 563-3350, or steve@lincoln-home.org. The Lincoln Home is located at 22 River Road, Newcastle. 

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Alisa Grieson, CNA/CRMA, Receives Award of Excellence

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.

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9/23: Story of Maine in 112 Objects by Maine State Museum

Bernard Fishman, Maine State Museum director, has edited and published a book, A Story of Maine in 112 Objects, which tells the story of Maine through a choice selection of 112 objects in the museum’s collections. From a 400-million-year-old fossil, through the only authentic Viking object found in the United States, to a genuine 200-year-old sawmill moved to the museum and rebuilt piece by piece, he’ll tell the stories of how the museum acquired some of its most compelling objects, and what they have to tell about the saga of Maine. Please join us on Monday, September 23, from 3:00 – 4:00pm.

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9/9: Sean Fleming on the Piano

We are kicking off National Assisted Living Week with multi-talented Sean Fleming on Monday, September 9, from 3:00 – 4:00pm.  Sean will be playing an eclectic program of classical and popular music selections on the piano.  Come, listen, sing and remember some highlights of your life through music. 
The Lincoln Home is located at 22 River Road, Newcastle.  For more information, please contact Rhonda Hanna, 563-3350, or rhonda@lincoln-home.org. Visit our website, www.lincoln-home.org  and follow us on Facebook for photos and events of daily life at The Lincoln Home.

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LobsterBake Smashing Success

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.

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Sept 19 and October 3: Scientifically Based Optimal Brain Health Talk

Dementia Prevention

Steve Raymond will give three talks on “Scientifically Based Optimal Brain Health” at the Lincoln Home.   Advances in research have led to the understanding that the brain changes which lead to dementia usually occur 20 years in advance of symptoms and a diagnosis.  An extraordinary amount of research is now focused on what we can do to prevent and even turn around early degrees of Mild Cognitive Impairment.  There is very good reason to be optimistic!  

A big discovery in the last decade has been the discovery of Neuroplasticity.  It is now proven that the brain has the ability to develop new synaptic connections based on the stimulation that it receives, and will respond favorably to the health conditions of the body based on life practices.  The purpose of these talks is to provide you with sources of information so you may judge for yourself what steps you wish to take to maintain Optimal Brain Health.  

The talks are part of the “Dementia Friendly Lincoln County” education series. They are scheduled for three Thursdays, on August 8, September 19, and October 3.  These free talks will run from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm, and a box lunch will be provided. The three talks are individual presentations covering the same material.

Please RSVP by email: steve@lincoln-home.org, or 563-3350. The Lincoln Home is located at 22 River Road, Newcastle.

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