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Damariscotta Montessori School Brings Joy to Residents at Harbor View Cottage

Damariscotta Montessori School seventh and eighth graders, along with their teacher, Samantha Mehlhorn, have been spending time with residents at Lincoln Home’s memory loss care community, Harbor View Cottage. The students create a beehive of meaningful activities by spending individual time with residents.  Each student shares his or her special gift by participating in crafts, initiating sing-a-longs, performing piano, or spending time outside on the deck planting flowers with impromptu ukulele music. It was heartwarming to watch as student and a gentleman resident smile at each other as they create different designs with PVC pipe sections. Spending time with young people enriches the daily life of the residents, who thoroughly enjoy the visits. Staff and residents alike always look forward to the Montessori School students coming and thank them for sharing their time. One of the eighth grade girls promised to continue to come this summer, as she has so enjoyed her time at Harbor View Cottage.

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6/17: Summer in Maine Slide Show

Join Freeport’s Michael Perry Monday, June 17, from 3:00 – 4:00pm for an exhilarating slide show journey through Maine from late Spring into the first colors of Autumn. We will look at the joys of summer with a visit to the historic Poland Spring resort, the mesmerizing waters of Blue Hill Falls and Smalls Falls in Rangeley. We head south to explore Popham Beach in Phippsburg, Goose Rocks Beach in Kennebunkport, and cozy Pemaquid Harbor, then north to gaze out over majestic Moosehead Lake. All designed to celebrate the official start to summer! 
  
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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Celebrating Our 2nd Perfect DHHS Survey

Lincoln Home is once again celebrating its employees for a perfect Department of Health and Human Resources Survey. Every two years all Assisted Living communities are surveyed by DHHS to ensure that  the state regulations and resident standards of care are being met. The survey process is typically a three-day inspection by a state surveyor who is in the building reviewing every aspect of documentation and resident care, with a focus on respect and Residents Rights.

Lincoln Home has always viewed the survey process as an opportunity to improve any area that might be sighted as deficient. Our staff is committed to exceeding the DHHS regulations every day of the year and we are very proud to have achieved a second, consecutive survey that was deficiency free. 

Congratulations and a big Thank You to entire the staff for all they do, 24 hours a day, every day of the year, to provide excellence in care as well as joyful and abundant living for those living here at Lincoln Home. 

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6/10: First Woman to Solo Paddle the Northern Forest Canoe

From her book,“Upwards,” Laurie Apgar Chandler will share the story of her 53 day, 740 mile journey, struggling upstream and racing down flooded rivers churning with whitewater, alone in a small canoe. Chandler shares her uplifting tale of finding the inner strength and faith to achieve a dream, set amidst the rich tapestry of the history, wildlife, landscapes, and people of New England. We welcome the public to join us on Monday, June 10, from 3:00 to 4:00pm in our living room.  
 
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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6/3: The Berlin Wall

Local historian, Jerry Wiles, will present the  second part of the history of the Berlin Wall on Monday, June 3, from 2:00 to 3:00pm. For almost thirty years the Berlin Wall stood as a symbol in a divided Germany. Its history is an iconic part of the 20th century. 
 
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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Mother’s Day Tea

Daughters, sons, family and friends joined their loved ones at the Lincoln Home to celebrate Mother’s Day on May 10.  Harpist, Virginia “Suki” Flanagan, from  Alna, provided a lovely background of  soothing  melodies. Tea was served in a lovely array of  teacups, along with artfully presented finger sandwiches and confectioneries. At the Lincoln Home, each resident becomes family, both to the staff and each other. Our Lincoln Home family is treated with honor, kindness, compassion and respect, not only on Mother’s Day, but every day.

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The Berlin Wall

Local historian, Jerry Wiles, will present the first of a two-part history of the Berlin Wall on Monday, May 20, from 2:00 to 3:00pm. For almost thirty years the Berlin Wall stood as a symbol in a divided Germany. Its history is an iconic part of the 20th century. 

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5/13: Maine Hawks and Owls

Learn to identify Maine’s Hawks and Owls and their habitats through the spectacular photographs shared by Maine Audubon representative, John Weinrich.  We welcome to the public to join us Monday, MAY 13, from 3:00 – 4:00pm.

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5/6: Scientifically Proven Ways to Optimize Brain Health

The Lincoln Home is strongly motivated to teach others how to improve the lives of people with dementia. Admissions Director, Steve Raymond, will give a talk Monday, May 6, from 3:00 – 4:00pm, on Mild Cognitive Impairment and the many steps we can take to support and promote Optimal Brain Health. Discussions about cognitive decline can seem all doom and gloom.  Steve says, “As a senior professional who is also aging, I have become intensely interested in maintaining my personal brain health. There is abundant scientific evidence that gives good reason for optimism.”  Handouts will be given so you may do further research to find out what is best for you.  Steve is producer and host of the popular LCTV show “Spotlight on Seniors,” and has recently produced a show on de-stigmatizing Dementia.
 
The Lincoln Home is also hosting two free workshops for the business community focusing on compassionate customer service for people with Dementia. Choose either Wednesday May 8, or  May 15, from 1:30 – 3:30, to learn communication skills that will make your business a dementia-friendly establishment. Empower employees to understand how to help customers with dementia by making them feel  safe, secure and treated with dignity in our local banks, shops, stores, restaurants and places of business. 

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Dean Cartier, Meet a Member of Our Family

Dean Cartier has been with Lincoln Home for 5 years as a full time Maintenance Assistant. Previously, he was the facility director at Kieve for 20 years, owned and operated a construction business and was involved in farming. Always involved in customer service, Dean is a natural with the residents, putting a smile on their faces with his kindness, and positive, upbeat attitude. He understands that residents need and want calm, and deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. He loves giving them that. He loves keeping residents safe and happy. He articulates the differences in working for a non-profit, by saying, “we can’t be single minded. There is no such thing as “not my job.” We are a team, it feels natural, we are family. That’s not a cliche. It’s what make it so easy and rewarding to come to work every day. I learn so much from our residents…to live each day and enjoy the little things. My job is to make sure residents are having the best day they can have each and every day here. It is so much more than a job for me, it is a way of life. “  Dean is shown here with Eleanor O’Donnell.

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