James Pegolotti will talk about the life and songs of Judy Garland on Monday, July 8, from 3:00 – 4:00pm. Jim has been providing programs about the great songs of the 30’s, 40’s and 50’s for many years. He spent 40 years in the academic world. In his retirement, he sharpened his piano skills and developed programs that use video segments to provide audiences with songs from Broadway and movie musicals.
Have you ever seen a ninety-five-year-old woman, all of 5 feet tall, play baseball? If you were driving by the Lincoln Home in Newcastle last Tuesday you would have seen her and her 80 to 90 year old team mates decked out in their Golden Oldie t-shirts and ball caps, cheering, batting, walking bases, and having a grand time.
Kevin Benner from Maintenance, clears the parking lot of cars, chalks the bases onto the hot top and opens the 14th annual baseball game with “ PLAY BALL”. The chatter rises, and the competitive, sassy talk from player to player begins. When the 103 centenarian walks up to bat, loud cheers follow him. When he hits the ball, his grin is visible across the third base line.
This event, year after year, has proven that one is never too old to try something new, to play, to have fun, and to be rowdy and cheer on fellow teammates. Score is kept, but no one seems to care. It is the playing that matters, the camaraderie, being outside, and the singing of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” during the 7th inning stretch.
Join Jean Lawrence on Monday, June 24, from 3:00-4:00pm to learn about the history of Waldoboro. This midcoast town was settled largely by German emigrants, and their cultural heritage remains to this day.General Samuel Waldo, a Boston merchant, brought over the first settlers on the ship “Lydia”‘ in 1742. Originally called “Broad Bay”, the town was incorporated as Waldoboro in 1773.
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.
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.
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.