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Damariscotta Montessori Students Engage with Memory Loss Residents at Harbor View Cottage

Over the past year, 7th and 8th graders and their teacher, Samantha Mehlhorn, from the Damariscotta Montessori School have been spending time with the residents at Lincoln Home’s memory loss care community, Harbor View Cottage. Thursday, the students engaged in creating crafts to celebrate Thanksgiving. These students create a beehive of meaningful activities by spending individual time with each resident. Our residents love spending time with young people, it enriches their day, so evident in their participation, smiles and laughter. We are grateful to the Montessori School students for sharing their time and talents and contributing to the residents’ joyful and abundant living at Harbor View Cottage.

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12/2: Diagonal Knitting Demonstration

Knitting is a sculptural skill, according to internationally acclaimed artist Katharine Cobey. In her 90-minute demonstration and workshop, Katharine concentrates on the expressive potentials of diagonal shaping with an emphasis on making either seamless sculptural shapes or clothing. Come knit with us on Monday, December 2, from 3:00 – 4:30 pm! Suitable for every level of knitting experience.

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11/25: Bath’s Maritime History

Bath resident Irene Drago has turned her love of Bath’s maritime history into her debut novel, The Daughters of Long Reach, which explores love and loss through the lens of multiple families who are separated by time but connected by the rolling tides of the 
Kennebec River and the rich maritime history of Midcoast Maine. Join us on Monday, November 25, from 3:00 – 4:00 pm for this free talk.

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One2One Home Care at Lincoln Home Says Thank You to Veterans for Their Service

To all veterans of all branches: Thank you for your sacrifice, your bravery, and the example you set for us all. In short, thank you for your service! 
The VA provides health care for Veterans from providers such as One2One Home Care in local communities. Veterans may be eligible to receive care from a local community provider when the VA cannot provide the care needed. This care is provided on behalf of and paid for by VA. 
Once a Veteran makes out the application and is found to be qualified a referral goes out to the area Home Care providers. Community care is available to Veterans based on certain conditions and eligibility requirements, and in consideration of a Veteran’s specific needs and circumstances. Community care must be first authorized by the VA before a Veteran can receive care from a community provider. 
A Veteran may also request a certain provider if they have a preference. The provider then schedules a home visit with the Veteran. This meeting includes setting up weekly services to be provided by a Caregiver. 
Veterans are encouraged to call the VA to request assistance with Transportation, Home Services, Home Health, Medical Assistance, VA Physician Contact, Appointments for other Medical Services, Social Worker Services, Pension and Disability Payments. 
To apply for VA Community Health Care, call toll-free hotline at 877-222-8387, Mon. through Fri. 8:00 am to 8:00 pm 
or call the Maine State Veterans Call Center, Togus at: (207) 623-8411 Ext. 7490.  
One2One Home Care at the Lincoln Home is located at 22 River Road, Newcastle.  For more information, please contact Roxanne Andrews, 563-3038, or roxanne@lincoln-home.org. 

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11/18: Life on the Water in the 1900’s

Join us Monday, November 18, from 3:00 – 4:00pm to hear Bill Hill share what life was like working, shipping and fishing in the local area during the 1900’s.  He will give a brief history of the pinky schooners that were a common type of New England fishing vessel.
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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11/12: Rotaplast Trip to Guatemala City Talk

Susan Tigert recently traveled to Guatemala City as a photo journalist and trip historian for Rotaplast International, Inc. A non-profit organization, Rotaplast is funded by Rotarians and orther organizations, and has been helping children and families in developing countries world wide for 27 years. The organization sends multidisciplinary medical and non-medical teams to  provide free reconstructive surgery, ancillary treatment, and training for the comprehensive care of children with cleft lip and/or palate, burn scarring, and other deformities. 
Susan will share her experience at The Lincoln Home on Tuesday, November 12th at 2PM. The team of volunteers she traveled with in September helped 114 children in the two weeks they were in Guatemala City. This was Susan’s first time as a Rotaplast volunteer and as a photo journalist  and was an incredible journey and learning experience that she is excited to share. The  daily blog she wrote for Rotaplast can be read at https://rotaplast.org/all/missions/2019-guatemala-city/

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Your Gift is Our Future

The Lincoln Home hosted a thank you party Thursday evening to say thank you to the many friends and supporters who volunteer their time, talent and resources to make the Lincoln Home the vibrant living community it is. Residents enjoyed intermingling with people from the community, delicious food, and lovely harp music by Virginia “Suki” Flanagan.

The Lincoln Home is a not for profit home, deeply rooted in the heart of this community, and grateful for the support from so many. Your gift is our future; the fundraising activities that we host support a Financial Assistance Fund for residents who have outlived their financial resources.

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11/4: The Becoming of Maine Statehood

We will commemorate the bicentennial of Maine statehood on March 15, 2020. How did Maine come to be part of Massachusetts in the 1600’s? What were the benefits and problems inherent in that relationship?  On 11/4: , Carolyn Hardman will share the story of why Maine’s independence was so long delayed and how was it finally achieved.  
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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Best Friends Approach at Lincoln Home and Harbor View Cottage

In September Lynn Norgang, RN, Executive Director of Lincoln Home, joined fifteen other administrators from across the country in Annapolis, MD for a week of training to become certified trainers of the Best Friends Approach to Dementia Care. Taught and developed by David Troxel M.P.H. and Virginia Bell, M.S.W, this comprehensive, compassionate approach is grounded in the understanding that relationships are the key in dementia care. The essential elements of friendship, respect, empathy, support, trust and humor are the building blocks. This evidence-based care model is easy for staff to embrace, is person centered and flexible enough to adapt to each person’s strengths and abilities.  
Lynn shares, “What I most love is that this relationship-based model stresses the role of care partners as friends, rather than just being care givers. This fall I will be training our entire staff of seventy plus employees at both Harbor View Cottage and Lincoln Home Assisted Living in the Certified Best Friends Approach. Our distinctive approach to resident care has been based on the Best Friends Philosophy for many years.  This certification strengthens and adds to the level of care we offer, placing Harbor View Cottage and Lincoln Home above and beyond in the Senior Living World.”
Lynn will be giving a talk to the public later this fall illustrating the concepts and benefits of the Best Friends Approach to residents and families. The Lincoln Home is located at 22 River Road, Newcastle, and can be reached at 563-3350.

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