22 River Road, Newcastle, ME 04553

Independent and Assisted Living
Memory Loss Community
In Home Care in Midcoast Maine

Since 1927

12/9 OPEN HOUSE: DISCOVER What Makes HARBORVIEW COTTAGE at The Lincoln Home A Unique Memory Loss Community

 

Daily respite programs provide socialization and companionship.

Harbor View Cottage
Assisted Living for People with Memory Loss and Cognitive Impairment
The Lincoln Home is a not-for-profit retirement community with a long heritage of excellence in care for seniors.  The Union of Women’s Clubs of Lincoln County founded the Lincoln Home in 1927.  
The founding mothers were dedicated to supporting wellness and dignity throughout aging.  
Harbor View Cottage Assisted Living Residence brings exactly this spirit to the care of people 
who are cognitively impaired.  
Your loved one will receive professional, compassionate, safe and secure memory care in a beautiful environment.
 
Our philosophy is that the care of the individual with memory impairment is best served when 
residents can thrive within their abilities, and where families can enjoy peace of mind.   Our home-like environment supports comfort and ease.  Residents are guided through a loosely structured day that revolves around social activities geared to individual abilities and bolsters self-esteem.
 
In the warmer months, we enjoy outdoor garden walking paths, and a lovely patio with views of the harbor.  Our bus takes residents to fun and engaging outings in and around the beautiful Midcoast. 
 
Harbor View Cottage is Your Best Choice
 
·  Harbor View Cottage is the one of most competitively priced memory loss communities in Maine.
 
·  Our maximum census of eleven residents creates a slower, easier environment.
 
·  Our staffing ratio at The Cottage is exceptional, 1 to 3 or 4 and an RN manager for 11. 
 
·  Our food quality is excellent with healthy, well-balanced, home cooked meals.
 
·  The Cottage has a purpose focused, community life program based on each resident’s interests,     abilities, history and desires.  Outings, music, tactile and hands on activities are developed with a person’s life skills and interests.
 
·   The Harbor View Cottage enjoys The Lincoln Home’s reputation for Excellence.

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12/18: Rem and Taylor Briggs Share Their Appalachian Experience

In March, 2016, Rem Briggs (at 77 years old) and wife, Taylor (65) drove with their dog, Sitka (7), to Georgia, to walk home to Maine via the Appalachian Trail. Starting at Springer Mt. April 2, they reached the summit of Mt. Katahdin 5 months and 2,190 miles later. On Monday, December 18, 3:00 to 4:00pm the Briggs’ will share their observations of nature, the generosity of strangers, and the challenges of their mental and physical endurance. The event is free and open to the public, 22 River Road, Newcastle.  For more information, please contact Rhonda Hanna, rhonda@lincoln-home.org.

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December 9 Harbor View Cottage at The Lincoln Home Hosts Open House

Discover what makes Harbor View Cottage a very unique Memory Loss Community in midcoast Maine. Join us at our Open House on Saturday, December 9, from 10am – 2pm, to learn more about our holistic approach to memory loss care.

Our safe and secure community at Harbor View Cottage is a home-like haven of professional and loving care for residents with Alzheimer’s disease and other cognitive impairments. Specially trained staff engage each resident individually and personally promoting feelings of success and accomplishment, contentment and self-esteem, enrichment and engagement, appropriate to the level of each resident.

Lois Burnham, dedicated caregiver, Father Christmas and Betty H. at Harbor View Cottage

A high staffing ratio of licensed staff certified in dementia care, on-staff RN’s, and a holistic approach to medication management, ensures top notch medical support. Working in partnership with the individual, family, and physician, we develop a lifestyle plan that addresses each person’s physical, psychosocial and activity/recreational needs. Ongoing communication with families encourages family involvement and understanding of the program to enhance the life of each resident.

Healthy, well balanced home cooked meals are served around our dining room table. In the warmer months, we enjoy outdoor garden walking paths, and a lovely patio with views of the harbor. Our bus takes residents to fun and engaging outings in and around the beautiful midcoast. Each resident has their own Ipod, with music chosen specifically geared to their interests.

We have an opening for your loved one to become part of our family. Join us to learn more on Saturday, or call Steve Raymond for an individual tour, 563-3350. Please park at The Lincoln Home, 22 River Road, Newcastle, and we will transport you across the street, as parking is limited.

Daily respite programs provide socialization and companionship.

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Woodrow Wilson Talk December 13

Woodrow Wilson, the 28th President, was represented in our history books as a progressive Democrat. In the first of a two part program, Jerry Willes, historian, will speak on Wilson’s role on racial issues during World War I. 
The public is invited to join us for our free talk on Wednesday, December 13, from 3:00 to 4:00pm.

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12/4: “Our Point of View — Fourteen Years at a Maine Lighthouse”

Imagine living in a century-old lightkeeper’s house on the coast of Maine. It sounds like a fantasy, but for Tom and Lee Ann Szelog, dream became reality when they settled into the keeper’s quarters at the Marshall Point Lighthouse in Port Clyde, Maine in 1989. Join the Szelog’s to experience what it’s like to live in an authentic and operating lighthouse on the Maine coast on Monday, December 4, 2017 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at The Lincoln Home.  In a narrated photography presentation based on the Szelog’s book, Our Point of View – Fourteen Years at a Maine Lighthouse, witness the ever changing tide of emotion and drama through compelling stories and extraordinary photographs. This year marks the book’s 10th anniversary of being published by Down East Books. The book has been honored as one of the Best Photo Books by Shutterbug magazine and was the winner of Best Maine-Themed Book in the Maine Literary Awards from the Maine Writers and Publishers Association. The book also is a Gold Medal winner from the Independent Publishers Association.

The Szelog’s home was remote by most people’s standards, yet relatively accessible for a lighthouse station. Sometimes they had only wildlife and passing boats for company, but not for long, because the spell of the lighthouse drew pilgrims in all seasons. People came to rest, to play, to marry, to meditate, and to celebrate – all within view of the keeper’s house and the lenses of Tom’s camera. 

 Thomas Mark Szelog has spent his entire life observing, writing and/or photographing wildlife. He has been a full-time professional photographer for 35 years, specializing in photographing wildlife, nature, and landscapes. He has earned the reputation and is often described as “one of Maine’s most renowned wildlife photographers,” and is a recipient of the Philip Hyde Award, presented annually to a photographer who is working to preserve the condition of the natural environment through the art of photography. Lee Ann is the President of Simply Put, LLC, specializing in presentations on communication, attitude, and human relations. As passionate wildlife advocates, they also work collaboratively, sharing their words and photographs in narrated photography presentations and books to educate and inspire people about the important role our natural world plays in our lives.

The Lincoln Home is located at 22 River Road, in Newcastle. For more information, please contact Rhonda Hanna, Director of Community Life, at 563-3350. This event is free and open to the public.

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11/28: Oyster Harvesting Talk on the Damariscotta River

Join us Tuesday, November 28, from 3:00 to 4:00pm, and learn why the Damariscotta River produces some of the best-tasting oysters. Dana Morse of the Darling Center’s University of Maine Marine Extension Team will talk about the oyster harvesting process. The talk will be held in our living room, which overlooks the oyster farms on the Damariscotta River.
 
The Lincoln Home is located at 22 River Road, in Newcastle. For more information, please contact Rhonda Hanna, Director of Community Life, at 563-3350. This event is free and open to the public.

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11/20: Start the Holiday Season with the Finnish Kanteles at The Lincoln Home

A Kantele is the national folk instrument (lap-harp) of Finland that range from five to thirty-nine strings.  Start your holiday at The Lincoln Home, Monday, November 20, from 3:00 to 4:00pm, with the memorable sounds provided by this talented group of uplifting musicians.
 
The Lincoln Home is located at 22 River Road, overlooking the Damariscotta River, in Newcastle. For more information, please contact Rhonda Hanna, Director of Community Life, at 563-3350. This event is free and open to the public.

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Sacred Pipe of the Americas

 Valerie Lovelace will present, “An Overview for Cultural Awareness” on Monday, October 30, from 3:00 to 4:00pm.
Sometimes mistakenly referred to as a “peace pipe,” the Chanupa, or Sacred Pipe, holds deep 
spiritual meaning for Indigenous cultures across the Americas.  From the creation of stem and bowl, to the many ways Chanupa is used in prayer and ceremony, the Pipe is a spiritual gift for the People and the one who is entrusted with its care and safe-keeping.  Valerie  will share some of the commonly understood concepts and beliefs regarding this spiritual object.  You’ll leave this 
discussion with an enhanced understanding of Chanupa and be able to recognize ways it has been misunderstood or misrepresented in western culture.
 
 
The Lincoln Home is located at 22 River Road, Newcastle. This event is free and open to the public.

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Fall Floral Arranging at The Lincoln Home on Oct. 23

We hope you will join us, along with Shelley from Shelley’s Flowers and Gifts, on Monday, October 23, from 3:00 to 4:00pm.
Shelley, whose floral business is in Waldoboro, will demonstrate ways to arrange the spectacular colors of fall through her flower arranging.  
Come to learn some new ideas and maybe you will be one of the lucky few to take home an arrangement.

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10/16: Historical Talk at The Lincoln Home: A Young Loyalist

 In the spring of 1776, Boston was under siege by American troops.  General Howe, the British Commander, decided to evacuate Boston and move his headquarters to Halifax, Nova Scotia.  Hank Lunn tells the story of his GGGGrandfather, a 16 year old American loyalist, who fervently believed it was wrong to rebel against the king and joined the American Loyalist Irish Volunteers to fight. Join us in our living room, Monday, October 16, from 3:00 to 4:00pm. 

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