22 River Road, Newcastle, ME 04553

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

Since 1927

Everyone Plays Ball!!!!

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.

When the game is over, everyone comes in tired, more from laughing than playing! The group gathers together for a picnic lunch of hot dogs, sauerkraut, and Ice cream sandwiches for dessert. 
 
Whether we are nine or ninety we all need to play, be with friends, and have fun. At the Lincoln Home, we celebrate family, friendships, and promote joyful and abundant living each and every day.

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6/24: Learn About the History of Waldoboro

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.

 

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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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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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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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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Free Workshop for Businesses: Learn Communication Skills for Customers with Dementia

The Lincoln Home is strongly motivated to teach others how to improve the lives of people with dementia by helping them to feel safe, secure and treated with dignity in our local banks, shops, stores, restaurants and other places of business. They are offering two free customer service training workshops to be held at 22 River Road, Newcastle. Choose either MAY 8 or MAY 15, from 1:30 – 3:30pm.

Employees will learn skills to help understand and communicate compassionately to customers with dementia. Effectively set up a win/win environment by reducing anxiety and building bridges for a positive outcome.

Towns and cities across our nation are embracing the concept of “Dementia Friendly Communities.” The Lincoln Home is advocating for all businesses, town officials and community leaders to participate in efforts to create a Dementia Friendly Lincoln County. T

o sign up for one of the workshops, or to learn more about family caregiver classes, contact Steve Raymond, 563-3350 or steve@lincoln-home.org. Harbor View Cottage, a unique Memory Loss Community at The Lincoln Home, supports both the caregiver and loved one with Memory Day programs, respite stays and full-time care.

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4/29: Backyard Honey Bees and Pollinators Presentation

Jean Vose is an experienced Master Gardener, certified horticulturist and backyard beekeeper living in Nobleboro where she has created gardens to attract pollinators as well as the other beneficial creatures.  The original homestead, established in 1910, features a farmhouse of that era bounded by over 10 acres of open fields and mixed woods.  The gardens feature vegetables, herbs, ornamental grasses, trees, and shady spots.  Most of her gardens have been established for over 15 years.  A beehive in the garden ensures a good seed crop and fresh honey for the table.
 
Vose will present a slideshow on Monday, April 29, at 3:00pm at the Lincoln Home. She will provide a brief history of beekeeping in America; how and when honey bees arrived.  Vose will provide information and how-to hints on how to keep bees in your back yard and how to encourage other pollinators.  She will introduce local pollinators including, but not limited to, native bees, other insects, birds, butterflies and even bats.  She will also talk about the plants needed to draw and sustain these important pollinators.  Informational handouts will be available.  
 
Vose has been a backyard beekeeper since 1986 keeping and managing honey bee hives in her backyard apiary for pollination and honey which is available at her dooryard.  She and her late husband, after relocating to Maine in 1998, created a beekeeping school in 2001.  From this school, Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers (KLCB) was launched in 2003.  
 
She keeps busy with activities in the Knox & Lincoln Counties Master Gardeners, Knox-Lincoln County Beekeepers, Knox-Lincoln Soil and Water Conservation District, the Maine State Beekeeping Association, Nobleboro Historical Society, and First Baptist Church of Waldoboro.  
 
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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