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A TIME TO CELEBRATE

Easter fills us with hope and warmth. It is a time to get together with friends, family and loved ones and celebrate this joyful time. Easter Sunday arrives on April 20th this year. It is celebrated in many different ways, depending on family traditions and customs. At Schooner, our residents look forward to a delicious Easter meal, prepared by chef Mike Morton and his culinary staff. Take a look at this year’s menu below.

•Baked tear drop ham with brown sugar glaze

•Seafood stuffed sole with Newburg sauce

•Baked stuffed chicken breast with chive supreme sauce

•Fruited red gelatin salad on mesclun greens

•Cream of tomato soup with a basil chiffonade

•Mashed or Au Gratin potato •Peas & onions

•Butternut squash •Carrots •Fresh green beans

•Strawberry short cake •Ice cream •Fresh fruit

SAWYER PROGRAM

The start of the 2014 Sawyer program season is almost upon us. Their shows are entertaining and give all yet another opportunity to get out and enjoy the fresh air and scenery. Schooner is happy to provide shuttle service to each show. All are free to the public and presented twice a month on Friday from April through October. Programs include narrated travel films, wildlife films, lectures, musicals, magic shows and more. The Schooner shuttle leaves at 1:15 p.m. for the 2:00 p.m. show. Please call the receptionist at 784-2900, ext. 100 to reserve a seat. See your activity calendar for all monthly show information. Enjoy!

Who’s New in the Neighborhood…

Linda Bradford

Jim & Carol Brann

Annette Dallaire

Evelyne Dupuis

Greta Paradis

John Tempesta

 

MARDI GRAS REVIEW

For those of us who were unable to celebrate on Bourbon Street in New Orleans and in keeping with our annual tradition, Schooner celebrated it’s very own annual Mardi Gras festival on March 4th. As usual, Chef Mike Morton and his crew outdid themselves with a delectable New Orleans style buffet feast. Authentic breads and King cakes were flown up from New Orleans! Gus Turbide entertained all with an entertaining keyboard performance while residents and staff alike thoroughly enjoyed themselves! We would like to thank all who attended and hope everyone had a fabulous time!

 

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TIME TO TRAVEL

At Schooner, we have dedicated ourselves to our philosophy: to provide the opportunity to experience a gracious lifestyle for those who desire continued independence through active retirement, to present friendship and a feeling of belonging to a caring and interesting community.  To help fulfill this commitment, we provide wonderful events and day and overnight excursions, giving all who live here the opportunity to be active and enjoy life.  For your “viewing” enjoyment, here are a few photos, including our Fashion Show, Rangeley and Bar Harbor trips.  

SAM THE CAT

We all know him as “Sam the Maintenance Cat” –  he can be seen, every now and then, walking about on the Schooner grounds.  Sam is a stray cat, adopted and taken care of through caring donations from residents and employees.  In order to help him through another winter, Holiday themed coasters, specially made by Schooner Residential Care resident Bob Dunham, are being sold in the display case, located in the Village Green.  We are hoping to purchase a comfy “Igloo shelter” for Sam.  The coasters are being sold – 4 for $10.00.  Also, special orders for coasters can be taken.

Thank you everyone for your support!

MONTHLY GIVE BACK

For the month of October, “The Root Cellar”, in Lewiston, was the destination for our monthly “Give Back” program.  The Root Cellar was established in 1984 in a dirt floor church basement in Portland, Maine. Recognizing the need for a place where teens could come as an alternative to the streets, and in some cases their homes, a handful of volunteers provided a positive place where teens could drop in.

After almost 30 years of hard work and determination, The Root Cellar is still as committed as ever to serving and loving our neighbors, especially the youth.

THANKSGIVING MENU

The holiday season is slowly sneaking up on us. Next month we celebrate Thanksgiving! Here at Schooner we are delighted to provide our residents with the traditional quintessential Thanksgiving dishes. Take a look at the fabulous feast we have in store for you this year!

¨ Roast turkey with sage dressing & gravy

¨ Roast loin of pork with apricot, macadamia, nut, corn bread stuffing with a port wine demi glaze

¨ Baked haddock Nantucket with Costa Brava sauce

¨ Mashed potato, sweet potato, pearl onions

¨ Assorted mini muffins with butter

¨ Cranberry sauce, butternut squash, green beans w/fresh sage, honey glazed carrots

¨ Mixed nuts, assorted pickles & olives, carrots and celery sticks

¨ Fresh fruit cups, tomato bisque

¨ Pecan, chocolate, apple & pumpkin pie, pumpkin ice cream w/whipped cream

¨ Pecan, chocolate cream, apple and pumpkin pie, ice cream

¨ Complimentary wine service

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

We are pleased to announce our Employee of the Month for October, Paula Pratt.  Paula (pictured right) is a CRMA in our Assisted Living Studios.  She was chosen for going above and beyond by showing a truly compassionate act of kindness in an interaction with a resident.  Paula is  a wonderful example of the best in caring, customer service!

EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION 2013

The Village Green was filled to the brim with staff members and residents, attending the 2013 Employee Recognition Ceremony. Awards for years of service and performance were presented … Kudos to all for another great year!  All employees received years of service pins along with a spectacular Schooner jacket. Special recognition was given those who have reached milestone anniversaries for 5, 10, 15 and 20 years. A huge round of applause went out to Chris Boivin, maintenance worker, as he was announced Employee of the Year!  Congratulations Chris, you certainly deserve this year’s title! 

 

 

November 2013 Special Events

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No transportation on Friday, November 29th “Black Friday”

Fri. Nov. 1st 1:15 p.m. – Sawyer Presents: “Mexico – The Bad The Great & The Ugly” by Bill Behrenbruch. For the traveler, a land of adventure, mystery and the unexpected.  Please sign up.

Fri. Nov. 1st 2:30 p.m. – Join Mike Perry in the Tenants Harbor Room as he takes you on a slide show tour of the 2 Cape’s of Massachusetts.

Mon. Nov. 4th –  Goodwill Collection today.  Bring your unwanted clothing to the Tenants Harbor Room for collection.  Please call the front desk if you need help with the pick up, ext. 100.

Tues. Nov. 5th 10:30 a.m. – Live music with Sandy Nisbet in the Village Green.

Tues. Nov. 5th 4:00 p.m. – Live, amazing piano music with Dave Stone.  Castine Living Rm.

Tues. Nov. 5th 6:00 p.m. – Vicki Stuart from Central Maine Credit Union will be here to speak with you about an important issue “Seniors Scams & How to Prevent Them”. Friends & family invited. Tenants Harbor Rm.

Weds. Nov. 6th 10:45 a.m. – The Jubilee Singers are back!  Enjoy their lively, entertaining music in the Village Green.

Weds. Nov. 6th 2:00 p.m. – Enjoy a short ride to Wallingford’s Orchard in Auburn. Cider, apples and donuts galore!  Please sign up.

Thurs. Nov. 7th 2:00 p.m. – Library information talk.  Learn what is available from our local Auburn library.  In the Tenants Harbor Room.

Thurs. Nov. 7th 2:30 p.m. – Live country music with Barry Wood.  In the Village Green.

Fri. Nov. 8th 9:45 a.m. – Lunch Out to “The Dolphin” in Harpswell.  They close a week from tomorrow.  Please sign up.

Mon. Nov. 11th 10:45 a.m. – Celebrate Veterans Day with a Veterans sing-a-long. VG.

Tues. Nov. 12th 2:00 p.m. – Come see a colorful viewing of Schooner pictures, taken during our recent day trips.  Again on the 19th at 3:30 p.m.  THR

Weds. Nov. 13th 9:00 a.m. – Shopping and lunch out to the Maine Mall & Christmas Tree Shop in South Portland. We’ll eat lunch at Wild Willy’s Burgers.  Please sign up.

Weds. Nov. 13th 3:30 p.m. – A “Safe Strides” program, presented by Gentiva Health Care. A personal approach to balance problems. In the Village Green.

Thurs. Nov. 14th 2:30 p.m. – Phil House will be here, in the Castine Living Room to entertain all with a wonderful piano performance.

Thurs. Nov. 14th 5:30 p.m. – Lisa’s homemade turkey dinner stew with stuffing dumplings. Homemade biscuits with cranberry butter included.  Drink and dessert sweets provided.  $6.00.  Please sign up.   THR

Tues. Nov. 19th 2:30 p.m. – Your Tenant Council meets today, hope to see you there!  Vote for officers today.  In the Tenants Harbor Room.

Weds. Nov. 20th 8:45 a.m. – Sign up for a shuttle ride to the Oxford Casino.  Hope you come back a winner!  Back home by 11:45 – 2 hours at Casino.

Weds. Nov. 20th 5:00 p.m. – Pizza is on the menu for supper this evening.  We will be ordering from George’s Pizza.  $5.00 will include pizza, a drink, chips and a cookie.  In the Tenants Harbor Room.

Thurs. Nov. 21st  2:30 p.m. – Live music with Claire Emerson.  In the Village Green.

Thurs. Nov. 21st 3:00 p.m.-  All are welcome to attend our New Tenant Reception.  Meet the new folks who have moved in within the past several months.  Cake and refreshments served. Tenants Harbor Rm.

Mon. Nov. 25th 10:30 a.m. – During the upcoming holiday season of 2013, Kora Temple will hold its 8th Annual FEZtival of Trees. Sign up for a shuttle ride to see the beautiful trees and decorations. A silent auction and craft show.  $2.00 admission. 

Weds. Nov. 27th 11:15 a.m. – Lunch out today to the popular local Chinese place, Wei Lei in Auburn.  Please sign up.

Weds. Nov. 27th 4:00 p.m. – Stop by the Tenants Harbor Room for a “Beer Tasting” event.  Several different selected types of beer will be available for your tasting pleasure.  $5.00 donation to the Camp Sunshine Fund.  Please sign up.

 

October 2013 Special Events

  • Tues. Oct. 1st 10:30 a.m. Live music with Sandy Nisbet in the Village Green.
  • Tues. Oct. 1st 2:00 p.m. Join Mark in the Tenants Harbor Room on a photo slide show journey of our recent trip to Bar Harbor.
  • Weds. Oct. 2nd 9:00 a.m. Sign up for a shuttle ride to beautiful Rangeley.  We’ll do some sight seeing and view the Fall foliage.  Lunch at the Red Onion.  A yearly highlight trip.
  • Thurs.  Oct. 3rd 2:30 p.m. Live country music with Barry Wood.  Village Green.
  • Thurs.  Oct. 3rd 6:15 p.m. Live gospel music with The Dunneman’s.  Village Green.
  • Fri. Oct. 4th 1:15 p.m. Sawyer Presents: “Blazing Paddles” by Gary Warriner.Discover the scenic grandeur of rivers across America. Please sign up.
  • Sat. Oct. 5th 2:30 p.m. An exciting event you won’t want to miss – A Fashion Show – featuring styles from Christopher and Banks.  Refreshments and door prizes.  Please sign up so that we may prepare for adequate seating .  In the Village Green.
  • Tues. Oct. 8th 6:00 p.m. Dr. Thomas Hattan, Medical Director for Gentiva Home Health Services, will be here for part II of his lecture series. “Memory Care Management” will be today’s topic of discussion.  Important information for everyone. Family and friends are welcome.  Please RSVP. Tenants Harbor Room.
  • Weds. Oct. 9th 9:00 a.m. Sign up for a ride to the Animal Farm in Gray.  We’ll have lunch at Cole Farms Restaurant after, at around 11:30. Please sign up.
  • Weds. Oct. 9th 4:00 p.m. Live piano music with Phil House.  In the Camden Living Room.
  • Thurs. Oct. 10th 2:30 p.m. Live music with Thomas Bergier.  In the Village Green.
  • Fri. Oct. 11th 9:00 a.m.  Sign up for the short ride to Wallingford’s Apple Orchard. Browse their store, they have delicious cider and donuts!
  • Tues. Oct. 15th 2:30 p.m. Your Tenant Council meets today.  Tenants Harbor Room.
  • Weds. Oct. 16th 8:00 a.m. Sign up for a ride to Mechanic Falls – we’ll have breakfast at Lisa’s Restaurant.  The food is delicious!
  • Weds. Oct. 16th 1-4 p.m. As part of our October “Employee Appreciation Month” of  special events – test your skills in several “Games of Fun”. VG
  • Thurs. Oct. 17th 2:30 p.m. Live music with Lorna Jollymore.  In the Castine Living Room.
  • Thurs. Oct. 17th 5:00 p.m. Take out night! Lobster rolls from Mac’s Seafood.  Get a cup of fish chowder and a lobster roll for $10.00. RSVP by 10/15. In the Tenants Harbor Room.
  • Fri. Oct. 18th 1:15 p.m. Sawyer Presents: Songs performed by Bryce Libby.  He has performed in musical theater for several years.  Accompanied by Phil House on piano.  Please sign up.
  • Fri. Oct. 18th 3:00 p.m. It’s Mrs. Drinkwater at her finest: Josie Drinkwater delights audiences with her original style of Italian-American humor. This must-see monologue showcases the irascible, sometimes irrational but always funny, Josie Drinkwater. You don’t have to be Italian to share in the fun.  In the Village Green.
  • Sat. Oct. 19th 10-2 p.m. Our annual Craft Fair will be held today in the Village Green. Stop by and browse the tables filled with hand crafted items. A great opportunity for early holiday shopping.
  • Mon. Oct. 21st 2:15 p.m. “Readers Theater” is back.  A comedic presentation of a written work done in a script form.  Come watch the actors as they perform.  Tenants Harbor Room.
  • Weds. Oct. 23rd 11:00 a.m. Lunch out to Davinci’s Italian Restaurant in Lewiston. RSVP
  • Weds. Oct. 23rd  3:00 p.m. All are invited to our annual Staff Appreciation ceremony. VG
  • Thurs. Oct. 24th  1-3 p.m. We’ll be having our flu shot clinic today in the Castine Living Room.  Pre-sign up required.
  • Thurs. Oct. 24th  4:00 p.m. Live music performed by Doug Protsik.  Returning by popular demand, a variety of folk music instruments and music by a talented man.  In the Village Green.
  • Tues. Oct. 29th  6:15 p.m. Live music with Kevin Farley, the Irish music performer. VG
  • Weds. Oct. 30th  4:00 p.m. Dinner out to the Olive Garden in Augusta.  Please sign up.
  • Thurs. Oct. 31st  2:30 p.m. It’s Halloween!  Dress up and come be part of our “Parade of Costumes”, through the Village Green.

 

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October 2013 Schooner Flash

EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION 2013

Can you believe it, the summer absolutely flew by and now it is almost October, the heart of the Fall season. Here at Schooner, the month of October features our annual Employee Recognition Ceremony, which honors all of our staff for their service and exceptional efforts.  The event will take place on Wednesday, October 23rd, at 3:00 p.m. in our Village Green.  Light foods and refreshments will be served at 2:45.  All residents and staff are encouraged to attend.  Below is a list of our scheduled employee events:

¨ October 2nd, Employee Breakfast in the Village Green
¨ October 9th, Scavenger Hunt
¨ October 16th, Game Day in the Village Green
¨ October 23rd, The Ceremony in the Village Green
¨ October 30th, Receive a turkey coupon.

Employees will receive a memo with more details and times for each function. 

A HUGE THANK YOU TO SCHOONER RESIDENT, LUCILLE FRASER

She is a recipient of our “Refer a Neighbor Award” program.

BEAT THE BUG

For the health and convenience of all who live here, a flu clinic is offered for Schooner residents each year.  The 2013 clinic will be held on Thursday, October 24th from 1:00 until 3:00 p.m. in our Castine Living Room.  If you have not already, please check at the front desk for information on signing up.  This will give you the pleasure of knowing you have done    everything you can to make this coming flu season a healthy one.  Help stop an unpleasant respiratory virus from “making the rounds” from person to person in our community.

MONTHLY GIVE BACK

Schooner’s monthly “Give Back” continues;  for the month of September a donation was given to the Trinity Jubilee Center in Lewiston.  With their beginning in 1991, the center focuses on 4 target areas – food security, public health, community education and support and youth development.  Thousands of families have received invaluable support from this crucial organization.

IT’S CRAFT FAIR TIME

Mark the date on your calendars, Saturday, October 19th…for our October craft fair!       Tables will be set up in the Village Green and filled with many hand crafted items, all ready for a little early holiday shopping!  This year you’ll find knitted items, painted glass, cards, Scentsy flameless candles, handcrafted jewelry, plus much more.  We invite everyone to attend.  Our craft fair is open to the public. The fair will open at 10:00 a.m. and last until 2:00 p.m.  Stop by and check it out!

FASHION SHOW

Just a reminder to attend our Fashion Show on Saturday, October 5th in the Village Green at 2:30.  Refreshments and door prizes!

FALL LECTURE SERIES

All are invited to attend Part II of our Fall Lecture Series with Dr. Thomas Hattan. He will speak on “Memory Care Management”, Tuesday, October 8th from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m., in our Tenants Harbor Room. Dr. Hattan is the Medical Director for Gentiva Home Health Services and is Certified in Geriatric, Internal and Palliative/Hospice  Medicines.                     

We hope to see you there. Please RSVP at  784-2900. Hors d’oeuvres provided by Schooner Estates.

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

Our Employee of the Month winner for September is Christine LeBlanc.  Christine is a CRMA and works in Assisted Living.  She was chosen for going above and beyond by demonstrating great care and compassion while assisting a resident in need. Congratulations Christine!

NEVER STOP LEARNING

Our Schooner hosted, senior college classes are underway.  Two intellectually stimulating classes are being offered: “What It Means to be Human-Life’s Lessons from the Frontiers of Science” and “U.S. National Parks”.  We hope you are one of the lucky ones who signed up!  Both classes are being held in our Tenants Harbor Room. Coffee and Danish are provided for all attendees, conveniently located in our Camden coffee bar area for the morning break. 

Have fun learning, after all there are no tests or homework!         

 

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