September 2013 Special Events

  • Tues. Sep. 3rd 10:30 a.m. Live music with Sandy Nesbit. In the Village Green.
  • Tues. Sep. 3rd 4:00 p.m. Live piano music with Dave Stone. Camden Living Room.
  • Weds. Sep. 4th 8:30 a.m. Lunch out to Dimillo’s Floating restaurant, after a 2.5 hour relaxing cruise around Casco Bay. The mailboat visits all the Islands while you sit back and watch. Please sign up, seating limited – cruise cost: $14.00.
  • Weds. Sep. 4th 10:45 a.m. Upbeat, lively music with the Jubilee Singers. Village Green.
  • Thurs. Sep. 5th 2:30 p.m. Live country music with Barry Wood. In the Village Green.
  • Fri. Sep. 6th 9 am-noon We’re having a Bake Sale this morning in the Village Green. Come sniff, smell and buy some wonderful home baked goodies. All proceeds to benefit the American Heart Assoc.
  • Fri. Sep. 6th 1:15 p.m. Sawyer Presents: A father and son duo, Averill and Ralph Lovely playing a mixture of Bluegrass & Country music. RSVP
  • Fri. Sep. 6th 2:15 p.m. Movie – “Operation Petticoat” – the Navy’s pink submarine with Carey Grant and Tony Curtis – “Comedy”. Theater Room. Repeated on Monday, September 9th at 10:30.
  • Tues. Sep. 10th 5:00 p.m. Hot Dog Night – for $2.00, you will receive a hot dog, chips, drink and a cookie. Please sign up at the front desk. THR.
  • Weds. Sep. 11th 9:30 a.m. Lunch Out to Old Orchard Beach for sightseeing and Ken’s outstanding seafood. Please sign up.
  • Thurs. Sep. 12th 2:30 p.m. Live piano music with Phil House. In the Camden Living Room.
  • Thurs. Sep. 12th 5:00 p.m. Sign up for a shuttle ride to Jan Upham’s camp. Enjoy a pleasant visit along with snacks and refreshments.
  • Fri. Sep. 13th 9:00 a.m. Take the short ride to Oxford Casino on this “Lucky” Day. Play for a couple hours and come home a winner (we hope). Back at 12:30 p.m. Please sign up.
  • Fri. Sep. 13th 2:30 p.m. It’s Friday the 13th and what would it be without a few ghost stories around the camp fire! Join Mark in the THR.
  • Sun. Sep. 15th 9:30 a.m. The Heart Walk takes place today. Join us for the slow, flat 1 mile walk. It’s FUN! See Mark for details.
  • Tues. Sep. 17th 2:30 p.m. First Tenant Council Meeting of the Fall season. In the THR.
  • Tues. Sep. 17th 6:00 p.m. Dr. Thomas Hattan, Medical Director for Gentiva Home Health Services, will be here for an open discussion of dementia, important information for everyone. Family and friends are welcome. Please RSVP. Tenants Harbor Room.
  • Weds. Sep. 18th LUNCH All are welcome to the September barbecue, our last of the season. All residents please come at your regular lunch time. Friends and family are invited, all you can eat. Guest ticket price: $14.00. (Please sign up guests). Held in the front yard.
  • Thurs. Sep. 19th 2:30 p.m. Live keyboard music with Ron Niggle. In the Village Green.
  • Thurs. Sep. 19th 3:30 p.m. Join your neighbors in the Tenants Harbor Room for an interesting and informative, Round Table discussion.
  • Thurs. Sep. 19th 5:30 p.m. Gourmet Dessert night, featuring Mark’s famous Apple Crisp with ice cream. $5.00 to the Heart Fund. Please sign up.
  • Fri. Sep. 20th 1:15 p.m. Sawyer presents: “Southern Europe”, a journey presented by Marlin Darrah, filled with cinematography & music. RSVP
  • Mon. Sep. 23rd 3:45 p.m. Live music with the Church Belles. In the Village Green.
  • Weds. Sep. 25th 8:00 a.m. Breakfast Out at Silva’s of Auburn. Please sign up.
  • Weds. Sep. 25th 2:30 p.m. Larry Gowell is back to perform for you in our Village Green. He will sing many of your favorite, well known songs.
  • Thurs. Sep. 26th 2:30 p.m. Live music with Roger Renaud. In the Village Green.
  • Fri. Sep. 27th 12:00 p.m. Everyone’s favorite, a Lobster Bake, held on the Residential Care Patio. One lobster, one lb. clams, corn on the cob, potato, butter, drink and a cookie. Please sign up and pay at the front desk — $16.00. Enjoy!

September 2013 Special Events

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September 2013 Schooner Flash


September is slowly creeping up on us, and before we know it, we will be picking apples, buying pumpkins and pulling out all of our Fall decorations from years past. Wednesday, September 18th is the scheduled date for our final barbecue of the season. In cele-bration of Maine’s September and October harvest time, our barbecue theme has been titled “Country Farm Harvest Buffet”. So dust off your straw hats and flannel shirts and dress for the occasion! We would be happy to have your friends and family in attendance, to celebrate the day with you. Tickets are available at the front desk for $14.00. Copies of the barbecue menu will be available soon, check at the front desk for a copy.

The first annual “Maine Seniors Day” has been signed in to law and will take place this year on Saturday, September 14, 2013. “This is a great opportunity to show all seniors our appreciation for their service and contributions to the state of Maine. Maine Seniors Day serves as much more than just a symbol. Having an official day gives everyone of us the opportunity to recognize their achievements and raise awareness about the issues they face”, a note from David Nealley, publisher of Maine Seniors Magazine. In celebration of the day, Schooner will be distributing carnations to all of their residents.


In continuation of Schooner’s 25th Anniversary celebration of community “Give Backs”, we are proud to have donated a check in the amount of $500.00 to the “Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Services”.

This essential organization serves the Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties.


Schooner is proud to be assembling a team this year to participate in the AHA, 2013 Central Maine Heart Walk. Our goal is to encourage everyone to build healthier lives by incorporating Wellness activities into their daily routine. This special event will be held on Sunday, September 15th at 9:30 a.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. The events of the day include a slow paced 1-mile walk, a 5K walk or fun run. Healthy food, health screenings, music and activities will also be in abundance! Give the Schooner front desk a call to sign up. If you have any questions, we have two team captains available to help, Donna Vachon and Mark Prevost. Keep fit and stay healthy!

Schooner will be offering a Memory Care, Fall Lecture Series, held on the following two Tuesdays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. in our Tenants Harbor Room.

  • September 17th: “It’s Not Always What You Think: Facts and Myths About Dementia”.
  • October 8th: “Memory Care Management”.

Our featured guest speaker will be Dr. Thomas Hattan, Medical Director for Gentiva Home Health Services. Dr. Hattan is Certified in Geriatric, Internal and Palliative/Hospice Medicines. He serves on the faculty of CMMC Residency Program & CMMC. If you would like to attend, please RSVP at 784-2900. Hors d’oeuvres provided by Schooner Estates.


Our Employee of the Month Winner for August is Jerene Stump (pictured left & Tricia Morasse, our Residential Care Administrator). Jerene works as a PSS in our Residential Care Unit. She was chosen for her friendly attitude and willingness to always give extra help when needed. Congratulations Jerene!


It is that time of year when we all start to think about switching from summer to Fall attire. Speaking of attire, Schooner has an upcoming Fashion Show scheduled for Saturday, October 5th, complete with an Emcee! The talent search is pretty much complete and fifteen models will be wearing outfits from the popular Christopher and Banks clothing store. You will be entertained with music and served light foods and refreshments. A special drawing for a gift basket will be available. Hope to see you on the runway! More information to follow next month.


Our August barbecue has come and gone, and it went off without a hitch. The weather was great and we had a perfect location, right next to our beautiful Residential Care patio.

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