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The Schooner Flash

November 2015
Issue 92

Writers: Your Schooner Team
Technical Editor: Sue O’Brien

Inside this Issue

• Thanksgiving Menu
• Welcome
• Free Movies
• Books are Fun Event
• Baby News
• Concert
• Veteran’s Day

 

Thanksgiving at Schooner

It’s coming! November 26, 2015. The holiday season, beginning with Thanksgiving, is quickly making its way upon us! Here at Schooner, we are already starting to think about such events as we plan our holiday parties and the festive foods that go along with them.

Our beautiful dining rooms provide an atmosphere of warmth and cheerfulness, especially during the holidays. The menu is all set for the fabulous feast that our culinary staff has in store for you this year. We look forward to making your day special.

Appetizers
Tomato Bisque w/Basil Oil
Or
Spinach Salad w/Cranberries, Almonds, Bleu Cheese, and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Entrées
Roast Turkey w/Sage Dressing
Roast Pork Loin w/Cornbread Stuffing and Port Wine Demi-glace
Seafood Newburg on a Puff Pastry Shell

Side Dishes
Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potatoes
Green Beans w/Sage
Honey Glazed Carrots
Butternut Squash
Pearl Onions
Desserts
Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Chocolate Cream Pie
Maple Walnut Ice Cream

All Tables Set With a Relish Tray and Assorted Mini Muffins w/ Whipped Sweet Butter

 

Who’s New in the Neighborhood…

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our community!

• Maurice Duguay, apt. 526
• Winston & Mary Greaton, apt. 629
• Doris Harmon, stu. 204
• Gerard & Annette Richards, apt. 327
• Paul Rodrigue, Residential Care C108
• Phyllis Splain, apt. 620

Calling All Movie Buffs!

Flagship Cinemas “FREE Tuesday” Classic Early Bird movies has started for the Fall season. All you need to do is sign up at our front desk. We’ll take you over at 9:45 a.m. for the 10:00 a.m. show time, and pick you up when the movie is over. Here is the November list:
*November 3rd – ”South Pacific” (1958)
*November 10th – “Memphis Belle” (1990)
*November 17th – ”Dirty Dancing” (1987)
*November 24th – “Big” (1988)

 

Baby News!

Congratulations to Schooner nurse Katelyn Sanford and her husband Cole on their tiny new addition! Baby Corbin Arthur Sanford was born in early October, weighing in at 8 lbs., 8 oz. Mother and baby are both doing well!

Katelyn will return in a few months. Until then, we are pleased to welcome nurse Theresa Haggett to the team!

 

~ A MAINTENANCE NOTE ~

For the approaching winter months…
If you must open your windows, please open them from the top only, to keep pipes from freezing. Thank you!

 

AN AFTERNOON OF MAGIC

Attention all Schooner residents…
A breathtaking musical event awaits you! Sign up for a wonderful trip to Portland’s Merrill Auditorium to see a performance of “The Magic of Christmas”. Let the Portland Symphony Orchestra sweep you up into the magic of the season! Call the front desk and reserve your ticket now. We have booked seats for this seasons performance for Friday, December 18th at 2:00 p.m. Tickets will be $43 each.

As an added treat, we will be stopping for lunch along the way, leaving Schooner at 10:30 a.m.

This is an amazing event with something for everyone. Don’t miss it!

 

Time to Change the Clocks!

Daylight Saving Time ends on Sunday, November 1st…
Don’t forget to set your clocks back one hour on Saturday night, October 31st. We all deserve an extra hour of sleep!

 

Coming Soon

Schooner is happy to be hosting a “Books Are Fun” event. The fair will be loaded with books and gifts from hundreds of great publishers like Reader’s Digest, Penguin, Time, Simon & Schuster and many more! Packed with books and gifts all at great discounts of 30, 40 and even 50 percent off of the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, you are sure to find something special. So stop by and browse through their many items!

The fair will be held in our Village Green on Thursday and Friday, November 19th and 20th, starting at 9:00 a.m.

 

Veteran’s Day 2015

Veteran’s day is Wednesday, November 11th. This year, it has special significance, as 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, arguably the single most defining event of the twentieth century. This war, and the events surrounding it, shaped the lives of an entire generation, both here in the U.S. and abroad.

Over one hundred thousand Mainers served in World War II, including many of our Schooner Estates residents. We offer our thanks on this special anniversary Veteran’s day, and all throughout the year. Also, join our own Judy Kuhn in a Veteran’s Day sing-a-long in the Village Green at 10:30 a.m. on November 11th.

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THE SCHOONER FLASH

October 2015
Issue 91

Writers: Your Schooner Team
Technical Editor: Sue O’Brien

Inside This Issue
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• Staff Appreciation
• Flu Shots
• Welcome
• Craft Fair
• BBQ Photos
• 100th Birthday
• Cards & Coupons

 

2015 STAFF APPRECIATION CEREMONY

The arrival of October quickly brings about the excitement of the Fall season with its crisp cool nights and colorful foliage. Here at Schooner, along with the arrival of Fall comes our annual Employee Appreciation Awards Ceremony. This is a fun celebration in honor of the hard work and dedication that comes from our staff, 365 days a year!

This year’s ceremony will be Thursday, October 29th at 2:30 p.m. in our Village Green. Our annual Employee Recognition Ceremony honors all Schooner staff for their service and exceptional efforts.

Light foods and refreshments will be served at 2:15. All residents and staff are encouraged to attend.

“THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SATISFACTION IN THE WORLD IS WHEN SOMEONE APPRECIATES YOUR WORK”.

FOR YOUR HEALTH…

The Schooner Flu Clinic will be from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Thursday October 8th in the Castine Living Room. Androscoggin Home Health will be here to give Schooner residents the shots. Please sign up with the front desk if you are interested.
Flu shots 2nd week in October….

Who’s New in the Neighborhood…

• William “Bud” Lewis apt. 624
• Georgette Pelletier stu. 110
• Lawrence & Carol Strout apt. 326

Our Annual Craft Fair

Now that Labor Day is over, it’s time to save the date for our Annual Craft Fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 17th. It’s an exciting event that features the talents and wares handcrafted by our own residents and outside vendors alike. Tables will be set up in the Village Green and filled with many hand crafted items, all ready for a little early holiday shopping! We may still have a few tables left to rent, please check with Mark Prevost our Resident Services Director for more information. We invite everyone to attend. Our craft fair is open to the public.

Also, we have a raffle going on featuring some gorgeous handmade items: A quilt, an afghan, an apron and a table runner (both together) and mittens. If you haven’t already, stop by the front desk and purchase a ticket or two! $1.00 per chance or six for $5.00. The drawing will be held on October 17th at the Craft Fair.

100 YEARS YOUNG

Once again, Schooner had the honor of celebrating a birthday for a new Centenarian Club member. The first and only requirement of our Centenarian Club is: Live to 100. Barbara Trask, who resides in our assisted living studios, has reached this milestone age.

ACTIVITIES NEEDS YOUR HELP

Stop! Don’t throw away those old Christmas, birthday cards, etc. Our Village Green craft group is looking for donations of unwanted greeting cards in order to transform them into attractive “crafty” creations!

They are also collecting unwanted coupon inserts, from your weekend newspapers. The residents of Castine will be clipping them and making them accessible to staff as a thank you for all they do.

Please drop off these items to the reception desk. Thank you for participating – we certainly appreciate it!

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The Schooner Flash

September 2015
Issue 90

Writers: Your Schooner Team
Technical Editor: Sue O’Brien
Inside This Issue
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Oktoberfest Barbeque
Heartwalk 2015
Welcome
Fall Senior College
Bar Harbor Trip
August Barbeque Photos
100th Birthday
Pancake Breakfast

 

OKTOBERFEST BARBEQUE

Get ready for our Fall barbeque, “Oktoberfest”, scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th. It’s our last cookout of the season, held in the Fall, Maine’s most beautiful time of the year, with the beginning of striking Autumn colors and cool nights. Invite family and friends to attend and spend the afternoon! Please call our front desk at 784-2900 to reserve guest tickets.
M e n u
•Pretzels with Mustard Dip •Beer and Cheese Soup
•Reuben Pizzas
•Cider Braised Brats and Knockwurst with Sauerkraut
•Pastry Wrapped Salmon with Mustard Dill Sauce
•Porter Braised Beef Brisket
•German Potato Salad •Cucumbers in Mustard Dressing
•Potato Pancakes
•Braised Red Cabbage
•German Chocolate Cake •Linzer Tart
•Fresh Fruit Cup with Yogurt Dressing

CENTRAL MAINE HEARTWALK 2015

On Sunday, September 13th, starting at 9:30 a.m., the “Central Maine Heart Walk” will be held. Schooner is sponsoring two teams of 10 people each, to participate in this worthwhile walk. One or three mile routes will be offered. Check with Mark for more details. And one more thing…get your walking shoes ready!

Who’s New in the Neighborhood…

It is with great pleasure that we
welcome you to our community!

•Ann Bickford stu. 209
•Connie Gordon apt. 426
•Beverley Heath apt. 610
•Eleanor Mitchell Residential Care B103
•Louise Morgan stu. 116
•Henrietta Taft apt. 520

FALL SENIOR COLLEGE

Get a head start on registering for three upcoming Fall senior college courses. Here are each of the classes and their starting dates:
•September 22nd through November 10th, 8 Tuesdays. “You and Your Brain, and How to Optimize its Fitness”,
•September 24th through October 29th, 6 Thursdays. ”Made in Maine: The Artists who brought Maine to Life”.
•October 1st through October 22nd, 4 Thursdays. “U.S. National Parks”.

Since all classes are Schooner hosted, this is a great amenity and convenience for you, our residents! For information and class availability for each course, see Mark Prevost our Resident Services Director. Also, pick up a copy of the new Fall 2015 catalog at the Camden office. As always, there are no tests or homework.

Coffee and Danish are provided for all attendees, conveniently located in our Camden coffee bar area for the morning break. You are here to enjoy life and Schooner has it all right here!

100 YEARS YOUNG

So far, this summer has been quite busy for Schooner with the honor of inducting new members into its distinguished Centenarian Club. Schooner Camden resident, Irving Isaacson was welcomed into the club in recognition of his “100th”, August 7th birthday! He celebrated the big day with family at a local restaurant. He is the 3rd new member we have welcomed within the past several months.

Congratulations Mr. Isaacson!

A TRIP DOWNEAST

A fabulous 3 day, 2 night trip to the quaint, seaside village of Bar Harbor is scheduled for September 22nd, 23rd and 24th. Included is a two night stay in a local Inn, scenic tours, shopping and fine restaurant dining. Bar Harbor’s glorious seasonal Fall weather awaits! Memos will be distributed with all details of the trip.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST – COME HUNGRY!

Have you purchased your ticket yet? It’s just about time for us to line up the griddles and pull out the pancake recipes! Our 2015 fundraiser Pancake Breakfast will be held on Wednesday, September 9th. This tasty event will be held from 6:45 a.m. through 9:00 a.m. in our Village Green. Choose from a wide variety of meat, fruit and syrup toppings. Friends and family are invited. Tickets are available at the front desk for $5.00 per person.

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August 2015
Issue 89

Inside This Issue
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· Open House
· Welcome
· Auburn Community Band
· Car Wash Fundraiser
· August Barbeque
· 100th Birthday
· July BBQ Review

OPEN HOUSE

Please join us for an Open House event on Saturday, August 15th. Bring a friend or relative and come spend the day at Schooner Estates. It’s a great way to be introduced to our community and all that it has to offer. The schedule below will help you to plan your time for the day. Staff will be available throughout the day to give tours, answer your questions and help you find a scheduled event. We can’t wait to meet you! Our Open House hours are 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with tours all day.

•10:30 a.m.
Educational Session by Life Care Funding (using your life insurance policy to help care for you now).
Held in the Tenants Harbor Room.

•11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cookout held outside of the main entrance

•2:30 p.m.
Root beer floats and special musical guests, The 60’s Invasion Band, out front.

“The 60s Invasion” is a flashback to all your favorite radio hits from the 1960s and early 1970s. Join them on memory lane with the sounds of your favorite TV shows and the history of Rock and Roll. Bring your singing voices and clap along as the band backs the audience up on your favorite tunes!

Who’s New in the Neighborhood…

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our community!

¨ Mary Fullerton apt. 621
¨ Glen & Rachel Hayes apt. 313
¨ Roland Jordan studio 106
¨ Ken & Gail Roberts apt. 532
¨ Juliette Simard apt. 326
¨ Katharine Stevens apt. 624
¨ Camilla Vassar apt. 527

A MUST-SEE PERFORMANCE!

The Auburn Community Band will perform at Schooner in the courtyard on Wednesday, August 26th at 6:30 p.m. They will play many of your favorite, well known songs, popular with both young and old. A performance sure to delight all! Refreshments available with profits to the American Heart Association.

 

100 HAPPY BIRTHDAY WISHES

Our distinguished Centenarian Club has a new member. Our own Hope Weston was officially inducted into the club in July. Her family held a special party for her right here at Schooner. She was entertained with music, a “roast”, family & guests galore and a cake to honor her for a lifetime of wonderful experiences and accomplishments. Congratulations Hope for reaching this important milestone!
If you are looking for a special card for any occasion, check out Hope Weston’s line of hand made cards. You will see a beautiful assortment located in our Village Green display case. 100% of the card price goes to Camp Sunshine.

 

FUNDRAISER EVENT…Dirty cars wanted!

Mark your calendars for Tuesday, August 11th, from 10-2 p.m., Schooner is holding a car wash. A $5.00 donation for the wash will go to the American Heart Association.

COME TO THE AUGUST BARBEQUE!

August will feature our third barbecue of the season, “Texas Jazz Barbeque”, on Wednesday, August 5th. Feel free to dress in a “jazzy” outfit, of your choosing! As always, relatives and friends are invited. Pick up a ticket for them at the front desk.

Salads

*Green Onion Slaw
*Ranch Potato Salad
*Marinated Cucumber Salad

Mains

*St. Louis BBQ Pork Ribs
*Pulled BBQ Chicken
*Smoked Beef Brisket
*Fried Catfish Nuggets

 

Sides

*Hickory Baked Beans
*Mac & Cheese
*Corn on the Cobb

 

Desserts

*Bourbon Peach Cobbler
*Lemon Blueberry Cake
*Watermelon Slice

 

Stars and Stripes BBQ

July, the stars and stripes month, brought out a flurry of folks to our “Americana BBQ” on July 8th. The weather did not cooperate fully but that did not dampen the festivities – our Village Green was decorated in all of the official colors. The food, prepared by Chef Seth Lyons and his amazing culinary staff, was extremely tasty! Musician Roger Renaud entertained all with a fabulous performance.

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July 2015

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· Americana Barbeque
· Welcome
· June Photos
· Father’s Day Photos
· Summer Health Tips
· Open House

“Stars and Stripes” American Barbecue

It’s time to celebrate Independence, Patriotism, all things American – and few things are truly more American than barbeque! This is the theme of our second outdoor get together of the season and we hope to see everyone dressed in their red, white and blues to help celebrate the day! Please call the front desk at 784-2900 to pick up a guest ticket for family and friends. Have a happy 4th!

Americana BBQ Menu

Salads

Tossed
Balsamic Cucumber and Tomato
Fresh Fruit
Macaroni with Shrimp and Peas

Mains

Southern Fried Chicken
Mini Cheeseburgers
Ball Park Sausages
Bacon Wrapped Shrimp Skewers
Blackie’s Corn on the Cob
Cheddar Shoestring Au Gratins

 

Desserts

Apple Pie with Ice Cream
Strawberry Shortcake
Watermelon

Who’s New in the Neighborhood…

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our community!
• Doris Fisher apartment 312
• Ralph & Hazel Gould apartment 432
• Carl Harrigan apartment 626
• Ella Morse studio 107
• Virginia Stone apartment 528
• Jacqueline Whirley apartment 411

 

THE SEASON HAS BEGUN

Here at Schooner we provide a wide variety of scheduled activities for residents to choose from each day and throughout the month. From musical events, day and overnight trips, theme barbeques plus much more, we have something for everyone. Our residents had a great time celebrating our first cookout of the season, on June 17th, Hawaiian style! Below are photos from a two night trip to the Berkshires and our June cookout.

 

SUMMER HEALTH TIPS

Preparation and moderation are the key regarding enjoying time outdoors during the summer months. By following some common sense tips, we can all more fully enjoy the good summer weather and avoid over exposure to the sun and heat.

– – What’s The Hurry? — Summer should be enjoyed, so why rush? The faster you move the more your body heats, especially in warm weather.

— Shade — Plan outdoor activities for cooler early morning hours. Look for shaded areas such as a covered porch or under a tree to enjoy an activity. Heat can impact seniors as easily indoors as it can outdoors, so be sure air conditioning is used. Lower shades to keep light and heat out.

— A Need to Hydrate — Ice cream, popsicles and other frozen treats are refreshing on a warm day. Also, drink plenty of water, juice and sports drinks while avoiding caffeine. Here at Schooner, check out our Brass Rail Café in the Village Green and the Camden coffee bar area. We have cool drinks available daily. Stay hydrated and stay healthy!

SAVE THE DATE

This year’s open house will be happening Saturday, August 15th. We want YOU involved! We are looking to showcase the talents, interests and lifestyles of our Schooner Residents with tables to show off crafts, artwork, memorabilia and more. If you have an idea of what to share, please contact Mark ASAP as space will be limited and we won’t be able to use every idea this time around. Also, please invite your friends and family to share in the fun!

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JUNE 2015

Issue 87

 

Inside This Issue

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  • Hawaiian BBQ
  • Welcome
  • June Trip
  • Senior Advisor
  • Mother’s Day Photos
  • Happy 100th Birthday
  • A Special Recipe

 

Hawaiian Barbecue

For many people, young and old, barbeque season is a favorite late spring, summer and early Fall pastime. Our official   Schooner barbeque theme days have been decided and we are excited to share the dates with you. We hope this will help you to plan ahead, in order to not miss a single one! These wonderful events, shared with family and friends are something to look forward to.

Our “Hawaiian” barbeque, to be held on Wednesday, June 17 will be our first outdoor event. As always, friends and family are invited. Just call the front desk at 784-2900 to pick up your guest ticket. We look forward to seeing you there. Also, feel free to dress to the theme of the day.   And one last thing – Have a   wonderful day!

Here are our next 3 dates:

July 8th:  Americana BBQ
August 15th: OPEN HOUSE events.
September 16th: Oktoberfest BBQ

Hawaiian Luau Buffet

Salads:

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
Coconut Sweet Potato Salad
Tropical Fruit Salad
Field Greens with Macadamia and Mango Vinaigrette

 

Mains:

Pulled Caribbean Jerk Pork Sliders with Caramelized Pineapple
Lime Ponzu Tuna KaBobs
Huli Huli Grilled Chicken
Island Style Fried Rice
Hawaiian Mixed Vegetables

Finale

Coconut Cream Pie and Hawaiian Wedding Cake

 

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21st. Schooner will be taking the annual photo. All Schooner gentlemen are welcome to be in the picture on June 16th. See your June      calendar for times and locations.

 

Who’s New in the Neighborhood…

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our community!

 

* Aline Fournier apartment 421
* Eileen Young apartment 426

 

We can’t wait!

A special mini vacation is planned for June 2015. Mark Prevost, our Resident Services Director and his wife Lisa will host a three day get away to the beautiful Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Schooner residents will enjoy a two night hotel stay in Deerfield. Shopping, eating out, a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Yankee Candle factory store and touring the spectacular, picturesque scenery are all included in this trip. If you are interested in going, please check with Mark to see if there are any openings left.

They will be leaving at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9th and returning on Thursday, June 11th.

 100 Years Young on May 17th

Schooner had the honor of welcoming a new member to our distinguished Centenarian Club. A very special resident, Lillian Auchterlonie has been inducted into the club. Being the center of attention during meal time, Lillian was awarded and graciously accepted an engraved plaque and a celebratory cake. Fellow residents and Schooner staff were there to join in the celebration.

This inspirational club was created several years ago to recognize all of our residents as they reach the wonderful milestone of 100 years of age, while residing in our community.

Congratulations Lillian! We all look forward to celebrating future birthdays with you!

 

A Special Recipe

Schooner Residents got a special treat this month when Jackie Fortunato joined Chef Todd in the kitchen to teach him how to make her very own authentic Italian tomato sauce to be used at lunch the next day. The reviews are in: It was delicioso!

 

SeniorAdvisor.com Review

Did you know that SeniorAdvisor.com is the definitive website for reviews of Senior Living Communities? It’s a great tool for people who aren’t sure where to turn when it’s time to make a move. We need your help to fill that site with helpful reviews that tell people what living at Schooner Estates is really like. To leave us a review on the site, fill out the review form that was delivered with your Flash Newsletter and turn it in to Mark or the Front Desk, or call (866) 614-6138 toll-free to leave a review over the phone! If you’re tech-savvy, you can even go straight to SeniorAdvisor.com and post a review right on your computer!

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• Honor Flight
• Welcome
• Mother’s Day Photos
• Children Perform
• Elvis Review
• Cynthia Peer
• Garden Plots

 

Honor Flight

 

On Sunday, April 12th, Schooner sponsored a screening of the docu-mentary Honor Flight at the Franco American Heritage Center as part of the Emerge Film Festival. The documentary is about the non-profit group of the same name which flies World War II Veterans, free of charge, to the World War II memorial which opened in 2004.
This special film festival event featured a salute to our armed forces, a screening of a short introductory film about why Schooner Estates decided to be a sponsor, and a question and answer panel after the mov-ie. Schooner’s film featured our own residents saying the pledge of allegiance as well as snippets from interviews with several of our community’s World War II veterans, and staff commentary. Schooner was represented at the question and answer panel by our very own Irving Grant, who was one of two Schooner resi-dents to attend Honor Flight Maine’s Inaugural flight last year. Irving was joined on stage by Honor Flight’s founder, Earl Morse, and the documentary’s director, Dan Hayes.

If you were unable to attend this event, don’t miss the screen-ings of Honor Flight that will take place right here at Schooner on May 1st through 5th. See your May calendar for dates and times.

Who’s New in the Neighborhood…

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the community.

• Alice Briggs apartment 302
• Jean Hathorne apartment 311
• Joan Libby apartment 411
• Robert & Lucile Parker apartment 423
• Lucille Popadak studio 107

Ladies, It’s Your Day

 

Here at Schooner we are proud to set aside a special day and time to honor all Schooner la-dies, with our annual “Mother’s Day Photo”. The big day is right around the corner. Photos will be taken on Tuesday, May 5th. Below are the times and locations for this years photos.
•At 11:00 a.m. in the Village Green for our Res-idential Care and Studio residents.
•At 1:00 in the Memory Care neighborhood.
•At 2:15 p.m. in the Tenants Harbor Room for all apartment residents.
Everyone in the photo will receive a copy. All ladies are invited, we hope to see you there.
Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Children Perform

 

You’ll want to watch and hear this performance of the Maine Stage Academy. These students are from age 6 – 14 years old, they practice to sing, dance and act, to entertain their audienc-es.
They return to Schooner on Saturday after-noon, May 16th at 2:30 in the Village Green. “We remember how well behaved they were and how well they performed” said Schooner resident, Dot Larrabee.

A Visit by Cynthia Peer

 

On Wednesday, May 6th at 4:00 in our Tenants Harbor Room, Cynthia Peer will be here to enlighten us with an educational, visual presentation. Her program will feature “The Women of Impressionist”. You will view a beautiful slide show as the history of the Impressionist Movement 1874-1886 and its famous female artists unfolds. Hear the biog-raphy and see the beauti-ful works of art by these most famous and coura-geous women. Meet Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Eva Gonzales and Marie Bracquemond!
We guarantee you will be entertained and edu-cated as she brings these stories of art to life.

Keep Calm & Garden On…

 

Soon it will be time to think about planting your garden, no matter how big or small. Memorial Day, which is the official time to start planting outdoors, arrives on Monday, May 25th. Schooner has several raised garden plots that are used by residents for growing flowers and vegetables. Check with Mark Prevost, our Resident Services Director, for more infor-mation on garden plot availability. The plots are located behind Schooner on the fire road.

Elvis Review!

 

Schooner residents and visitors were treated to an exciting “Elvis” performance by EP Rock (Don Boudreau). Don is a solo Elvis Tribute Artist from Sidney, Maine who has performed throughout the country with his renditions of Elvis Presley perfor-mances.
This highly anticipated event filled our Village Green with residents and outside visitors. All are looking forward to his next visit!

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April 2015

Writers: Your Schooner Team

Technical Editor: Sue O’Brien

 

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  • Easter
  • April Fools’ Day
  • Welcome
  • Fundraiser
  • Sawyer Programs
  • Spring Senior College
  • Free Movies
  • April Events

 

 

Easter Greetings to All

 

Nature has performed a miracle once again…Spring has arrived!A time of rebirth, new beginnings and awakening. This time of year we have plenty of reasons to celebrate. The arrival of Spring means warmer weather and longer days. We have pulled out our Easter decorations and started to put away all signs of winter. The leftover winter snow has no choice but to completely melt away, sooner or later! With the coming of Easter we look forward to our traditional dinner, to celebrate the day.

Below is this year’s menu. Enjoy!

 

  • Appetizers

Black-eyed Susan Deviled Eggs or Spring Tomato Bisque

  • Main Course

Baked Pit Hams with Caramelized Pineapple Glaze, Rosemary Dijon Grilled Lamb Chops or
Baked Stuffed Sole with Sherry Wine and Fresh Chives
All Served with Fresh Grant’s Rolls and Biscuits
Accompanied by Rice Florentine, or Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes

 

  • Vegetables

Peas and Pearl Onions, Summer Squash & Zucchini Medley, or Dill Buttered Carrots

 

  • Desserts

Choice of Fresh Fruit Salad with Rainbow sherbet,
Strawberry Shortcake Parfaits or Grant’s Triple Fudge Volcano

 

April Fools’ Day

 

Beware…April Fools’ Day is approaching and we all know what that means…tricks and pranks galore, but all in fun! As well as people playing pranks on one another on this day, elaborate practical jokes have appeared on radio and TV stations also. In one famous prank from 1957, a TV station broadcast a film purporting to show Swiss farmers picking freshly-grown spaghetti, in what they called the Swiss Spaghetti Harvest. The station was later flooded with requests to purchase a spaghetti plant, forcing them to declare the film a hoax on the news the next day.

 

Who’s New in the Neighborhood

 

  • J. Herman Dionne studio 202
  • Sue Miller apartment 425

 

Alzheimer’s Fundraiser

 

A tremendous “Thank You” to all of you, who helped in any way, to make our Alzheimer’s fundraiser “Pancake Breakfast” in March, such a successful event. Our culinary staff went out of their way to make this fundraiser a fun and “tasty” event for all. We had several griddles going and the pancakes were delicious. A grand total of $555.00 was raised.

 

Sawyer Spring Programs

 

We will be providing shuttle service to the upcoming 2015 Sawyer program season. The first show starts on Friday, April 3rd. All performances are free to the public and presented twice a month on Friday from April through November. The Schooner shuttle will pick up residents at 1:15 and arrive at the 2:00 show.

Programs include narrated travel films, wildlife films, lectures, musicals, magic shows and more. See your monthly activity calendar for all monthly show information. Be sure to sign up at the front desk in order to reserve a seat.

Enjoy the show!

 

Time for Class

Classes are underway for the 2015 Spring Senior College Class, brought to us by the USM Lewiston-Auburn. We have a full sign up list and are all ready to go! Also, to all class members, during your morning break, be sure to look for fresh danish, coffee and tea, served in our Camden coffee bar area.

 

Classic Early Bird Cinema

 

Flagship Cinemas is continuing their “FREE Tuesday” Classic Early Bird movies through June 2nd. All you need to do is sign up at our front desk. We’ll take you over at 9:45 for the 10:00 show time, and pick you up when the movie is over. Here is the list for April: 

*April 7th – ”Cool Hand Luke” (1967)
*April 14th – “Raiders of the Lost Ark” (1981)
*April 21st – ”The Goonies” (1985)
*April 28th – “Jaws” (1975)

 

Special Upcoming events – mark your calendars!

We have many great programs lined up for the month of April. Here’s a sneak peek at just a few!

¨ Wednesday & Thursday, April 8th & 9th at 9:00: The Village Green will be filled with books and gifts brought to us by a popular organization named “Books are Fun”. All items up to 70% off.

¨ Tuesday, April 14th at 6:30 p.m: For all you Elvis Presley fans, a special event – a nationally known performer, Don Boudreau, will be here in our Village Green, with his excellent renditions of Elvis.

¨ Tuesday, April 28th at 2:30 p.m: Jerry Wiles brings to us a presentation of former first lady, “Dolley Madison”, wife of President James Madison. In the Tenants Harbor Room.

¨ Thursday, April 30th at 2:30 p.m: A “New Resident Reception”, a great way to meet and socialize with new residents who have moved in within the last several months. Always a good time!

 

March 2015 Schooner Flash Newsletter

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  • Mardi Gras 2015 Review
  • Who’s New in the Neighborhood
  • Daylight Savings Time
  • Spring Senior College
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Free Movies

 

Mardi Gras 2015 Review

Our Mardi Gras day of celebration went off without a hitch on “Fat Tuesday”, February

17th! The New Orleans style buffet meal was outstanding, to say the least, thanks to our amazing dietary crew. Over the years, this day has become such a wonderful cele-bration at Schooner Estates.

 

 

Thanks Maintenance Team!

 

A huge “Thank You” to our Schooner Estates maintenance crew for a job well done during this winter of seemingly unending and immense snowfall.

They all deserve an award!

Who’s New in the Neighborhood…

 

  • Elinor Brockway apartment 620
  • Dorothy Fishman apartment 648
  • Eunice Martel apartment 644

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our community!

 

A Sign of Spring

For all of you who are just waiting for the first sign of Spring, cheer up, it is getting closer! One sure sign is the arrival of Daylight Savings Time, which officially begins on Sunday, March 8th. Remember to set your clocks forward one hour on Saturday evening, March 7th.

Did you know…Ben Franklin—of “early to bed and early to rise” fame—was apparently the first person to suggest the concept of daylight savings. Franklin wrote of being awakened at 6 a.m. and realizing, to his surprise, that the sun would rise far earlier than he usually did. Imag-ine the resources that might be saved if he and others rose before noon and burned less mid-night oil. It soon caught on and so it began!.

 

Spring Senior College

Sharpen your pencils and get your notebooks ready, our first Spring Senior College class will begin on March 24th. Two classes will be held this Spring, right here at Schooner in our Ten-ants Harbor Room. Schooner residents have the privilege of “first choice” for class sign ups.

The first class, taught by Charles W. Plummer, instructor for both L/A and Mid-coast Senior College, will run for eight Tuesdays. Starting Tuesday, March 24th until Tuesday, May 12th. The course, “Warrior Generals and Combat Leadership in the Civil War”, will examine the combat leadership and the battles in which they fought during the Civil War. The second class, “The Three Wyeths: An American Dynasty” explores the life and careers of each of the Wyeths: N.C. Wyeth, Andrew Wyeth and James Wyeth. Taught by Instructor Kirsten Larsson-Turley. It will run for six Thursdays, starting March 26th until April 30th.

The courses are peer taught, with no entrance requirements, grades or tests. Your experience and love of learning are what count. If you haven’t already, please check with our Resi-dent Services Director, Mark Prevost at exten-sion 132 for class availability and sign up.

 

All You Can Eat…

Who doesn’t love pancakes? – especially when they are served with a variety of mouth water-ing toppings. Right here at Schooner Estates, in our Village Green, we are having an “All You Can Eat Pancake Bar” on Friday, March 13th. All money raised will go to support the local Alzheimer’s Association. The event will run from 6:45 a.m. through 9:00 a.m. Tickets may be purchased at the front desk for $5.00 each.

Here’s a list of our toppings…

  • Bananas
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Pineapple
  • Chocolate chips
  • Crumbled bacon
  • Sausage
  • Maple Syrup
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Strawberry syrup
  • Blueberry syrup
  • Powdered sugar

We hope to see you there and thank you for your continued support!

Attention All Moviegoers

 

Flagship Cinemas is continuing their “FREE Tuesday” Classic Early Bird movies. All you need to do is sign up at our front desk. We’ll take you over at 9:45 for the 10:00 show time, and pick you up when the movie is over. Here is the list for March:

  • March 3rd – ”Ben Hur” (1959)
  • March 10th – “Driving Miss Daisy” (1989)
  • March 17th – ”High Noon” (1952)
  • March 24th – “Dances with Wolves” (1990)
  • March 31st – “The Dirty Dozen” (1967)

 

 

February 2015 Flash Newsletter

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Flash Newsletter February 2015

 

Time for Mardi Gras 2015

 

Here it is, the official announcement for this year’s Mardi Gras, Schooner style! The date is Tuesday, February 17th. In anticipation of the big day, we’ve been making plans already. In case you are wondering why the date changes every year, it is because Mardi Gras, or “Fat Tuesday,” is the last day of the Carnival season in New Orleans as it always falls the day before Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. The date is connected to Easter, which can fall on any Sunday between March 23rd and April 25th. Mardi Gras is always scheduled to take place 47 days before Easter.

As always, friends and family are invited to share in the festivities. Please call at 784-2900 or stop by our front desk and sign them up for either an 11:00 or 1:30 seating time for our buffet. Guest tickets are $15.00 each. Our residents will be seated closest to their regular lunch times.

Last but certainly not least, one of the highlights of the day, our Mardi Gras   parade will be held at 3:00 p.m. in the   Village Green. All are welcome to dress up in their finest purple, green and gold attire and participate. So mark your calendars for Tuesday, February 17th. We hope to see you there!

 

You don’t have to visit the Big Easy to enjoy delectable New Orleans style foods! Our culinary staff will prepare a wide variety of delicious Cajun recipes for all to   enjoy! Here’s our menu…

Served Appetizer
Seafood Gumbo ( With Alternate Choice )

 

Fresh Salads
Bayou Shrimp And Penne
Bourbon Street 7 Layer Salad
Fresh Fruit

 

Carving Station
Creole Glazed Ham

 

Brunch Buffet
Lump Crab Quiche with Fresh Chive
Eggs Benedict with Tasso Ham
French Toast Casserole
Authentic Shrimp Boil
Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya
Red Beans and Dirty Rice/Black Eyed Peas
Collard Greens/Corn And Okra

 

Bread Basket
Cornbread, Biscuits and     Sweet Potato Muffins

 

Dessert:
Pecan Pie, Grants King Cakes Diet Banana Bread Pudding

 

Drinks:
Coffee, decaf, tea, regular & diet ginger ale

 

 

Robin Dow Announcement

Robin Dow Seniors will be meeting on February 11th and 25th in our Tenants Harbor Room at 10:30 a.m. On February 11th they will be serving their annual Valentine Luncheon.

~ Visitors are always welcome ~

Drop by and say hello and enjoy a free cup of coffee!

 

 

Entertainment Galore

 

Wonderful concerts, holiday parties, summer cookouts, day trips and theme day celebrations…just to name a few, are a part of what makes living at Schooner Estates so enjoyable. Schooner is honored to have   Frederick Moyer on it’s list of fabulous entertainers for the month of February! Mr. Moyer, a world renowned concert pianist, has been playing for nearly 30 years all over the world. You won’t see better at     Carnegie Hall! Come to our Camden Living Room on Friday, February 6th and enjoy his 4:00 p.m. concert!

Speaking of fabulous concerts, our residents had the   extreme pleasure of a classical   piano recital by Russian pianists, Ilya Ishchenko and Valdimir Tyagunov. Both are students of acclaimed Georgian-Russian pianist and professor Tamara   Poddubnaya. The room was filled!

 

 

A Warm Welcome

 

Schooner Estates is proud to welcome two new team members: David Cassidy & Todd Hopkins!

David Cassidy is our new Director of Marketing and Community Relations. Originally from East Millinocket, David has relocated back to Maine after working for another senior living community out of state for several years. David was drawn to this line of work after seeing how his veteran brother flourished in a Senior Living Community. He describes this work as rewarding, not only because of the opportunity to improve the lives of those who come to live here, but their families as well. “It gives a resident’s family a feeling of relief to see their loved ones doing well. It helps to restore some family balance.”

Todd Hopkins is our new Assistant Dining Services Director. Todd lives in Readfield and has spent the last 16 years refining his cooking skills at the Augusta Country Club, where he worked for many years alongside Chef Seth Lyons. Todd also spent some time running a farm stand for a prominent local farm in Wayne in order to get a sense of where food comes from. Todd says he’s grateful to be at Schooner Estates, where there is so much positivity from the residents and the staff. “I’ve always had my hands in cooking.” He says, “I used to make my mother breakfast in bed when I was six years old.”