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May 2015 Schooner Flash Newsletter

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The Schooner Flash

Inside This Issue
• 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


Inside This Issue


  • 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!


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Inside This Issue


  • 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)



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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


Pecan Pie, Grants King Cakes Diet Banana Bread Pudding


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.”


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• Save the Date Events
• Beltone
• Welcome
• 2014 in Photos
• Robin Dow 2015
• Winter Safety Tips


A New Year

It’s time to countdown to 2015! Soon we’ll say good bye to 2014 and hello to the new year. Here at Schooner, along with our regular line up of wonderful entertainment and activities, we have a few special “Save the Date” events coming up within the next few months.

• World renowned concert pianist Frederick Moyer will deliver an amazing piano performance for us on Friday, February 6th at 4:00 p.m. in our Camden Living Room. He has appeared as piano soloist with most of the major orchestras of the United States as well as many in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Australia. Don’t miss it!

• Mardi Gras 2015 shows up early this year. The official date is Tuesday, February 17th. Friends and family are invited to join us for our yearly New Orleans-style Mardi Gras party with bright and colorful decorations and an impressive spread of foods. Gather your friends for a midwinter holiday celebration!

Information flyers and posters with further details will be distributed in January.


Beltone will be here on Monday, January 12th from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Castine Living Room to provide FREE hearing checkups, hearing aid repair and tune ups for Schooner residents. Please see your monthly calendar for sign up information.
Spread the word…

Robin Dow January Meetings

The Robin Dow Senior Citizens Club will resume meetings in the Tenants Harbor Room on January 14th & 28th. Hosted by Schooner resident Irving Grant, this meeting brings together seniors from the local area. Living here at Schooner, you have the advantage of not having to go out on cold winter days.

Doors open at 10:30 for socializing with free fresh brewed coffee and sale of raffle tickets to members only, prior to the 11:30 meeting. You are invited to attend as a guest. A brief ceremonial meeting with an opening prayer by the Chaplain, a salute to the American Flag and singing of one verse of “America the Beautiful” starts the meeting. Those that are ill or having difficult circumstances are recognized. Members enjoy many scheduled activities such as birthday celebrations, bag and special catered lunches and the ever popular bingo.

Stop by and enjoy some time with the group. They look forward to seeing you!

Winter Safety Tips

Winter is here and the cold weather has arrived. But remember, all that ice and snow means an increased chance of slipping and falling. Just one bad fall on ice can have long-term consequences. Here are some things you can do the make winter a little less perilous:

• Check your footwear. Wear winter boots when outside. How’s the traction? Better traction can help keep you more stable on icy surfaces.
• If you drive a car, bring a cell phone (if you have one) when you leave. If you fall, it can sometimes be hard to get up. Carrying a cell phone whenever you go out can bring peace of mind.
• Slow down. Allow extra time if it’s slippery out. When you hurry, you end up pushing the envelope of what your balance can handle. Keep in mind that being a little late is better than falling.
• Ask for help. If you have to walk across an icy sidewalk or parking lot, try to find a steady arm to lean on.

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Inside This Issue
• Holiday Parties
• Who’s New in the Neighborhood
• Party Menu
• Residential Care Quilting


Celebrate the season and plan to attend your 2014 Schooner holiday parties! Join your friends and neighbors for a joyous evening of festivities. Each event will include live entertainment, many delightful items to eat & drink and of course, exceptional company! See page two, for your party menus.

On the entertainment side, vocalist Mary Murphy will provide the evening’s music for both parties on the 16th and 17th. The Present Company Band will entertain at both New Year’s Parties.

• Apartments Holiday Party: Tuesday, December 16th at 5:00 p.m. in the Tenants Harbor Room.

• Residential Care and Castine Studios Holiday Party: Wednesday, December 17th at 4:45 p.m. in the Village Green.

• Residential Care and Castine Studios New Year’s Party: Wednesday, December 31st at 3:00 p.m. in the Village Green.

• Apartments New Year’s Party: Wednesday, December 31st in the Tenants Harbor Room, at 5:00 p.m.

The annual decorating of the Camden Living Room Christmas tree will be held on Friday, December 12th at 10:00 a.m.

Who’s New in the Neighborhood…

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

• Judy Kuhn apartment 638
• Mario Scarpelli Residential Care
• Dorothy Sharp apartment 647
• Nancy Summers studio 109


It’s party season once more and this year we will have two separate serving techniques. Our apartment party menu on December 16th will be a “passed” menu. The hors d’oeuvres will be served to each guest, right at their table. Party number two on December 17th for our Studio and Residential Care folks and family members, will have a buffet style set up – certainly with lots of holiday helpers to assist all!

Take at look at this year’s appetizing menu!

*Assorted Fruit and Cheese with Crackers

*Stuffed Cocktail Rolls with Lobster, Ham, and Egg Salad

*Field Green Salad With Roasted Golden Beets, Walnuts, Aged Cheddar,
and Balsamic Vinaigrette and *Fresh Crudité with Various Dips (both will be served at Village Green party only)

*Fresh Holiday Fruit Salad (will be served at Tenants Harbor Room party only)

*Mini Quiche

*Italian Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

*Scallops Wrapped in Maple Bacon

*Swedish Meatballs

* Glazed Pecans
* Holiday Cookies
* Coffee/Tea
* Hot Mulled Cider
* Spiced Egg Nog

A huge congratulations goes out to Seth Lyons, our new Director of Dining Services! Thank you Seth and also to your amazing culinary crew. Everyone’s hard work, in all departments, is certainly appreciated during this busy time of year.


We have a very busy lady (one of many) at Schooner Estates. Doris Robbins has been a resident here since November 2013. A former tailor and dress shop owner, “Dee R’o” in Rumford, she has brought her sewing skills and is now hand quilting for the first time. With her energy and enthusiasm, Doris is decorating our Residential Care living room with wall quilts and table runners. Come visit and see what’s next!

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The Start of the Season


We all know it, the unmistakable aroma of roast turkey, stuffing and homemade pies! The holiday season is slowly sneaking up on us and this month we celebrate Thanksgiving! Our beautiful dining rooms provide an atmosphere of warmth and friendship, 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.

  • Roast turkey with sage dressing & gravy
  • Roast loin of pork with sausage corn
  • Bread stuffing and port wine demi glaze
  • Seafood Newburg with a puff pastry shell
  • Mashed potato, sweet potato, pearl onions
  • Assorted mini muffins with sweet butter
  • Cranberry sauce, butternut squash, green beans w/fresh sage, honey glazed carrots
  • Mixed nuts, assorted pickles & olives
  • Tomato bisque with basil chiffonade
  • Spinach salad with cranberries, almonds, blue cheese and balsamic vinaigrette
  • Pies: apple, pumpkin and chocolate cream
  • Maple walnut ice cream


We Did It!


Several brave Schooner employees and residents were happy to participate in the worldwide challenge, the “ALS Ice Bucket Challenge”, a worthwhile cause which is helping to raise funds and awareness for Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

Our residents did the pouring and employees were the receivers! We are incredibly grateful to everyone who was willing to stand up to ALS!


2014 Craft Fair Review


Our annual craft fair, held on October 18th, once again provided an exciting venue for Schooner residents and outside crafters to display their creative skills and crafty talents. The resident proceeds are added to the Camp Sunshine fund. Crafters tables lined the area, filled with beautifully displayed handcrafted items.

A special thank you goes to all who worked so hard, and contributed in any way to help make this day a success!

A Day Trip to Camp Sunshine


A group of our residents were excited to spend a morning at Camp Sunshine. Many give of their time throughout the year to raise scholarships for ill children and their families to attend this amazing camp.


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Honor flight Maine

Our veterans, to say that they deserve our utmost respect and honor is an understatement. In late August, a very special 3 day trip was planned by “Honor Flight Maine”, a non-profit organization dedicated to transporting as many United States military veterans as possible to see the memorials of the respective war they fought in Washington, D.C. at no cost to the veterans.  Two distinguished Schooner residents, Larry Fortier and Irving Grant took advantage of this wonderful opportunity and made the exciting trip to Washington, D.C.  They were part of a 56 person group that made the journey.  At least 22 were WWII Veterans, 3 Korean War Veterans and 2 Vietnam Veterans.  The remaining individuals were family and friends, known as Guardians.



The Schooner Flu Clinic will be from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Thursday October 9th in the Castine Living Room.

Androscoggin Home Health will be here to give Schooner residents the shots.  You will be receiving a memo with details regarding sign up and times.

Flu shots 2nd week in October….


Who’s New in the Neighborhood… 


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

• Robert & Theresa Labrie – apt. 313

• Betty McCall – apt. 649


Life line screenings

Schooner Estates is pleased to once again host a preventive health event.  Life Line Screening, a leading provider of community-based preventive health screenings, will host their affordable, non-invasive and painless health screenings on Friday, October 10th, 2014.  Five screenings will be offered that scan for potential health problems related to: blocked arteries which is a leading cause of stroke; abdominal aortic aneurysms which can lead to a ruptured aorta; hardening of the arteries in the legs which is a strong predictor of heart disease; atrial fibrillation or irregular heart beat which is closely tied to stroke risk; and a bone density screening, for men and women, used to assess the risk of osteoporosis. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete.  Memos have been distributed with complete sign up information and details.


Attention all Schooner employees

I know what you are thinking, is it that time of the year already?…time for our Employee Appreciation month of events, that is. The summer absolutely flew by and it is almost October, the heart of the Fall season. Our annual Employee Recognition Ceremony honors all Schooner staff for their service and exceptional efforts.  The official ceremony will take place on Wednesday, October 29th, at 3:00 p.m. Light foods and refreshments will be served at 2:45.  All residents and staff are encouraged to attend – also, don’t miss the staff game show on October 22nd! Below is a list of our scheduled employee events (all held in the Village Green).

¨ October 8th, A free turkey coupon in staff paychecks.

¨ October 15th, Staff breakfast – 7-8:30 a.m.

¨ October 22nd, Staff game show at 3:00.

¨ October 29th, The ceremony, at 3:00.


Creativity galore!

Our annual Craft Fair is coming!… It’s an exciting event that features the talents and wares handcrafted by our own residents and outside vendors alike! The fair will be held this year on Saturday, October 18th.  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, check with Mark Prevost for availability information, etc.

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 explore all of the treasures!


We have a raffle going on featuring some gorgeous handmade items: A Winnie the Pooh quilt, an afghan, a scarf and a felted purse (see posters in elevators). If you haven’t already, stop by the front desk and purchase a ticket or two!  The drawing will be held on October 18th at the Craft Fair.

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Inside This Issue


· September Barbecue

· Welcome

· Robin Dow Group

· Central Maine Heart Walk

· Council Meetings

· Fall Senior College


For many, Fall is the most beautiful season with its pleasing temperatures and the changing colors of the foliage, seen in all its beauty. Here at Schooner, we just can’t let the summer end without celebrating the warm weather one last time with an end of summer barbecue! Our September get together will be held on Wednesday, the 10th on our front lawn area.  Musical entertainment will be provided by Pat Calwell and his Jazz band. As usual, friends and family are invited!  Please call the front desk for sign up and ticket information.  We hope to see you there!


Our September BBQ Menu


•Oven fried Dixie chicken

•Assorted finger sandwiches including

tuna, ham and chicken salad

•House made assorted pizzas

•Fresh native corn with melted butter

•Grilled zucchini squash with garlic & Italian spices

•House style baked beans

•Cole Farms style cole slaw

•Sliced native cukes in apple cider vinegar

•Sliced tomatoes with chiffonade of basil and olive oil

• Fresh baked rolls and butter

•Home style macaroni salad

•Assorted pies and cakes

•Pudding parfait

•Fresh macerated berries and melons

•Lemonade, ice tea, ice water and coffee

Robin Dow Group comes to Schooner

Schooner Estates is pleased to have the opportunity to host the Lewiston/Auburn Robin Dow Senior Citizen group for their monthly meetings, starting in September 2014. Meeting on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, January through October, this senior social group is looking forward to their new home at Schooner. Their members are located in Lewiston and Auburn as well as surrounding towns.  Currently they have five members living at Schooner Estates.

The meetings are filled with many social events. Free fresh coffee, an opening and closing prayer by their Chaplain, singing, business meetings, birthday recognitions, raffle drawings, bag lunches and Bingo games are enjoyed by their members.

Schooner resident, Irving Grant is an active board member and is their liaison with our community.  Please feel free to drop in for a visit during one of their meetings or become a member of the club. The Robin Dow Group will be meeting in the Tenants Harbor Room on September 24th, October 8th and October 22nd from 11:30 a.m (doors open at 11) until around 3:00 p.m.

2014 Central Maine Heart Walk

In keeping with our commitment to health and wellness, we are putting together a team this year to participate in the AHA, 2014 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 14th 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 available.  Go ahead and sign up (at the front desk), you will be glad you did!

If you have any questions, we have two team captains available to help, Donna Vachon and Mark Prevost.  Keep fit and stay healthy!

Tenant Council Meetings begin

The start of Fall means the start of many things, along with your monthly Resident Council meetings. We encourage all Schooner residents to take advantage of these meetings.  Along with receiving important, helpful information, it is also a great way to participate in what is happening in your community. The first meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, September 16th at 2:30 in the Tenants Harbor Room. Cookies and refreshments will be available.


Fall Senior College

Get a jumpstart on registering for threeupcoming fall senior college courses. Here are each of the classes and their starting dates: “Stories of Life: Autobiographical Writing”, Sep. 23rd, “Sensation, Perception and the Aging Process”, Sep. 25th, and “U.S.  National Parks”, Oct. 9th.  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 2014 catalog, at Mark’s office.  Coffee and Danish are provided for all attendees, conveniently located in our Camden coffee bar area for the morning break. As always, there are no tests or homework. You are here to enjoy life and Schooner has it all right here!



Schooner Flash Newsletter August 2014

August 2014 newsletter

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Our Open House!


Please join us for an Open House event on Saturday, August 23rd.  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!

We hope 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 will start at 10:00 a.m. with tours all day

•10:00 – 11:00  Coffee & pastries

•11:00 – 2:00  Hot dogs and pasta salad

•2:00 – 4:00  Root beer floats

•2:30 Music by “The 60’s Invasion” band (see info below)

Special entertainment provided by:  The 60’s Invasion

A show band featuring music from the 1960’s. You will see tributes and perhaps a guest appearance by Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan or Roy    Orbison. 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! Come and get your groove on!


Who’s New in the Neighborhood


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

Deke & Grace Billings – apt. 533

Lorraine Caron – apt. 421

Elinor Eggert – Residential Care

Steve Neilson – stu. 203

apt. 622

An August BBQ


We are looking forward to our upcoming Hawaiian BBQ on Wednesday,    August 13th!  Come and enjoy the “Spirit of   Aloha” and the    hospitality of our wonderful staff.  Colorful    Hawaiian shirts, leis and grass skirts will be some of the featured attire at our 3rd summer bbq!  Also, we will be offering a treat for all of our seafood lovers – delicious steamers served with melted butter and drawn broth.  Bring along your friends and relatives. Everyone is invited!  Please call our front desk at 784-2900 for sign up and ticket information.


Three Sisters under one roof


How wonderful is this? Three sisters have all made Schooner Estates their home.  Irene     Delorme (far right) and her sister Theresa Deschenes (middle) and their husbands lived across the street from each other in Auburn for 59 years. Their sister Florence Raymond also lived in Auburn with her husband and brought up five children in the family homestead where she was born. When Florence and Bert moved to Schooner recently, the three        sisters were     reunited and still all live in     Auburn. We are happy to have them here!


Entertainment Galore


Schooner Estates is a great place to live.  Our community offers its residents a wide variety of entertainment and socializing events to make each day fun filled and interesting.  Take a look below and you will see what I mean!

Schooner is proud to be hosting a Thursday afternoon performance of Russian pianist Ksenia Kostelanetz, on August 28th at 2:30 p.m.  Ksenia is thirteen years old.  She was born into a musical family of Russian Immigrants and  started her piano studies at the age of four. She is currently a student of Stephen Swedish and Frank Glazer.


On Thursday, July 10th we welcomed two    amazing classical pianists:

Mark Demidovich, a native of Kostroma,      Russia. He has been warmly received by Schooner Estates residents during the past two seasons.  And Vasily Panteleev, 24, from Ukraine, his first trip to Maine. Gifted in languages as well as in music.

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