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November 2015 Schooner Flash Newsletter

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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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The Schooner Flash

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

Inside This Issue

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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!