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January 2015 Schooner Flash Newlsetter

January 2015 Schooner Flash Newsletter
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Inside This Issue

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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

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.

December 2014 Flash Newsletter

December 2014 Flash Newsletter

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THE SCHOONER FLASH

DECEMBER 2014

Issue 81

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

A SPECIAL TIME OF YEAR

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

CELEBRATE THE SEASON…

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.

QUILTS GALORE

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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A TIME TO CELEBRATE

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

•Baked tear drop ham with brown sugar glaze

•Seafood stuffed sole with Newburg sauce

•Baked stuffed chicken breast with chive supreme sauce

•Fruited red gelatin salad on mesclun greens

•Cream of tomato soup with a basil chiffonade

•Mashed or Au Gratin potato •Peas & onions

•Butternut squash •Carrots •Fresh green beans

•Strawberry short cake •Ice cream •Fresh fruit

SAWYER PROGRAM

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

Who’s New in the Neighborhood…

Linda Bradford

Jim & Carol Brann

Annette Dallaire

Evelyne Dupuis

Greta Paradis

John Tempesta

 

MARDI GRAS REVIEW

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