Special Events

December Schooner Flash Newsletter

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It is important to remember the true meaning of the holiday season. It should go without saying how important family is, especially during this time of year, but it might bear repeating why the family is so important both during the holidays and throughout the year. It is to be thankful for what you have. It is about giving back to those who make your life special. Here at Schooner Estates, we are all family, starting with our wonderful residents and caring staff. We share special moments such as our joyous holiday get-togethers and the warmth that the season brings. Our Schooner staff has a commitment to excellence 365 days a year and all are committed in keeping the following things in mind.

 

  • Speak to people, there is nothing as nice as a cheerful greeting or an act of kindness.
  • Call people by name, the sweetest music is to hear one’s name called.
  • Be cordial, speak and act as if everything you do is a pleasure.
  • Be alert to give service, what counts most in life is what we do for others; it makes you feel wonderful.
  • Be considerate of the feelings of others.
  • Be generous with praise; cautious with criticism.
  • Speak to people, there is nothing as nice as a cheerful greeting or an act of kindness.
  • Be cordial, speak and act as if everything you do is a pleasure.
  • Be alert to give service, what counts most in life is what we do for others; it makes you feel wonderful.
  • Be considerate of the feelings of others.
  • Be generous with praise; cautious with criticism.

 

Who’s New in the Neighborhood…

* Barbara Birkhimer * Claire Bray

* Josie Eusden * Claude & Jeannette Robert

 

MONTHLY “GIVE BACK”

John Rice, Director of Operations at Schooner Estates Retirement Community delivers a check to Mike Smith, Director of Special Events at Camp Sunshine. Schooner Estates gave them a $500.00 donation as part of their 25th Anniversary “Giving Back to the Community” Program in an effort to support Schooner Estates’ Residents’ charity of choice.  The residents have to date donated $15,000 to Camp Sunshine over the years.

 

 

A FALL DAY AT THE COAST

A merry group of Schooner residents enjoyed a shuttle ride to the Dolphin Marina Restaurant in Harpswell on November 8th. The food was delicious and everyone had a wonderful time!

 

Curiosity!

Professor Charles Plummer is scheduled to present us with what promises to be a thoroughly interesting talk, titled: “Curiosity As A Tool For Enriching One’s Life”. This presentation will delve into how “Curiosity”, in many different ways, can be a tool for enriching our lives by provoking thought and memory. Discover the missing ingredient to a fulfilling life. This presentation will be held on Tuesday, December 3rd at 2:15 p.m. in the Tenants Harbor Room. We hope to see you there!

 

Our Holiday Parties

Circle the date on your calendars…our annual Schooner holiday parties are right around the corner! These fun and festive events are something we all look forward to each year. Below is a list of the dates and times.

 Apartments Holiday Party: Tuesday, December 17th at 5:00 p.m. in the Tenants Harbor Room. The singing group “In Accord” will provide the evening’s music.

Residential Care and Castine Studios Holiday Party: Wednesday, December 18th at 4:45 p.m. in the Village Green. Musical entertainment by “Mary Murphy”.

A Christmas Gift Exchange for Residential Care residents Tuesday, December 24th at 10:00 a.m. – Residential Care Living Room.

 

New Year’s Party for Residential Care and Castine Studios: Tuesday, December 31st at 3:00 p.m. in the Village Green. Music by the “Present Company Band”.

Apartments New Year’s Party: Tuesday, December 31st in the Tenants Harbor Room, at 5:00 p.m. Music by the “Present Company Band”.

 

The annual decorating of the Camden Living Room Christmas tree will be held on Tuesday, December 10th at 10:45 a.m.

 

Enjoy the season and have fun!

October 2013 Special Events

  • Tues. Oct. 1st 10:30 a.m. Live music with Sandy Nisbet in the Village Green.
  • Tues. Oct. 1st 2:00 p.m. Join Mark in the Tenants Harbor Room on a photo slide show journey of our recent trip to Bar Harbor.
  • Weds. Oct. 2nd 9:00 a.m. Sign up for a shuttle ride to beautiful Rangeley.  We’ll do some sight seeing and view the Fall foliage.  Lunch at the Red Onion.  A yearly highlight trip.
  • Thurs.  Oct. 3rd 2:30 p.m. Live country music with Barry Wood.  Village Green.
  • Thurs.  Oct. 3rd 6:15 p.m. Live gospel music with The Dunneman’s.  Village Green.
  • Fri. Oct. 4th 1:15 p.m. Sawyer Presents: “Blazing Paddles” by Gary Warriner.Discover the scenic grandeur of rivers across America. Please sign up.
  • Sat. Oct. 5th 2:30 p.m. An exciting event you won’t want to miss – A Fashion Show – featuring styles from Christopher and Banks.  Refreshments and door prizes.  Please sign up so that we may prepare for adequate seating .  In the Village Green.
  • Tues. Oct. 8th 6:00 p.m. Dr. Thomas Hattan, Medical Director for Gentiva Home Health Services, will be here for part II of his lecture series. “Memory Care Management” will be today’s topic of discussion.  Important information for everyone. Family and friends are welcome.  Please RSVP. Tenants Harbor Room.
  • Weds. Oct. 9th 9:00 a.m. Sign up for a ride to the Animal Farm in Gray.  We’ll have lunch at Cole Farms Restaurant after, at around 11:30. Please sign up.
  • Weds. Oct. 9th 4:00 p.m. Live piano music with Phil House.  In the Camden Living Room.
  • Thurs. Oct. 10th 2:30 p.m. Live music with Thomas Bergier.  In the Village Green.
  • Fri. Oct. 11th 9:00 a.m.  Sign up for the short ride to Wallingford’s Apple Orchard. Browse their store, they have delicious cider and donuts!
  • Tues. Oct. 15th 2:30 p.m. Your Tenant Council meets today.  Tenants Harbor Room.
  • Weds. Oct. 16th 8:00 a.m. Sign up for a ride to Mechanic Falls – we’ll have breakfast at Lisa’s Restaurant.  The food is delicious!
  • Weds. Oct. 16th 1-4 p.m. As part of our October “Employee Appreciation Month” of  special events – test your skills in several “Games of Fun”. VG
  • Thurs. Oct. 17th 2:30 p.m. Live music with Lorna Jollymore.  In the Castine Living Room.
  • Thurs. Oct. 17th 5:00 p.m. Take out night! Lobster rolls from Mac’s Seafood.  Get a cup of fish chowder and a lobster roll for $10.00. RSVP by 10/15. In the Tenants Harbor Room.
  • Fri. Oct. 18th 1:15 p.m. Sawyer Presents: Songs performed by Bryce Libby.  He has performed in musical theater for several years.  Accompanied by Phil House on piano.  Please sign up.
  • Fri. Oct. 18th 3:00 p.m. It’s Mrs. Drinkwater at her finest: Josie Drinkwater delights audiences with her original style of Italian-American humor. This must-see monologue showcases the irascible, sometimes irrational but always funny, Josie Drinkwater. You don’t have to be Italian to share in the fun.  In the Village Green.
  • Sat. Oct. 19th 10-2 p.m. Our annual Craft Fair will be held today in the Village Green. Stop by and browse the tables filled with hand crafted items. A great opportunity for early holiday shopping.
  • Mon. Oct. 21st 2:15 p.m. “Readers Theater” is back.  A comedic presentation of a written work done in a script form.  Come watch the actors as they perform.  Tenants Harbor Room.
  • Weds. Oct. 23rd 11:00 a.m. Lunch out to Davinci’s Italian Restaurant in Lewiston. RSVP
  • Weds. Oct. 23rd  3:00 p.m. All are invited to our annual Staff Appreciation ceremony. VG
  • Thurs. Oct. 24th  1-3 p.m. We’ll be having our flu shot clinic today in the Castine Living Room.  Pre-sign up required.
  • Thurs. Oct. 24th  4:00 p.m. Live music performed by Doug Protsik.  Returning by popular demand, a variety of folk music instruments and music by a talented man.  In the Village Green.
  • Tues. Oct. 29th  6:15 p.m. Live music with Kevin Farley, the Irish music performer. VG
  • Weds. Oct. 30th  4:00 p.m. Dinner out to the Olive Garden in Augusta.  Please sign up.
  • Thurs. Oct. 31st  2:30 p.m. It’s Halloween!  Dress up and come be part of our “Parade of Costumes”, through the Village Green.

 

October 2013 Special Events

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September 2013 Special Events

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

September 2013 Special Events

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September 2013 Schooner Flash

PRE AUTUMN FEAST

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

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

MONTHLY “GIVE BACK”

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

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

JOIN THE TEAM!

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

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

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

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

EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

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

A FASHION SHOW, SAVE THE DATE!

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

AUGUST BARBEQUE REVIEW

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

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