With the snow long gone and Spring in full swing, there is no shortage of things to do here in our community. Our popular summer barbeques will be starting in June as well as exciting day trips throughout the season to places such as Boothbay Harbor, scenic areas in New Hampshire, Cape Elizabeth and also a special two night mini vacation to Cape Cod in May. To those who are considering a move to retirement community living, this time of year is ideal. Feel free to stop by and find out what Schooner is all about! It’s time to put your worries aside and come find out why it is always “smooth sailing” at Schooner Estates. For your planning convenience, below is a list of our summer season, Wednesday, barbecue theme days. Look for reservation information in our upcoming monthly newsletters.
- June 12th: “Take Me Out to the Ball Game”
- July 3rd: “Americana BBQ”
- August 14th: “Summer Jazz/Blues”
- September 11th: “First Responders, Thank You Day”
Staying updated with the newest health information is very important, and staying healthy means eating nutritious foods, exercising and getting regular medical check ups. These topics are all keys to good health at any age.
Check out Diane Atwood’s new health blog, “Communicating Health & Wellness”. Diane was the health reporter on channel 6 for many years. She now is a freelance writer and blogger on the internet, specializing in health and wellness. If you do not have a computer, print outs will be available on her health topics. If interested, pick up a copy at Sue O’Brien’s desk or the front desk in the Castine Building. Stay healthy!
Employee of the Month
We are pleased to announce Bonny Barker, a CRMA in our Assisted Living Program, as Employee of the Month for April. Bonnie covers the late afternoon and early evening hours with our second shift team. She was nominated by her fellow employees four times in one month for picking up extra shifts and staying late to cover extra hours when needed.
She also coordinates many special projects around Schooner Estates. Her response to the needs of our tenants and her fellow employees is a testament to her Schooner dedication. Congratulations Bonny!
Pre Mother’s Day Bake Sale
Start saving your quarters and dimes! We’re having a Bake Sale here at Schooner, in our Village Green, on Friday, May 10th. If you have a favorite treat you enjoy baking and would like to make a donation, we would love the support! Donations are appreciated for this always popular event. Please call the front desk at 784-2900 and let us know what you will be bringing. The sale will run from 9 a.m. until 12:00 noon. All proceeds will go to the American Heart Association. A huge thank you, in advance, to everyone for their support.
Get Ready For Some Barbershop Harmony
On Tuesday, May 7th, we will be having an amazing, all lady, acapella quartet group, “Luck of the Draw”, perform for us! The group consists of 4 members of the “Mainely Harmony” singing group who have sung for us several times in the past. This extraordinary group of ladies will gather together in celebration of the art form which we all know, barbershop harmony. Listed below are the performers and their special style of singing:
- Nancy Bossie, from Chelsea – Bass
- Andrea Hutchings from Gardiner – Lead
- Ann Hutchings from Gardiner – Lead
- Nancie Hugenbruch from Fayette – Baritone
The show will be held in our Village Green at 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Write ups will be available at the event with a short blurb on each singer. Hope to see you there!
Download the May 2013 Schooner Flash newsletter