Schooner Flash May 2014

May 2014 newsletter

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Celebrate Mother’s Day…May 11th

Mother’s Day…a day that is set aside from all others as the day we celebrate our moms and all of their wonderful qualities.  At Schooner we will be taking our annual photo of all the ladies that reside here at Schooner and to honor all on this special day.  Below are the dates and times for this years photos.

•Tuesday, May 6th at 9:00 a.m. in the Village Green for our residential care and studio residents.

•Wednesday, May 7th at 2:00 p.m. in the Tenants Harbor Room for all apartment residents.

Hope to see you there, and we wisheveryone a fabulous upcoming Mother’s Day!

Do it for “you”

Activity and exercise can help older adults stay healthy, energetic and independent for years to come.  Whether you are generally healthy or are managing an illness, there are plenty of ways to get more active and improve confidence.  On April 16th, right here in our fitness room, we had exercise specialist John Melancon from “Plus One” Fitness demonstrate proper use of the equipment and the many benefits that can be attained by regular use and their relevance to quality of life.

Who’s New in the Neighborhood…    

Geraldine Bagley

Marge Cormier

Dorothy Jones

Monique Langlois

Robert & Kathleen Maxwell

Gary Price

Ted & Gail Quigley

Alice Warren

The start of Senior College
Here at Schooner, residents and outside attendees are currently in the midst of our first round of Senior College classes for this year.  The class, “American History Myths”, brought to us by the USM Lewiston-Auburn College started on March 25th and is being taught by Senior College Instructor, Charles W. Plummer. Schooner hosts the senior college classes yearly, right here in our Tenants Harbor Room.  All courses held here are open first to Schooner residents.  The classes will run for 8 Tuesdays, up until May 13th. Yet another of the many wonderful benefits of living at Schooner Estates.

May is National Stroke Awareness Month

A stroke occurs every 40 seconds and yet up to 80% of strokes can be prevented.  This is why Schooner Estates Retirement Community is hosting Life Line Screening, the nation’s leading provider of preventive health screenings on Tuesday, May 6, 2014.  Screenings are fast, painless and affordable.  Three key tests check for blocked carotid arteries, an irregular heart rhythm called atrial fibrillation, and high blood pressure, which are the three leading risk factors for stroke.  Memos have been distributed containing sign up instructions.  Please call us if you have questions.




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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


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



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!