September 2015 Schooner Flash Newsletter

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The Schooner Flash

September 2015
Issue 90

Writers: Your Schooner Team
Technical Editor: Sue O’Brien
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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

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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

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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!

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THE SCHOONER FLASH

JUNE 2015

Issue 87

 

Inside This Issue

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  • Hawaiian BBQ
  • Welcome
  • June Trip
  • Senior Advisor
  • Mother’s Day Photos
  • Happy 100th Birthday
  • A Special Recipe

 

Hawaiian Barbecue

For many people, young and old, barbeque season is a favorite late spring, summer and early Fall pastime. Our official   Schooner barbeque theme days have been decided and we are excited to share the dates with you. We hope this will help you to plan ahead, in order to not miss a single one! These wonderful events, shared with family and friends are something to look forward to.

Our “Hawaiian” barbeque, to be held on Wednesday, June 17 will be our first outdoor event. As always, friends and family are invited. Just call the front desk at 784-2900 to pick up your guest ticket. We look forward to seeing you there. Also, feel free to dress to the theme of the day.   And one last thing – Have a   wonderful day!

Here are our next 3 dates:

July 8th:  Americana BBQ
August 15th: OPEN HOUSE events.
September 16th: Oktoberfest BBQ

Hawaiian Luau Buffet

Salads:

Hawaiian Macaroni Salad
Coconut Sweet Potato Salad
Tropical Fruit Salad
Field Greens with Macadamia and Mango Vinaigrette

 

Mains:

Pulled Caribbean Jerk Pork Sliders with Caramelized Pineapple
Lime Ponzu Tuna KaBobs
Huli Huli Grilled Chicken
Island Style Fried Rice
Hawaiian Mixed Vegetables

Finale

Coconut Cream Pie and Hawaiian Wedding Cake

 

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

Father’s Day is Sunday, June 21st. Schooner will be taking the annual photo. All Schooner gentlemen are welcome to be in the picture on June 16th. See your June      calendar for times and locations.

 

Who’s New in the Neighborhood…

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to our community!

 

* Aline Fournier apartment 421
* Eileen Young apartment 426

 

We can’t wait!

A special mini vacation is planned for June 2015. Mark Prevost, our Resident Services Director and his wife Lisa will host a three day get away to the beautiful Berkshires in Western Massachusetts. Schooner residents will enjoy a two night hotel stay in Deerfield. Shopping, eating out, a visit to the Norman Rockwell Museum and the Yankee Candle factory store and touring the spectacular, picturesque scenery are all included in this trip. If you are interested in going, please check with Mark to see if there are any openings left.

They will be leaving at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9th and returning on Thursday, June 11th.

 100 Years Young on May 17th

Schooner had the honor of welcoming a new member to our distinguished Centenarian Club. A very special resident, Lillian Auchterlonie has been inducted into the club. Being the center of attention during meal time, Lillian was awarded and graciously accepted an engraved plaque and a celebratory cake. Fellow residents and Schooner staff were there to join in the celebration.

This inspirational club was created several years ago to recognize all of our residents as they reach the wonderful milestone of 100 years of age, while residing in our community.

Congratulations Lillian! We all look forward to celebrating future birthdays with you!

 

A Special Recipe

Schooner Residents got a special treat this month when Jackie Fortunato joined Chef Todd in the kitchen to teach him how to make her very own authentic Italian tomato sauce to be used at lunch the next day. The reviews are in: It was delicioso!

 

SeniorAdvisor.com Review

Did you know that SeniorAdvisor.com is the definitive website for reviews of Senior Living Communities? It’s a great tool for people who aren’t sure where to turn when it’s time to make a move. We need your help to fill that site with helpful reviews that tell people what living at Schooner Estates is really like. To leave us a review on the site, fill out the review form that was delivered with your Flash Newsletter and turn it in to Mark or the Front Desk, or call (866) 614-6138 toll-free to leave a review over the phone! If you’re tech-savvy, you can even go straight to SeniorAdvisor.com and post a review right on your computer!

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• Honor Flight
• Welcome
• Mother’s Day Photos
• Children Perform
• Elvis Review
• Cynthia Peer
• Garden Plots

 

Honor Flight

 

On Sunday, April 12th, Schooner sponsored a screening of the docu-mentary Honor Flight at the Franco American Heritage Center as part of the Emerge Film Festival. The documentary is about the non-profit group of the same name which flies World War II Veterans, free of charge, to the World War II memorial which opened in 2004.
This special film festival event featured a salute to our armed forces, a screening of a short introductory film about why Schooner Estates decided to be a sponsor, and a question and answer panel after the mov-ie. Schooner’s film featured our own residents saying the pledge of allegiance as well as snippets from interviews with several of our community’s World War II veterans, and staff commentary. Schooner was represented at the question and answer panel by our very own Irving Grant, who was one of two Schooner resi-dents to attend Honor Flight Maine’s Inaugural flight last year. Irving was joined on stage by Honor Flight’s founder, Earl Morse, and the documentary’s director, Dan Hayes.

If you were unable to attend this event, don’t miss the screen-ings of Honor Flight that will take place right here at Schooner on May 1st through 5th. See your May calendar for dates and times.

Who’s New in the Neighborhood…

It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to the community.

• Alice Briggs apartment 302
• Jean Hathorne apartment 311
• Joan Libby apartment 411
• Robert & Lucile Parker apartment 423
• Lucille Popadak studio 107

Ladies, It’s Your Day

 

Here at Schooner we are proud to set aside a special day and time to honor all Schooner la-dies, with our annual “Mother’s Day Photo”. The big day is right around the corner. Photos will be taken on Tuesday, May 5th. Below are the times and locations for this years photos.
•At 11:00 a.m. in the Village Green for our Res-idential Care and Studio residents.
•At 1:00 in the Memory Care neighborhood.
•At 2:15 p.m. in the Tenants Harbor Room for all apartment residents.
Everyone in the photo will receive a copy. All ladies are invited, we hope to see you there.
Happy Mother’s Day to all!

Children Perform

 

You’ll want to watch and hear this performance of the Maine Stage Academy. These students are from age 6 – 14 years old, they practice to sing, dance and act, to entertain their audienc-es.
They return to Schooner on Saturday after-noon, May 16th at 2:30 in the Village Green. “We remember how well behaved they were and how well they performed” said Schooner resident, Dot Larrabee.

A Visit by Cynthia Peer

 

On Wednesday, May 6th at 4:00 in our Tenants Harbor Room, Cynthia Peer will be here to enlighten us with an educational, visual presentation. Her program will feature “The Women of Impressionist”. You will view a beautiful slide show as the history of the Impressionist Movement 1874-1886 and its famous female artists unfolds. Hear the biog-raphy and see the beauti-ful works of art by these most famous and coura-geous women. Meet Berthe Morisot, Mary Cassatt, Eva Gonzales and Marie Bracquemond!
We guarantee you will be entertained and edu-cated as she brings these stories of art to life.

Keep Calm & Garden On…

 

Soon it will be time to think about planting your garden, no matter how big or small. Memorial Day, which is the official time to start planting outdoors, arrives on Monday, May 25th. Schooner has several raised garden plots that are used by residents for growing flowers and vegetables. Check with Mark Prevost, our Resident Services Director, for more infor-mation on garden plot availability. The plots are located behind Schooner on the fire road.

Elvis Review!

 

Schooner residents and visitors were treated to an exciting “Elvis” performance by EP Rock (Don Boudreau). Don is a solo Elvis Tribute Artist from Sidney, Maine who has performed throughout the country with his renditions of Elvis Presley perfor-mances.
This highly anticipated event filled our Village Green with residents and outside visitors. All are looking forward to his next visit!