Wiscasset Green Annual Barbeque Serves up Family, Food and Fun

On a warm summer day some weeks ago, Wiscasset Green in Wiscasset held its annual barbeque and this year gathered 37 folks to participate in the event including Wiscasset Green residents, staff, volunteers, family members and ElderCare Network board member Les Fossel.  Wiscasset Green manager Marge Overlock’s husband, Carl grilled hamburgers and hot dogs for the group accompanied by fruit salad, pasta salad, cole slaw, watermelon and ice cream bars for dessert. Seven Wiscasset Green residents were in attendance as well as residents’ family members and two beloved local volunteers.  Three staff members along with three staff’s children helped out by serving food and drink to those seated in the lovely, comfy patio area.  A resident’s daughter provided lively musical entertainment by playing the accordion to the delight of all.  Several folks from Senscio Systems software were visiting and enjoyed the fun and Wiscasset Green’s “godfather” Les Fossel stopped by to join the festivities. All agreed that this year’s event was the best yet and folks are already talking about the 2017 summer barbeque. For more information about Wiscasset Green and other ElderCare Network services or if you have the interest, time and talent and wish to volunteer, please call administrator Pamela George at 687-2164. Wiscasset Green Annual Barbeque Photo Caption:  From left to right, volunteers Anna and Marie sit in the shade with residents:  Ruth, Jeanne and Richard.  Carl Overlock at the grill and staff member Krista George looks on holding her son, Dominick on the ramp.

ElderCare Network Holds Ice Cream Social at Waldoboro VFW Hall

At least 20 residents of the “Greens” traveled to the VFW Hall in Waldoboro last month for an ice cream social with music and dancing.  Crystal Leeman, Edgecomb Green manager was inspired to organize an Ice Cream Social and enlisted the help of other “Greens” managers” to pull off the very successful event! Kim Palino, Waldoboro Green manager booked the hall and purchased Round Top Ice Cream to the delight of all the participants.  All the Greens employees brought a variety of toppings for the ice cream sundaes enjoyed by all on a hot summer day. A highlight of the get-together was the music of Bill Lake; he roamed around with his guitar singing songs and filled the room with music.  Several residents were moved to get up on their feet and dance!  Dr. Chip Teel, President of the Board of Directors of the ElderCare Network of Lincoln County, attended the social and transported several Hodgdon Green residents from Damariscotta.  At the most recent director’s meeting, Chip commented on the incredibly positive effect the music had on all those in attendance.  Chip even enjoyed a dance or two with some spry elders motivated by the lively music. ice cream social 7-20-16

Dr. Allan Teel dances a few steps with Waldoboro Green resident Barbara Wyllie at the ElderCare Network Ice Cream Social in Waldoboro

ElderCare Network offers family-style assisted-living services at 7 small homes scattered throughout Lincoln County villages as well as adult day services at each location.  For more information call: 563-2148. Don’t forget the coffee houses coming right up on Friday, August 5th 9-11AM at all seven “Greens”.  See you there!!

Hardest Puzzle Evah!

Puzzle HG residents Hodgdon Green residents Patty Hagar (left) and Lilah Blechman (right) added the final pieces to their 1000 piece puzzle featuring teacups of many patterns.  Both worked tirelessly to complete the difficult puzzle in 2 months time!! Wonderful job, ladies!    

Network News: Spring 2016

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ElderCare Network Featured on “Spotlight on Seniors”

ElderCare Network's Executive Director, Andrea Handel, was interviewed on an episode of Spotlight on Seniors that airs on local television station, LCTV. To watch the interview, please play the video below: Spotlight on Seniors - Andrea Handel on Eldercare Network of Lincoln County from LCTV on Vimeo.

Hodgdon Green Resident Receives Honor at Annual Remember ME Ceremony

Hodgdon Green resident receives honor at annual Remember ME ceremonyOn April 5, 2016 at the Civic Center in Augusta, 34 of Maine’s long term care residents were recognized and honored at a spectacular event arranged by the Maine Healthcare Association.  Hodgdon Green resident, Thomas Allen was selected to be photographed and honored for his many lifetime contributions and achievements. Balloons and flower arrangements decorated the large room that was filled with tables overflowing with guests.  Staff of senior care homes from Fort Kent to Eastport to Kennebunk traveled to Augusta with their honoree and met up with friends and family members.  All were treated to a delicious buffet breakfast and a stunning program that featured photos and a brief life story of those selected to be honored.  Rick Erb of the MHCA stood in for first lady, Ann LePage and presented each honoree with a framed certificate commemorating his/her life story and the ability to overcome adversity and make significant life-changing contributions. Tom Allen was pursuing his education at Harvard University when he joined the US Marine Corps in 1942.  He learned Japanese and was assigned to the 2nd Marine Division where he served as an interpreter with the occupation forces.  Eventually he returned to Harvard and finished his education receiving a Bachelor’s degree.  He married, worked for the Ford Motor Company, Lockheed and finally started his own business:  a successful security company called Protective Systems.

Network News: Winter 2016

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