WHAT IS AGING? CAN IT BE REVERSED?

MICHAEL FOSSEL, MD, Ph.D.
TO SPEAK AT THE ELDERCARE NETWORK OF LINCOLN COUNTY’S
20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Damariscotta, Maine – AUGUST 6, 2018: “Until quite recently, the notion of reversing human aging was mere fantasy, absent scientific support. The fact that we never really understood aging, made it extremely unlikely we could learn to slow, prevent or reverse the process (Fossel)”. After 30 years of working on his dream to reverse human aging Michael Fossel, MD, Ph.D. is standing at a unique point in history where research and common threads that will allow effective intervention both in aging and age-related diseases are being discovered.

On Thursday evening September 13, Dr. Fossel, Founder and President of Telcoyle, as the keynote speaker at the Eldercare Network of Lincoln County’s 20th Anniversary Celebration, will discuss how aging works, conceptions and misconceptions of aging and age-related diseases. Enter into Fossel’s world of gene expression, discover how the patterns change as we age and how though innovative research one may be able to repair cells with one’s own genetic toolbox.

“The Greens 20th Anniversary Celebration” kicks off on Thursday evening, September 13, 2108, in the Dining Commons at Lincoln Academy, 81 Academy Hill, Newcastle, Maine. The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception featuring sweet and savory Hors D’Oeuvres presented by Lincoln Academy’s culinary team and a musical Interlude with Celtic Harpist Barbara Wright and friends. Dr. Chip Teel, Eldercare Network of Lincoln County Founder and Board Chair, Andrea Handel, ECN Director, and Bob Hardina, ECN Board Member Emeritus will be sharing the ECN’s story and future vision for positive and healthy aging in the Greens age-friendly communities.

Dr. Fossel, whose presentation begins at 7:00 p.m. received his Ph.D. and MD from Standford University where he studied neurobiology. A clinical professor of medicine for several decades, he has written articles, and books on aging including a textbook on cell gaining and human disease. His most recent book, The Telomerase Revolution was praised by the London times and the Wall Street Journal as one of the best science books of the year. Dr. Fossel is president of Telocyte, a global biotechnology company that intends to cure Alzheimer’s and other age related diseases. Fossel has been the leader in proposing the use of telomerase to treat human disease for the past two decades. He and his Telcoyle are working to bring telomerase therapy to human trials. Michael is known locally as Les Fossel’s world famous brother!

A daylong “What’s the Buzz About Reframing Aging? Linking Aging Research, Public Policy and Community Age Positive Symposium” will take place on Friday, September 14 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in Cheverus Hall at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Academy Hill, Damariscotta Mills. Community members who are interested in hearing more about Dr. Fossel’s research are encouraged to join him and fellow aging research panelists Dr. Rebecca MacAulay, University of Maine, Department of Psychology and Dr. Thomas Meuser, University of New England, Center for Aging and Health for a discussion and community conversation about the latest research about human aging, the aging brain, healthy aging and gerontology from 9:00 a.m. until 10:30 a.m.

For 20 years the Eldercare Network of Lincoln County’s has been creating age friendly, community based homes for elders to live in pleasant and safe surroundings with dignity and enjoyment.

Connecting the Community, all ECN 20th Anniversary Celebration events are free. Community members across all generations welcome. Donations in support of the Eldercare Network are always appreciated. For information, to express your interest, to volunteer and/or to become a 20th Anniversary sponsor call 207-563-2148 gwebber@eldercarenetwork.org, e-mail or write the ElderCare Network of Lincoln County, P.O. Box 652, Damariscotta, ME 04543. www.eldercarenetwork.org. Like us on Facebook

Age Positive Symposium

We Have to Age, But We Do Not Have to Get Old

WHAT’S THE BUZZ ABOUT REFRAMING AGING

Linking Aging Research, Public Policy and Community
An Age Positiv Symposium Hosted by the
ElderCare Network of Lincoln County
Lead Sponsor ~ First National Bank and First Advisors

In conjunction with its 20th Anniversary Celebration the Eldercare Network of Lincoln County will be hosting an Age Positive Symposium “What’s The Buzz About Reframing Aging” on Friday, September 14 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in Cheverus Hall at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 380 Academy Hill in Damariscotta Mills, Maine. During the course of the day there will be three panel presentations designed to link aging research, public policy, and community initiatives.

The first panel moderated by Bristol Town Manager Chris Hall will focus on transforming perspectives on aging and inventing the future through research. Panelists Dr. Michael Fossel, Rebecca MacAulay, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Maine and Thomas Meuser, Ph.D. Director of the Center for Excellence in Aging and Health at the University of New England will be holding a conversation about research that is taking place that addresses and promotes the current and future needs of older adults.

The second panel presentation “The Future’s so Bright”, moderated by Maine Community Foundation Executive Director Steve Rowe will focus on the intersection of aging research and public policy. This provocative discussion about creating policies that enable people to live long and healthy lives will take place between Lenard Kaye, Ph.D., DSW, Director of the University of Maine’s Center on Aging, Laura Lee, Ph.D., Senior Program Officer for the Maine Community Foundation’s Thriving Older People strategic goal, and Jessica Maurer, J.D., Executive Director of the Maine Council on Aging.

The future of living, innovations in community, connecting people and ideas will be the theme of the final panel presentation moderated by aging and geriatric consultant Brenda Hamilton, LCSW. Marilyn Gugliucci, Ph.D., Professor and Director for Geriatrics Education and Research at the University of New England’s College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lori Parham, MS, Ph.D., State Director for Maine AARP and Maine’s Age Friendly Community Network, and Dr. William Sadler, Sociologist and author of “The Third Age: 6 Principles of Growth and Renewal” will talk about how we think, feel and act towards age and aging in communities. Discover how communities can be places that enable older people to do things they have reason to value, the person and the community.

The day will end with “THE BIG THINK” a participatory discussion between symposium moderators, panelists and attendees. This interactive community conversation “where do we go from here?” will be facilitated by Steve Raymond, Director of Marketing and Community Outreach at the Lincoln Home.

Lunch either on your own or by advanced reservation will be an opportunity for networking between aging professionals and community members. If symposium participants would like to partake of a sandwich smorgasbord prepared by Lincoln Health’s Food Service Department and Mr. Ribs BBQ, at a cost of $8.00 per person, they need to call 563-2148 by Monday, September 10, 2018 to reserve their wrap, coleslaw, chips and cookie.

Keeping you alert throughout the day wellness breaks will include morning and afternoon stretches lead by Casey Clark Kelley, Healthy Living Director at the Central Lincoln County YMCA and Robin Maginn, Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer at the CLCYMCA.

“The Greens 20th Anniversary Celebration” kicks off on Thursday evening, September 13, 2108, in the Dining Commons at Lincoln Academy, 81 Academy Hill, Newcastle, Maine. The festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a reception featuring sweet and savory Hors D’Oeuvres presented by Lincoln Academy’s culinary team and a musical Interlude with Celtic Harpist Barbara Wright and friends. Dr. Chip Teel, Eldercare Network of Lincoln County Founder and Board Chair, Andrea Handel, ECN Director, and Bob Hardina, ECN Board Member Emeritus will be sharing the ECN’s story and future vision for positive and healthy aging in the Greens age-friendly communities. At 7:00 p.m. Dr. Michael Fossel, President and Founder of Telcoyle and sponsored by the Dead River Company will discuss his research on the key to human aging. Although this event is free the ECN encourages community members to express their interest by dialing 563-2148 or by going to:

For 20 years the Eldercare Network of Lincoln County’s has been creating age friendly, community based homes for elders to live in pleasant and safe surroundings with dignity and enjoyment. “Our homes are unique places for elders to live in pleasant and safe surroundings with dignity and enjoyment”.

Connecting the Community, all ECN 20th Anniversary Celebration events are free. Community members across all generations welcome. Donations in support of the Eldercare Network are always appreciated. For information, to express your interest, to volunteer and/or to become a 20th Anniversary sponsor call 207-563-2148 gwebber@eldercarenetwork.org, e-mail or write the ElderCare Network of Lincoln County, P.O. Box 652, Damariscotta, ME 04543. www.eldercarenetwork.org. Like us on Facebook

20th Anniversary Celebration

WHAT’S THE BUZZ ABOUT REFRAMING AGING?
THE ELDERCARE NETWORK OF LINCOLN COUNTY
ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR ITS
20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

Damariscotta, Maine – JULY 16, 2018: During 2018 The Eldercare Network of Lincoln County will be celebrating 20 years of service to Lincoln County’s older adults. Through special community based programs including an Age Positive Symposium on Friday, September 14 and open houses at “The Greens” throughout the fall, the ECN will be recommitting to their original vision of “expanding housing options for elders”.

The ECN’s 20th anniversary celebration, which kicks off on Thursday evening September 13 in the Lincoln Academy Dining Room with a reception and Human Aging: The Science of Living Longer, Healthier Lives presentation by Dr. Michael Fosse, is a chance for the ECN to launch its future vision for healthy aging.  The symposium will be an opportunity to integrate “bench mark” aging research, public policy advocacy and innovative community building ideas into our communities, regions and State’s conversations about aging.

The 20th ECN’s Anniversary planning committee is taking this time to embrace elderhood and explore new possibilities for turning the tables on stigma and ageism. To this end we are bringing together public policy leaders in the field of aging (Jessica Maurer, JD – Maine Council on Aging, Dr. Len Kaye – University of Maine Center on Aging and Laura Lee, Ph.D. – Maine Community Foundation) researcher (Dr. Michael Fossel – International Lecturer, Human Aging) and aging in community advocates (Lori Parham – AARP Maine, Marilyn Gugliucci, Ph.D. – University of New England and Author William Sadler, Ph.D.) each of whom is on the cutting edge of reframing how we perceive aging, build momentum, change the narrative, and look at community members advancing years in a positive, new, and sustainable light.

Mark your calendar’s today and spread the word about “The Greens 20th Anniversary Celebration” on Thursday evening, September 13, 2108 from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Lincoln Academy in Newcastle and the daylong “What’s the Buzz About Reframing Aging? Linking Aging Research, Public Policy and Community Age Positive Symposium” on Friday, September 14 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. in Cheverus Hall at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Academy Hill, Damariscotta Mills.

The Eldercare Network of Lincoln County’s homes are unique places for elders to live in pleasant and safe surroundings with dignity and enjoyment.

Connecting the Community, all ECN 20th Anniversary Celebration events are free.  Community members across all generations welcome.  Donations in support of the Eldercare Network are always appreciated. For information, to express your interest, to volunteer and/or to become a 20th Anniversary sponsor call 207-563-2148 gwebber@eldercarenetwork.org, e-mail  or write the ElderCare Network of Lincoln County, P.O. Box 652,  Damariscotta, ME 04543. www.eldercarenetwork.org. Like us on Facebook

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.

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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!

 

 

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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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