January 21, 2020

Brewer Convalescent

Our nursing staff members were guests of honor at a buffet breakfast in honor of National Nurses’ Day, which was observed May 6.

Local activity directors held a meeting at our facility Friday, May 11. Guest speakers were Jim White from Therapeutic Dogs International, and Anne Pittman, recreation therapist from the Head Injury Treatment Program at Brewer.

The Mother’s Day tea drew quite a crowd of residents, families and friends. Entertainment on guitars was provided by Philip Clement of Lincolnville and Mike Nelson of Damariscotta.

The Brewer Bees were hosts to the Bangor Wasps at another spelling bee last week. We are afraid that Bangor got the sting this time.

Once again, the wonder and enchantment of Prom Time swept the spirits of residents and staffers at Brewer. The “Way Back Ball,” featuring “The Moonshine,” was held May 16 at Brewer High School. Families, friends and volunteers also assisted.

It all began with the arrival of three antique cars. They drove the residents across the street to the school where the ball was being held. This was right in style for our old-fashioned theme for National Nursing Home Week, “A Tradition of Caring.”

Prizes for the event were donated by Harding Florist, Basketworld, Pizza Pete’s and Wellby Super Drug. Other contributors were the Monogram Shop and Bridal Boutique, the Brewer High School Key Club and the families of Larry Parker and Annie Nickerson.

Families, friends and especially the certified nurses, aides and other staff members helped make this evening a success. — Shirley Shannon

Orono Nursing Home

Our volunteer recognition tea was held May 14 and was enjoyed by everyone. Frank Holmes was named our Volunteer of the Year for 1990. Each volunteer was presented a gift of thanks.

The May 20 Sunday Service was conducted by members of the Brewer Calvary Baptist Church.

Students from the Orono Junior High School visited their “adopted grandparents” on May 21.

Some of the residents ate at the Oriental Jade on May 22.

Birthdays celebrated this month are: Stanley Mann, May 26; Frances Paradis, May 28; Lena Ginsberg, May 29; and Orise Perron, May 30. A special happy birthday goes to Delia Cyr, who will celebrate her 94th birthday Monday, May 28.

A service in memory of our friends and loved ones will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 29. — Roberta Violette


Mother’s Day was very special in the food department, particularly for those who could not spend the day with loved ones. Lobster salad rolls were served for dinner, with banana spilts for dessert. After our regular Sunday service, led by the Rev. George John, the residents gathered for a Mother’s Day tea.

The Bangor Community Chorus gave a wonderful concert on May 15. Everyone was delighted with the 50-member chorus and the selections they chose to sing.

At the House Committee meeting, it was decided to hold the summer yard sale on Thursday, July 19, with July 20 as rain date. Donations for the sale from members of the community would be appreciated.

The “Y” Players from the YWCA provided an afternoon of fun and laughter when the group presented music and comedy skits from “A Place for Us, Meaning Women.” — Eugenia Witham

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