May 26, 2019

Bangor Convalescent

The Resident Council chose the Salvation Army as its charity fund-raiser this year.

A Valentine’s Day ice cream social was held.

Glennis Green of the dietary staff was given a surprise wedding shower Feb. 15.

Recent religious services were provided by the West Hampden Baptist Church and First Apostolic Church. — Paul Ciarrrocchi

Brewer Convalescent

Residents and staff had a Mardi Gras celebration on the eve of Ash Wednesday. The band Moonshine played.

Some residents had valentine treats provided by the Se Beowolf Club of Brewer High.

A food auction and contest were held, with Mike and Selena Lufkin of Eddington. Residents’ families and staff donated items. The dietary department generated the most income.

The spring craft fair and bake sale will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, March 16. For table space, call 989-7300.

We are planning a Family Night supper at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 21, with an Irish theme and entertainment. Reservations are needed. — Shirley Shannon

Orono Nursing Home

Residents took an outing to the Bangor-Brewer Bowling Lanes Feb. 15. Gladys Robinson had high score of 98.

Our hot dog and bake sale Feb. 20 was very successful. Proceeds will go to the American Heart Association.

Birthdays this week are Mary Moody, who will turn 93 on Feb. 25, and Eva Mitchell, who will be 92 on Feb. 27. — Doug Rodenbeck

Penobscot Valley Adult Day Service

On Valentine’s Day, Alta Sullivan and Geneva Hodge shared the Queen for a Day crown.

An Indian auction was held last week. Everyone had fun bidding on jams, pickles and other items.

A Valentine “Have a Heart” basket was given to a local family. Several people made donations to the project. — Mary Kenney


On Feb. 19, Irving Gardner celebrated his 100th birthday with friends and family. Irving’s favorite music was sung and he demonstrated his musical talent by singing harmony. Norm Lambert and Mary Martin played the piano, and Harley Soule and Jackie Tower led the sing-along.

Refreshments for the February birthday party were provided by Barbara Gibson, Margie Tinker, Mary Ellen Stetson, Jessie Fraser, Polly Denaco and Gloria Dauphinee.

Marcelle Coffin showed a videotape of a trip she took to Africa last year.

Ross Manor

Residents designed personal valentines with ribbons and lace for the families and friends Feb. 7.

The Hardly Able Band was quite able and entertaining, as they strummed lively and memorable tunes Feb. 8.

The Bangor High School Latin Club assisted us in bowling Feb. 5 and 12.

Children from the Broadway Head Start Program brought valentines, songs and hugs for residents Feb. 13.

Residents participated in a Valentine’s Day Tea Feb. 14.

Residents celebrated the Chinese New Year with eggrolls and sweet rolls.

Sunday Services were conducted by the Rev. Renee Garrett of All Souls Congregational Church on Feb. 10, and by the Rev. Tom Watson of the Advent Church on Feb. 17.

Stillwater Health Care

Residents have been out and about, walking on the warmer days and enjoying the fireside during cold snaps. The Out to Lunch Bunch went to the Harborside Restaurant.

Baseball buffs and historians enjoyed the recent celebration of Babe Ruth’s birthday. David Wilson was presented an Oakland A’s cap by volunteer Barney Munsen. Wilson has a large and colorful collection of baseball caps.

On Ash Wednesday, residents observed the beginning of Lent with a morning Mass by the Rev. Maurice Lebel of St. John’s Catholic Church, and a service on the meaning of Lent by the Rev. William Winston of St. John’s Episcopal Church. Bible study will continue with Sheldon Vanauken’s “Severe Mercy” and Henri Nouwen’s “Returning for a Lenten Devotion.”

Valentine’s Day was celebrated over three days, beginning with first-graders of Fruit Street School, who recited poems and sang songs, and gave residents valentines and decorations. Our Adopt-A-Grands from Garland Street brought cookies and punch for a celebration Wednesday. On Valentine’s Day, volunteers from the Men’s Breakfast group of St. John’s Episcopal Church escorted residents to our second annual champagne luncheon, roast turkey with champagne or sparkling cider. Pianist Clayton Rogers entertained.

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