November 27, 2020

Orono Nursing Home

Several residents were luncheon guests at the Pooler Pavilion on Oct. 19.

On Oct. 20, pumpkin cookies prepared by the Cookettes and raspberry and almond gourmet coffee were served while residents worked on craft projects for the November fair.

Exercise and 2 p.m. beano kept many resident on the go Oct. 21.

Mary Rustin led a sing-along Oct. 22 and evening beano had another capacity crowd.

The special meal Oct. 23 featured many Chinese dishes and ended with a fortune cookie. Children visited from the Asa C. Adams School and each “adopted” a grandparent for the remainder of the school year.

Oct. 24 and 25 brought weekend activities of beano competitions, invigorating exercise, informative news and the Sunday religious service. — Brenda Davis


Dianne Conroe, the new activity director, has been welcomed with a party of cider and doughnuts.

Slide shows by Bob and Maxine Seavey, Clayton Rogers and Claude Westfall were greatly enjoyed.

Many thanks to Pat and John Maines who invited residents to their home for homemade raised doughnuts.

The Anderson family music and sing-along with Harland Soule were enjoyed by everyone.

Residents took a trip to the Veazie Salmon Club for a bacon and egg breakfast Oct. 22. Our cooks were Herbert Fowle Jr., executive director, and Cliff Page, maintenance supervisor. Volunteers Gloria Dauphinee, Ina Clifford and Madelyn Carlisle provided transportation.

The Rev. Ruth Powell provided an uplifting Sunday service Oct. 25.

Last-minute arrangements are being made for our fall fair. — Dianne Conroe

Ross Manor

The Tall Pines Rhythm Band from Belfast entertained residents with its wonderful melodies Oct. 15.

Residents went to Orono on Oct. 16 to eat, drink and be merry at a masquerade ball held by the Orono Nursing Home.

Residents helped make apple pudding cake for Johnny Appleseed Day, Oct. 19. They sampled it the next day.

Clyde Jewett brought his handmade model of Columbus’ ship, the Santa Maria, on Oct. 20. All on deck had happy sailing during his visit.

Residents went bowling Oct. 22.

Melodies of yesterday’s memories flooded Ross Manor as the Sunshine Gals sang Oct. 23.

A delicious harvest buffet was shared by residents Oct. 26 to celebrate October birthdays.

We have welcomed two students from the University of Maine human services department. Sheila Randall and Chuck Ellswroth are carrying out their field placement with us.

We collected $116.09 from our bake sale Oct. 8. It was was used for a Halloween celebration.

Residents and family members shopped for fall fashions with the help of the Patients Personal Needs on Oct. 9.

The flourishing fall foliage delighted residents and family members during a bus trip through Bucksport and Winterport Oct. 12.

A stimulating game of Mind Teasers stirred up memories of the White House on Oct. 13. Residents celebrated the 200th anniversary of the famous mansion.

Stillwater Health Care

October can be a lot of fun for everyone. The staff had the maintenance man arrested on Jail and Bail Day for the March of Dimes. He had to raise $300 for bail, which went to MD. He did a great job and we all had to pay. We made a video of the event so everyone could enjoy it. — Toni Moss

Westgate Manor

The Westgate Manor Art Gallery features paintings by Helen Bosse of Milford, to be exhibited through December.

The auxiliary had its first meeting Oct. 19. We are all excited about projects and are looking for more volunteers to take part. If interested, contact Jean Cunningham at 862-6055 or Wanda Brown, evenings, at 942-0244.

Residents and staff gave Dianne Conroe, activity director, a farewell party Oct. 16 to thank her for her enthusiasm, creativity and dedication. — Cheryl Martin

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