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Open House at The Atrium at The Cedars
Thursday June 6, 2013 from 2-4 PM
FMI call 207-221-7100
As we enter this weekend dedicated to mothers,
The Cedars gives thanks to all women who have
nurtured, inspired and loved.
James Sheppard of the Tuskegee Airmen
presents at The Atrium on May 14, 2013
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Monthly Archives: April 2012
Ken Murray, Director of Volunteer Services at the Southern Maine Agency on Aging, gave the keynote address at the 2012 Volunteer Recognition Dinner at The Cedars. About 50 volunteers attended, including a group from The Atrium, The Cedars’ independent living facility.
According to Murray, success after retirement depends on staying healthy, which includes healthy eating habits, exercise, lifelong learning, a social network, and a sense of purpose.
Volunteering, he noted, can help provide that sense of purpose for seniors. “Serving others helps them, it helps us, and it helps our community – and it is a very American value,” he said.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, around 26% of U.S. citizens do volunteer work each year, at an average … Read more here.
Now that spring is officially here, it’s a great time to get outside and get active and healthy. There are plenty of ways to get our heart pumping outside, but one of the easiest ways is to walk or hike. Walking is a low-impact aerobic exercise which helps strengthen our cardiovascular system, keeping our weight at a healthy level and protecting us against diseases such as diabetes and some forms of cancer.
Research has shown that the benefits of walking 5 times per week for 30 minutes can helpyou:
Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease
Improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels
Improve blood lipid … Read more here.
We enthusiastically welcome our new chef, Simon Thorpe, to The Atrium at The Cedars.
Simon is a graduate of The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York and was an apprentice and chef at several five star restaurants from Chicago to Daytona Beach. He grew up in Liverpool, England and Ontario, Canada, moving to Maine in 1988 where he continued his culinary career with Unum Provident’s Business Catering Services and with another senior living community in New England.
Simon joined The Cedars last month but has already made a significant impression. The members are thrilled with Simon’s creativity to date, as he compliments the menu with an assortment of personal specialties, such as his signature Yorkshire pudding, and various … Read more here.
by Lisa L. Clark, MS, OTR/L, Program Coordinator of Living Well with Dementia
Lisa is an occupational therapist who is the Program Coordinator for Living Well with Dementia. She has thirty years of experience working with people who are over 65. In the course of her career she has also provided services to people with dementia, to help them participate in activities that are meaningful for them.
Lisa graduated from the University of New Hampshire with undergraduate and graduate degrees in Occupational Therapy. She has worked in many healthcare settings such as acute rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation, dementia care and consultation in Assisted Living, home health services, … Read more here.
Please join us on Thursday April 19 at 11AM for a peek into the past with renowned
Maine State Historian Earle G. Shettleworth, Jr.
Kindly RSVP to 221-7100 if you would like to attend
Make ‘Em Laugh: The Cedars Auxiliary Comedy Night
The Cedars Auxiliary is always on the lookout for new members. And what better way to bring people together than stand-up comedy? On March 29, The Cedars Auxiliary Comedy Night featured performances by comedians Johnny Ater, Kate Ghiloni and Karen Morgan, who kept the audience in stiches.
While anticipating the start of the show, the crowd mingled over snacks provided by The Cedars dining services and libations donated by Shipyard Brewing Company and USA Wine West. The lights flickered and the audience took their seats.
Auxiliary President Suzie Berzinis welcomed her guests, thanked Event Chair Marjorie Ferris and introduced the first act, Johnny Ater. … Read more here.
The Cedars wishes you a happy and joyous Passover
Seder Dinners April 6 and April 7 at 5:30PM at The Cedars
Please call for reservations 207-221-7000
Many colleges and universities training health professionals use an integrative approach that incorporates classroom learning, labs for skill development and hands-on training. The Cedars retirement community has always opened its doors to provide clinical education and training to future health care providers. Today we affiliate with several schools to teach various health care disciplines such (physician’s assistants, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech and language pathologists, social service workers, registered dieticians and dietary technicians).
The staff and our residents at … Read more here.