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Lincoln Home Ice Cream Social

The Lincoln Home in Newcastle invites the public to help celebrate 87 years of care at its annual ice cream social on July 8 at 2:30 p.m.

The Lincoln Home has provided care for seniors along the Damariscotta River since 1927. While the building has changed and services have been added over the years, the promise remains the same: "To provide nurturing care in a beautiful environment for seniors."

Many people still wonder what is in the long yellow building along the Damariscotta River in Newcastle. Occasionally, someone will stop by to book a room for the night as they think, perhaps, it is a fine hotel.

The Lincoln Home is a senior living community with several options for folks looking for a residence for a loved one, or some short-term or in-home care.

The story of The Lincoln Home is heartwarming. Through the hard work of the members of seven women's clubs in Lincoln County in the year 1925, with an initial deposit of $7, the dream began.

Through the generosity of George J. Woodman, The Lincoln Home became a reality, when he purchased the Bryant property and donated it to the women's clubs.

The Lincoln Home was to be a place where aged people, in good health, living in Lincoln County could live comfortably and happily.

With a great amount of fundraising and volunteerism, the Lincoln Home fulfilled its mission well for more than thirty years. In 1960, state laws and legislation governing all homes housing the aged required sprinkler systems in all above-ground floors.

With water a concern, an annex was built with a 17-room addition to accommodate the ever-growing waiting list. The annex was completed and dedicated on July 3, 1964.

Even though the project was completed, there was much fundraising needed to meet the payments as they came due. Each women's club had fundraising goals and projects and they worked together to continue raising the needed money.

The women ran a secondhand shop in the rear of the garage at The Lincoln Home. They held celebrations on founders day, and had silver teas, yard sales, concerts, and auctions.

In 2002, a new wing was dedicated, making The Lincoln Home among the most modern, yet graceful, of Maine's assisted-living residences.

Residents can live a joyful life in their own apartment, while leaving the meal preparation, housework, laundry, medication management, and transportation to the staff.

Harbor View Cottage was opened as a memory loss community in 2010, in what was once a lovely bed-and-breakfast. This unique program provides a safe and home-like atmosphere for loved ones with dementia.

One2One Care is a private-duty service of The Lincoln Home. Certified and compassionate caregivers are available to help two to 24 hours a day, in a home, a hospital, or another facility.

One2One provides personal care, transportation, light meal preparation, and house cleaning, at whatever level is needed. One2One offers help for individuals recuperating from surgery or an illness and those who would welcome assistance as they get older.

The annual ice cream social will feature ice cream and toppings without limits.

With the community's help, The Lincoln Home will celebrate its philosophy of care and its commitment to its legacy with joy and ice cream. The promise made in 1927 continues today.



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