West Falmouth Manufacturing Company, 1880.
All this year, the Town of Falmouth is celebrating the 300th anniversary of its incorporation with a variety of special activities and events. The commemoration has also inspired a number of “legacy projects,” one of which is “The Story of Falmouth” Traveling Exhibit.
View of Casco Bay from Falmouth, 1910.
The first-ever exhibit to explore Falmouth’s unique story, twelve panels showcase the town’s rich history through rarely seen images and fascinating accounts of Falmouth residents. Beginning with the area’s first inhabitants 12,000 years ago and concluding in modern times, topics such as early settlement, recreation, governance, war, and education are examined.
OceanView was honored to be selected as one of the stops on the exhibit’s tour schedule. All twelve panels will rotate between our independent living, assisted living and memory care buildings on campus, allowing all of our residents an opportunity to take a little trip back in time.
Here at OceanView, we understand that people’s needs can change as they age. This is why our stress-free independent retirement living includes the future peace of mind of a care continuum with two assisted living residences – Falmouth House and Legacy Memory Care. Both offer priority access to our independent living residents, but are also options for those living outside our community.
Left to right: Rita Dennis, Marketing Associate; Andrew Jones, Marketing Specialist; Gloria Walker, Director of Sales & Marketing; Tamera Vogel, Assisted Living Sales Consultant.
New to these two residential communities is Tamera Vogel, Assisted Living Sales Consultant, who joined the OceanView Sales and Marketing Team this past December. Tamera brings to the position an impressive background in sales, long term care, and finances.
With four levels of care, Falmouth House offers private apartments situated among beautifully appointed sitting areas, libraries, dining and activity rooms, with access to lovely gardens. Each individual is actively involved in their own personalized care plan. Supervised by licensed professional nurses 24-hours a day, the certified staff’s goal is to help the residents live life to the fullest, with daily assistance at their fingertips.
Legacy Memory Care is a secure community for individuals with memory loss and dementia, implicitly designed to provide cues to guide residents to areas through the use of architecture and color. A private garden offers shaded patio seating, walking path and opportunities for gardening. The compassionate staff is specifically trained to deliver person-centered care, ensuring every resident enjoys meaningful life experiences and the feeling of success every day.
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At Falmouth’s Annual “Hot-in-A-Pot” Cookoff, OceanView once again won the People’s Choice Award! This year, it was Chef Betsy’s Roasted Red Pepper and Tomato with Smoked Gouda that delighted people’s tummies. The event was part of Very Merry Falmouth which kicked-off the Falmouth 300th Celebration.
Held as a benefit for the Falmouth Food Pantry, attendees got to sample some of the best chili, chowder, soup, and stew in town. Betsy and one of our Servers, Heather, were busy dishing out cups of soup, with each serving getting garnished with a mini grilled cheese.
Of course, the real winners are our residents who get to enjoy our chefs’ award-winning soups and other outstanding culinary creations daily at our various on-campus dining venues.
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November is National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. With more than 5 million Americans currently living with the disease and someone in the US developing Alzheimer’s every 66 seconds, the need for funding for the support of treatment, care and research is critical.
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. As part of this effort, Legacy Memory Care at OceanView held its 2nd annual walk on-campus to raise awareness and collect donations. Both residents and staff from our independent living, assisted living and memory care communities participated.
OceanView’s Fitness Team created multiple routes across our 80-acre campus, utilizing wooded paths and sidewalks to provide walks of different lengths with various levels of terrain. Along the way, stations were set up with waters, apples and energy bars.
Our fundraising total for the 2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is currently at $7,500! All funds directly benefit the Alzheimer’s Association’s Maine Chapter. A huge thank you to our residents and staff for volunteering, spreading the word, walking, fundraising, and helping us all realize a world without Alzheimer’s!
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation,
Last Friday OceanView celebrated its 31st anniversary with an Egyptian-themed bash! Our Blueberry Commons room was transformed into the “Valley of Kings” desert, complete with the Great Pyramids, Sphinx and King Tut’s sarcophagus.
Residents, some of whom were in costume, enjoyed appetizers and drinks seated around tables decorated with stones, scarabs, grasses and reeds. Music group “Zapion” added to the exotic atmosphere with performances of Turkish, Arab, Iranian, Balkan, Greek and Armenian dance music.
Residents then adjourned to the Main Dining Room where they were met by our waitstaff dressed in bright belted drapes, and golden head and neck pieces. The special dinner started with Roasted Carrot Soup and Hummus Plates. Entrees included Citrus Marinated Salmon over Tabbouleh, and Hazelnut Encrusted Chicken Breast over Eggplant Caponata. The dinner concluded with Egyptian Basbousa Cake (recipe below!) with Rose Petals and Macerated Strawberries, along with refreshing mint tea.
And so we raise a glass in gratitude to the remarkable OceanView community of residents and staff for making these past 31 years truly unforgettable. Here’s to another memorable year!
OceanView resident Ruth Johnson was just featured on the WCSH 6 show “207” for her outstanding commitment to multiple volunteer roles. Reporter Rob Nesbitt did his best to keep up with Ruth, which isn’t easy, as “sitting still” seems to be quite the foreign concept to her! You’re truly an inspiration Ruth. Watch the segment below.
Left to right: Ross Schneider, Fitness Specialist; Shelby Poduch, Fitness Specialist; Jameson Skillings, Personal Trainer; and Kate Foley, Fitness Manager, accepting plaque from Katie Rooks, Go Red Director, from the American Heart Association.
The 2017 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced, with OceanView achieving Bronze Level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace.
The American Heart Association created the Index with its CEO Roundtable members, a leadership collaborative of more than 30 CEOs from some of America’s largest companies who are committed to improving their employees’ overall health. More than 800 companies completed the assessment this year.
OceanView’s Fitness Manager, Kate Foley, says “Every day the Fitness Team works on the health and fitness of our residents. We’ve realized that incorporating programming for the staff, boosts morale and creates a fun environment for the whole community. Our residents recognize and appreciate this, and are often curious about the programming we have in store for the employees!”