The month is April — so it must be spring! The snowbanks around Hodgdon Green, the assisted living home in Damariscotta, as well as parking lot piles of snow throughout town, are reducing in size, and here and there, crocus, snowdrops, and other early birds are blooming. How welcome!
Last month, several of the residents experienced the wonders of the Portland Flower Show, with the wonderful fragrance of blooming lilacs and colorful flowering plant life. What a treat!
Speaking of flowers, once again, good neighbor Amy Lalime has supplied flower centerpieces for the dining room tables. To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Kathi Nordone entertained residents and staff with Irish favorites, using her guitar and voice. The home folks enjoyed a traditional corned beef dinner to top it all off. These acts of love by our friends and neighbors are so appreciated. Thank you, all!
This past weekend found some of the residents going out with their families for Easter dinner. Earlier in the week, eggs were dyed and decorated for the holiday. Another activity has been a sewing project. Using machine and nimble fingers, rice socks were created to be used by the residents as microwave-heated “pillows.” How good they feel on that aching spot or sore muscle!
Another calendar note: The annual Hearts Ever Young show is coming in May. Choreographer Carol Teel has been rehearsing this great group, including our own lively Lila Blechman, and what a show they will offer. The theme this year is “HEY – H.E.Y. for Hollywood.” The dates and times will be Monday, May 21 at 2 p.m.; Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m.; and Tuesday, May 29 at 7 p.m., presented at the Lincoln Theater. Mark your calendar now.
Another special event, held the first Friday of each month: Elijah’s Coffee House. Do come and visit with these delightful folks, enjoy wonderful goodies and hot coffee, talk to the birds in their “gilded cages,” and appreciate this extraordinary facility in our midst. Time: 9 to 11 a.m., this Friday, April 6.
Thought for the month, taken from the Farmers’ Almanac: “You cannot do all the good the world needs, but the world needs all the good you can do.”
Blessings to you all, and enjoy the wonders of spring.