Mary Eads

Thank you for visiting the Bartlett Woods blog. I am Mary Eads, the Executive Director, and bi-weekly I will be sharing my thoughts and inspiration as well as posting information about our retirement community that will inform our community, residents, family, and friends of the fabulous activities, upcoming events and fundraisers being held at Bartlett Woods.

Along with my own bi-weekly posts, I will also be adding posts written by our well respected staff here at Bartlett Woods covering a variety of different topics.

Please feel free to send suggestions, I would love to hear from you!


In Good Company

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do” Steve Jobs   I have been very blessed to have found not only a job but a family here at Bartlett Woods.  There is no lack of positive feedback from the community about the wonderful place I work in, whether it is […]

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Opening Reception for Maine Artists, Pam Cabañas, Alison Hill, Björn Runquist, Anne Cronin and Deborah Winship. Bartlett Woods Retirement Community proudly presents our 6th annual “Art at Bartlett Woods” artist exhibition and reception. This year we showcase five wonderful Maine artists Pam Cabanas, Alison Hill, and Björn Runquist as well as two of our resident […]

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The Age of Love

  The Age of Love; a film by Steven Loring, which was shown at the Strand Theater last Saturday, ended up being a huge success. The theater reached about 80 percent capacity with the majority of the attendees being women between the ages of 50 -80 years. During the show, audible laughter was heard through-out along with a few emotional scenes that […]

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Eleven Days into January 2018

    We are already eleven days into January in Maine!  We have experienced frigid temperatures along with heavy winds and a good amount of snow, but we “Mainers” know that it’s not over yet. I want to take this opportunity to thank all of the folks that must endure these conditions to make life […]

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Delicious Pumpkin Recipe for the Season

Everyone loves anything made with pumpkins this time of year.  Almost everyone, that is, but I must say I think everything imaginable now comes in a pumpkin spice flavor or scent beginning late summer.  It does seem to be bit much and takes away a little of the anticipation of looking forward to a homemade pumpkin pie […]

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A new day at The Art Center

Resident Constance Kiermaier launches her first Community Art Class A new art class has been launched in our first-floor Art Center under the leadership of resident artist Constance Kiermaier.  Adult students from the Midcoast community will study drawing, painting, collage, color theory, and more.  The class remains small so that each student has an opportunity […]

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The List Every Senior Living Caregiver Should Have

Published on Mon, 01/16/2017 – 10:49pm By Susan Saldibar   You have a mom in an assisted living or memory care community. She has arthritis with chronically aching joints. She has good days and bad days. You read an article or two about nutrition and foods that help reduce inflammation and foods that aggravate inflammation. […]

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Kiermaier shows ‘Art at Bartlett Woods’

  ROCKLAND — Bartlett Woods Retirement Community is proud to present a one-afternoon-only “Art at Bartlett Woods” artist exhibition and walk-through Saturday, June 10, from 2 to 5 p.m. Artwork created by resident and artisan Constance Kiermaier will be showcased. Kiermaier is a collagist, box maker, printmaker, painter and teacher whose works of art have […]

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The 20 Best Small Towns to Visit in 2017 From remote hideaways to coastal harbors, discover the towns that topped our list this year

As noted by Jackie Mansky with additional research by Lauren Johnson and Jesse Sparks on May 2, 2017 Rockland Harbor Breakwater Lighthouse (shakzu / iStock) Your favorite small town probably doesn’t look quite like how Norman Rockwell drew it. Small towns may be united by their modest population sizes, but they’re remarkable for their diversity […]

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