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!


Rockland Public Library and Bartlett Woods Retirement Community present a talk by astrophotographer Mike Taylor on Thursday, August 30

Friends of Rockland Public Library, Rockland Public Library and Bartlett Woods Retirement Community present a talk by astrophotographer Mike Taylor on Thursday, August 30 at 6:30 PM in the Library’s Community Room. Taylor will show many of his photographs and discuss best techniques for photographing the night sky. He will discuss how astrophotography is different […]

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May Basket Day

  Bartlett Woods had a secret admirer today that left May Day Baskets for everyone and they were beautiful! The baskets were received as folks came down to breakfast and the day was full of smiles, memories, and happiness.  Everyone had a story to tell about the May Day’s they had experienced as a child.  […]

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  Bartlett Woods’ continues its sponsorship of free documentary films on Saturday, May 12th, 2PM at The Strand Theatre, 345 Main Street, Rockland. The one-day-only screening of Cyber Seniors is a co-presentation between Bartlett Woods Retirement Community and The Strand Theatre. “We are delighted to be back at The Strand to co-present another special film,” […]

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It’s Spring!

  It’s SPRING and I can hear the birds outside of my office window!   I want to share with you some of the plans we have been busy making.   Melina, our gardener is back and we look forward to the long awaited fresh flowers that she ensures surround Bartlett Woods each year.   […]

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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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