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!


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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Art Walk

                        We are very excited to announce that an Art Walk has been scheduled for Saturday, May 6th from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at Bartlett Woods to give the community further opportunity to view the beautiful art created by Björn Runquist and Alison Hill that […]

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Older Mainers thriving despite low levels of personal satisfaction, study shows

As noted in the Bangor Daily News on Saturday/Sunday, December 24-25 By Meg Haskell, BDN Staff A recent state-by-state survey ranks Maine 20th in the nation in the overall well-being of its older residents, up from 33rd in last year’s report. But Maine falls short in some areas, including seniors’ sense of purpose and personal […]

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Embracing the Season

The crisp mornings and chilly evenings have me inventorying my supply of rugged socks and faithful sweaters.  It’s not quite time to rummage for the boots and mittens, but that will come shockingly soon.  Right now it is enough to add warm layers, an extra blanket on the bed, and to surrender to the awe […]

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Giving Thanks

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with their loved ones.  It’s always been my favorite day to spend with family and friends.  For the first time in many years, all of our children live on the east coast, therefore my husband and myself were able to drive to Maryland to spend time with […]

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Live Art

How lucky we are to have “live art” all around us……   Since the completion of our expansion and renovations in 2012, Bartlett Woods has partnered with local professional artists who are willing to display their visual art throughout our hallways, parlor, dining room and sun room. This collaboration would never have been possible without the […]

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