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!



  The chill of the fall air has arrived and yet the fun just continues with outings meant to help you enjoy this time of year. From apple picking, to a fall foliage ride to Castine, to lunch out at Moody’s Diner, and scenic rides to enjoy the fall colors, we try to make it […]

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The average American man outlives his ability to drive by six years; the average American woman, by 10 years. (Consumer Reports, by Michael Tortorello, June 01, 2017)   Our aging residents need to know they can reliably travel to see their doctor, have tests performed, or receive life-enhancing therapy. Can you help give them that […]

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A Look Back At Summer

I wanted to take a few moments to comment on the wonderful summer we had at Bartlett Woods. The beginning of summer was busy with home improvements. Melina, our gardener, worked hard to make our gardens spectacular with pure artistry. They were a sight to behold!   As the Executive Director, I had a board […]

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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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