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 them and their families.  It was wonderful!

Our grandchildren were so much fun to hang out with! It was very heartwarming to not only learn of their interests but what they are thinking about at this time in their lives. When asked where they would like to go to grab some dinner one night, “SUSHI!” they all exclaimed at once.  What a different time we live in now, but I must admit I was very glad to hear the news and sushi it was.

During our drive back to Maine in all kinds of weather, I had time to reflect on all the things in this world that I am so, so thankful for and how important it is to not take any of our blessings for granted.  It is so easy to take a few minutes out of our busy day to say or think of all we have to be thankful for in our lives.  Simple, really and it feels so good and right, it’s sure to put a smile on your face.

So, before we run on to the next holiday with all of its hustle and bustle, please take a moment each day and say your thanksgivings quietly to yourself.  It will bring you great joy!


Mary Eads, Executive Director

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 guidance from one special person and friend; Pam Cabanas, a noted Friendship artist. Pam, acting as a curator for Bartlett Woods, has brought us reputable and acclaimed artists such as Sam Cady, Katharine Cartwright, Jane Herbert, Jean Kigel, Nat Lewis, Sally Louthridge, Kathleen Mack, Alan Magee, Dennis Pinette, Susan Van Campen, David Vickery, and photographer Jeremy Barnard who have all graced our facility with their wonderful creative works. This shared experience has enriched the lives of residents, families, visitors, and staff alike.

The relationship that I have witnessed between the people who live here and the artists has been one of genuine, mutual appreciation and respect. The art changes every January and it is very exciting around here. We celebrate the hanging of the new art on the last Saturday in February annually.

Currently on exhibit, we have a solo show by Maine painter Ronald Frontin. More than twenty major works by this extraordinary artist have graced our walls for close to a year. Frontin’s work carries on the tradition of American Realism stemming from the early nineteenth century.

If you have not yet come to view Frontin’s work, you still have time! Please stop by anytime between 9-5.

Mary Eads, Executive Director

Save the date:

Bartlett Woods Artist Reception

Saturday February 25, 2017   2PM-5PM

Open to the public and refreshments will be served.