Bartlett Woods Celebrating 25 Years

In January of 2022, we began to think about this looming milestone for Bartlett Woods and all who Believe in Bartlett. Many conversations later, the staff and a dedicated group of volunteers – aka The 25th Committee – envisioned a special campaign to say “thank you” to all of you who have inspired us to be the right place because we do the right thing. Especially during these last few years, our community has worked so hard in partnership with us to understand the Covid19 challenges, adapt and educate ourselves, and thankfully succeed in keeping our house as safe as possible for all.

We are immensely grateful.

Therefore, let us celebrate and show our community gratitude by launching a program of anniversary events, commencing with The Bartlett Woods 25th Anniversary Cookbook. Assembled from 100 recipes submitted by Bartlett Woods’ residents, staff and families, we are now taking orders for the $15.00 publication. It is our first such project and it has been a thrill to create.

In January 2023, our yearlong celebration begins a fresh new Art at Bartlett exhibition, curated by Midcoast Maine painter and curator Pam Cabañas. Come spring, look for other public events honoring our medical practitioners, as well as our mothers and fathers. In June, Bartlett will express appreciation for our business neighbors during PenBay Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours to be held on our lovely backyard patio. In August, when we officially turn 25, Bartlett will host The Summer Party, when we will make a toast to our staff, residents, families, neighbors and friends, with special acknowledgement of our local generous sponsors.

Along with seed funds allocated by our volunteer Board of Directors, we hope to raise $25,000 toward our 25th Anniversary budget goal. If you would like to help us mark this milestone (as we are one of the only not-for-profit retirement communities in our coastal region), sponsorship opportunities are still available.

To inquire, contact Lori Schafer, Admissions & Marketing Director, at 207 593- 1419 or
Please join us in saying “thank you” to our wider community, while looking forward to the next 25 years.