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!


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Bartlett Woods Hires New Executive Director Kelly Osborn

Kelly Osborn has been named the new Executive Director at Bartlett Woods Retirement Community. Osborn replaces Mary Eads, retiring at the end of May after 15 years of service. Kelly Osborn is an experienced healthcare administrator. She has spent the past decade overseeing residential care facilities across central and southern Maine.  Kelly was most recently the […]

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“The Soul of Maine”

Landscape photography exhibit by Alan J. LaVallee Bartlett Woods is pleased to host the exhibition, “The Soul of Maine: Landscape photography by Alan J. LaVallee”, on view now through December 31, 2023. An Artist’s Talk is planned for Monday, November 13th at 2pm in the Parlor at Bartlett Woods. Born in Augusta, ME, Alan J. […]

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23 Milestone Award to Bartlett Woods

Blog Post from Mary – February 21, 2023

Bartlett Woods received a 2023 Milestone Award from Penobscot Bay Regional Chamber of Commerce at the annual Year in Review Awards Gala on Friday, February 10, 2023. More than 250 Chamber member businesses, elected officials, and local community representatives attended, hosted by the Samoset Resort. The Year in Review Awards Gala was an opportunity to […]

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Bartlett Woods Art 2023 Exhibit

Bartlett Woods presents “ART at Bartlett 2023”

First public event of the 25th anniversary year for the non-profit After a long, pandemic-related hiatus, ART at BARLETT is back! An opening reception will be held Saturday, April 8th, from 2-5pm at Bartlett Woods, 20 Bartlett Drive in Rockland (located off Talbot Street between Broadway and Old County Road). The public is invited to […]

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Welcoming the new year!

The Annual Friends and Family Holiday Dinner 2022 It was a celebration on many levels! On the evening of December 14, 2022, Bartlett Woods shared the joy of Christmas with many residents’ friends and family members. It was the much anticipated Friends and Family Party — the return of a beloved tradition that had been […]

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Bartlett on Parade!

December 2022 You know, Midcoast Maine does love a festival, even in the cold weather (especially in the cold???). For the first time, and in honor of our upcoming 25th Anniversary in 2023, Bartlett Woods recently participated in TWO local festival parades. Our creative staff designed a holiday look for our 12-seater bus, inside and […]

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Celebrating 25 Years

In 2023, Bartlett Woods Retirement Community will be 25 years old. Imagine . . . What a time to pause and say thank you to all of you who have inspired us to be the right place because we do the right thing. Together, we will celebrate our community and show our gratitude through a […]

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Carole Sloane talks at Bartlett Woods

Carole Sloane talk at Bartlett Woods

 The current exhibit at Bartlett Woods was installed in the autumn of 2019 thanks to our long-time curator Pam Cabanas. (Pam’s work is above the fireplace and above our bulletin board in the hallway). Rockland artist Carol Sloane was born in New York City and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Fine Arts […]

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Welcome to the book 2022!

January always looks like a blank page to me. That blank page is the first chapter in a 12 chapter book called 2022. Make 2022 a best seller! Each day of the month represents a page within that chapter. January 1st is page one of chapter one of 2022. How do you want your story […]

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Art Center at Bartlett Woods

Bartlett Woods in Rockland Offers Residents an Arts-Friendly Environment

Article originally posted here: Maine Art Scene Rockland, ME) Are you a mature artist looking to rent in Rockland, the art capitol of Maine? Bartlett Woods, a 501(c)3 retirement community for ages 55+, features programs and arts offerings for residents. There is an “Art at Bartlett” program of professional and student exhibitions, Art Center classes and […]

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