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!


November 2019

Well here we are approaching the holiday season again already. I’m really not sure how that happened so quickly, but it did and we are going to really enjoy the last two months of 2019. We kick off November with some furry fun! Pope Memorial Humane Society will be here for a visit with some […]

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Labor Department encourages older Mainers to fill the need in the state’s workforce

By Catherine Pegram  | Posted: Fri 7:27 PM, Aug 30, 2019  |  Updated: Sun 6:52 PM, Sep 01, 2019  ROCKLAND, Maine (WABI) – Employers throughout the state are constantly on the lookout for qualified workers. The Department of Labor is encouraging older Mainers to consider meeting that need. Retirees who are thinking about returning to […]

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Dept. of Labor Information Session for Retirees and Rejoining the Workforce

ROCKLAND, Maine – Retirees considering returning to work part-time are invited to meet with Maine Department of Labor staff on Tuesday, September 10th at 2 p.m. The meeting, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Bartlett Woods Retirement Community, 20 Bartlett Drive (just off outer Talbot Avenue) in Rockland. […]

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September 2019

When I was a little girl my neighbor had a white flowering bush and I remember asking her what it was. She told me that’s a “school bus bush”. She then explained when the bush bloomed, the school buses followed. I’ve always remembered that as sort of the end of summer when the “School Bus […]

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August 2019

As I sit here writing this month’s blog, I’m shaking my head saying “How is it August already?” But then I think back over the last few months and all the places we have been and the things we’ve done this summer and I realize we’ve been having fun! And you know the saying “Time […]

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July 2019

Summer on the coast of Maine, it just doesn’t get much better. We are so blessed to live in such a beautiful area. There is so much to see and do here, we just can’t fit it all into a summer, but that doesn’t stop us from trying! Are you ready for it? You are […]

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June 2019

Wow, it seems like just yesterday I was writing this blog for the month May and the month just flew bye. We had so many adventures and so much fun! June will be no exception! For several months we have been corresponding with 5th grade students at the St. George School who are learning to […]

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Free Pre-Art Walk Event – June 7th

  Contact: Pam Cabanas, Curator/Artist c. 207-691-5787 Mary Eads, Executive Director, Bartlett Woods Retirement Community 207-594-2745 Photo Attached. Caption info: Ted Tihansky, Monhegan Winter, oil on canvas. On view in Midcoast Legacies in Art Exhibition currently at Bartlett Woods Retirement Community.   Start the ART WALK with a walk in the WOODS! Special […]

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May 2019

It certainly seemed like May took its sweet old time getting here didn’t it?  But, now that it’s here, we plan on getting out there and enjoying it!  We are starting the month off with a trip to the Farnsworth Art Museum to check out their new exhibit “Slab City Rendezvous”.   You should check out […]

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April 2019

We made it! Spring is here; at least that’s what the calendar says. Here at Bartlett Woods, most of our snow is gone and it won’t be long before our beautiful gardens will be in bloom again. We are all watching for signs of the first Crocus to pop up out of the ground. It’s […]

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