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Upcoming Events & Programs

Following are upcoming events and programs that are open to Quarry Hill residents and the general public.

Learn more about ongoing resident activities, and those planned for this month »

Common Foot Issues and Proper Foot Care As We Age
Wednesday, May 13, 3 to 4 pm

Location: Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill

Presented by H. Coleman Scheuller, DPM, Pen Bay Podiatry

Going Strong, Quarry Hill’s series of educational programs devoted to topics in senior health, continues this month with a session on foot issues and care for older adults.

What’s your most neglected body part? It’s probably your feet! In an enlightening presentation, one of Maine’s leading podiatrists explains conditions of the foot that become more common as people age, reviews the latest treatments, and offers simple steps to help older adults keep their tootsies in tip-top shape.

Admission will be free; however, seating is limited, and registration is required. Call 207-921-6116 or email.

Untouchable Love
Wednesday, May 20, 10:30 am to 12 noon

Location: Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill

Presented by Meghan Vigeant, personal historian, Legacy Preserves

Vigeant’s multimedia presentation centers on two young Nepalese dancers who meet and fall in love. But there’s a problem: the girl’s high-caste family forbids marriage to an “untouchable.” A real-life story of hope amid struggle, Untouchable Love envisions a new Nepal, where people are judged by their hearts, not their caste.

Admission will be free; however, seating is limited, and registration is required. Call 207-921-6116 or email.

This event is part of Quarry Hill’s

The Birds of Beech Hill
Wednesday, June 17, 10:30 am to 12 noon

Location: Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill

Presented by Brian Willson, local birder, photographer, and Coastal Mountains Land Trust volunteer

Soar along as Willson introduces the many colorful—and charismatic—birds that call the beloved Rockport preserve home. From wafting warblers to hovering harriers to one winter-wise snowy owl, Willson’s spectacular slides bring nature in all its avian splendor home to roost.

Admission will be free; however, seating is limited, and registration is required. Call 207-921-6116 or email.

This event is part of Quarry Hill’s

Recurring Events & Programs

New Pathways for Parkinson’s
Every Friday, 10:00 am

Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden

This holistic fitness program is designed specifically for persons with Parkinson’s and their caregivers. Instructor Carol Woodbury Witham, a local clinical exercise specialist, leads this class. Cost is $5 per class, payable at the door.

Alzheimers Disease Support Group
First Tuesday of Each Month, 6:00 pm

Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden

The Alzheimer’s Support Group provides information and support to area residents who have loved ones coping with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias.

Free. For details, please contact Cheri Alexander, LSW at (207) 9216237 or at

Parkinsons Disease Support Group
First Tuesday of Each Month, 12 noon

Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill, 30 Community Drive, Camden

The Parkinson’s Support Group is for people with Parkinson’s disease, their families, friends, and caregivers.

Free. Attendees should bring a bag lunch. Drinks and desserts are provided. For details, please contact Carol Witham at (207) 594-1637 or at

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Parkinson’s Group to Explore Community Resources
April 16, 2015

Spectrum Generations aging and disability counselor Gloria Rhode will discuss community services available at no cost to older adults and those with disabilities at the next meeting of the area’s Parkinson’s Support Group, scheduled for Tuesday, May 5, at the Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill in Camden.

Joining Rhode will be a representative from the Yellow Dot Program, an initiative designed to ensure that emergency personnel have on-the-scene access to drivers’ relevant medical information, should they be involved in a car accident.

Parkinson’s Support Group meetings are open to all those living with Parkinson’s, as well as their loved ones and caregivers. Admission is free. Participants are generally encouraged to bring bag lunches; Quarry Hill provides beverages and desserts.

For information, contact Carol Witham at 594-1637.

Quarry Hill Announces Additions to Nursing-care Team
April 16, 2015

Quarry Hill has announced the arrival of two new members of its nursing-care staff.

Kevin Murphy, RN, stepped into the position of clinical coordinator for short- and long-term nursing care on March 30. The former Kno-Wal-Lin hospice case manager brings a combination of management expertise and broad clinical experience to the newly created post. Within Maine he has held staff appointments at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston, and Mount Desert Island Hospital in Bar Harbor. In addition, he is known locally for his work as project manager for the implementation of EpicCare Ambulatory at Pen Bay Healthcare in Rockport, a post he held from August 2011 to November 2012.

Kristina Wilson-Rapson, RN, LNC, joined Quarry Hill as interim director of nursing on April 13. A seasoned nurse manager with more than 25 years’ experience in clinical settings in the upper Midwest, she is also owns Michigan-based Integrity Consulting, an independent home-health and long-term-care consulting company that works with healthcare organizations on accreditation and regulatory-compliance issues. She is filling in for Quarry Hill director of nursing Stephanie Stimpson, RN, who is on leave.

Administrator Nancy Marcille, RN, BSHA, had high praise for both additions to the nursing team. Murphy, she said, “brings a fabulous set of clinical skills along with special gifts of caring and compassion….Staff and residents as well as families feel at ease with his genuine, personal approach to resident-centered care and quality-of-life goals.” Regarding Wilson-Rapson, she said Quarry Hill will benefit from the nursing professional’s wealth of experience in long-term care as well as her commitment to advocating for elders.

Quarry Hill to Offer Talk on Foot Care for Older Adults
April 16, 2015

Adults age 55-plus are invited to attend “Common Foot Issues and Proper Foot Care As We Age,” a presentation to be held on Wednesday, May 13, from 3 to 4 p.m. at the Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill in Camden. Part of Quarry Hill’s ongoing series of programs on health topics of particular interest to older adults, the program is open to the public and offered free of charge.

H. Coleman Scheuller, DPM, of Pen Bay Podiatry will explain several conditions of the foot that become more common as people age and review the latest treatments. He’ll also discuss sensible home-care strategies designed to help older adults keep their feet in tip-top shape.

Registration for this and all Going Strong events is required. To sign up, call Quarry Hill at 921-6116 or email

Adventures Series Explores Love in Caste-Bound Nepal
April 16, 2015

For the next event in its winter-spring 2015 series, Quarry Hill’s popular Adventures in Living Well series for adults age 55-plus journeys to Nepal for a tale of forbidden love.

“Untouchable Love,” scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Anderson Inn at Quarry Hill in Camden, centers on the true story of two young Nepalese dancers who meet and fall in love. But the girl’s high-caste family forbids marriage to an “untouchable.”

Presenter Meghan Vigeant of Legacy Preserves said that in creating her multimedia presentation, she wanted to show how caste discrimination persists in Nepal, despite new laws. But her work also reveals the gradual emergence of “a new Nepal, where people are judged, not by caste, but by their hearts.”

All Adventures in Living Well programs are free, but registration is required. To sign up, call Quarry Hill at 921-6116.

Survey Gives Quarry Hill High Marks
January 28, 2015

Quarry Hill is celebrating the results of a recent survey that gave most segments of the senior-care community the highest possible rating for consumer satisfaction.

The annual survey of residents and families was conducted by the independent research company My InnerView in November 2014. Of those surveyed, 100 percent of independent living residents, skilled-nursing patients, long-term care residents and families, and families of memory-impaired residents rated Quarry Hill “Excellent” or “Good” for overall satisfaction and the likelihood that they would recommend the community to others.

The respondents’ endorsement positions Quarry Hill among the top-performing older-adult communities nationwide in most areas of care. According to My InnerView, the Camden organization’s 100% result compares to an average of 92% for its peers for independent living, 91% for dementia care, and 88% for both skilled and long-term nursing care.

Executive director Mary Sargent called the survey results a “heartwarming vote of confidence” but stressed that Quarry Hill will not rest on its laurels.

“Of course, there’s always room for improvement,” she said. “And after all, it’s only by embracing residents’ and families’ suggestions that we can be sure that our efforts going forward continue to align with the expressed needs and concerns of the people we’re here to serve.

Sargent added that managers and staff throughout Quarry Hill’s continuum of care are already implementing plans for improvement, based on the 2014 survey results.

Kindergarteners’ Gifts Bring Holiday Cheer to Quarry Hill
December 19, 3014

Handmade gifts from Lynette Olsen’s kindergarten class at Appleton Village School are making seniors’ spirits bright at Quarry Hill this holiday season.

As part of a month-long, holiday-themed focus on kindness, the children baked cookie-dough ornaments and on December 16 donated the entire cinnamon-scented assortment to the residents of Quarry Hill’s assisted living community. The ornaments now decorate the community’s Christmas tree, accompanied by a super-sized card bearing the kids’ signatures and “K is for Kids Helping Others,” an acronym they developed based on the word KINDNESS.

The children also made special holiday placemats for patients at Pen Bay Medical Center. The mats will be used to brighten patients’ meal trays on Christmas Day.


Quarry Hill Gives Moody Sweet Send-Off After 36 Years of Service
December 17, 2014

For 36 years, Gail Moody of Lincolnville (at right in photo with housekeeping director Judy Harrington) made keeping house for literally hundreds of patients and residents at Quarry Hill and the former Camden Health Care Center look like a piece of cake.  So it was fitting that Quarry Hill marked the beloved housekeeper’s retirement last week with this super-sized confection shown here —along with an afternoon full of congratulations, gifts, and hugs from residents and staff members.

Harrington said Moody leaves behind a spotless record of service. “Gail was truly dedicated to her job and to our residents. In the 16 years I’ve known her, I could count on one hand the number of times she missed work. Her unflappable grace, patience, and can-do attitude made her a role model for us all, not just within her department, but throughout Quarry Hill.”

Excellence runs in the Moody family. Last month, Gail’s daughter, Linda Meservey, a certified nursing assistant at Quarry Hill, was one of 17 Maine healthcare workers cited for “Excellence in Caregiving” by the Maine Health Care Association.


Quarry Hill Honors Veterans
November 13, 2014

Kelly Hinkle

Gratitude as evergreen as the fragrant wreaths on display in the room suffused Quarry Hill’s Veterans Day observance, November 11. Addressing a standing-room-only audience of residents and employees, guest speaker Kelly Hinkle of Wreaths Across America described the work of the Maine-based organization and offered as gifts to Quarry Hill the six decorated wreaths, representing the Army, Air Force, Marines, Navy, Coast Guard, and Maritime Service. The names of 46 residents and staff with military experience were read aloud and each attending honoree thanked for his or her service.

Each year, Wreaths Across America (WAA) harnesses the energy of some 620,000 volunteers who craft, package, and transport thousands of wreaths to decorate the graves of U.S. veterans buried at Arlington National Cemetery and other sites across the U.S. and overseas. By December 7, when WAA’s convoy will begin its weeklong trek from Harrison to Arlington, the organization hopes to have produced some 230,000 wreaths, paid for largely by individual donors.

Founded in 1992 by  Morrill Worcester of Worcester Wreath Company in Harrison, WAA has grown from a little-known local effort to a worldwide crusade that has inspired millions. The annual pilgrimage from Maine to Arlington has become known as the world’s largest veterans parade, stopping at schools, monuments, veterans care centers, and other locations along the way to remind people how important it is to “remember, honor, and teach.”

“A lot of people touch each wreath,” said Hinkle, “but when a wreath touches a person, it means the world.”

Assisted Living Nurse Ellen Wood Receives The Daisy Foundation Award
October 30, 2014

Ellen Wood, RN (pictured right) is the latest The Daisy Foundation Award Winner! Ellen is the day nurse for all of assisted living at Quarry Hill. She takes care of a total of 81 residents with the help of her CNA’s and CRMA’s. It takes a special person to do her job. When residents are having a bad day she always finds a way to brighten their day and put a smile on their face. She is a compassionate nurse not only for our residents but their families as well. Congratulations Ellen!

Learn more about The Daisy Foundation at

Quarry Hill Employees Honored for Excellence in Caregiving
October 24, 2014


The Maine Health Care Association (MHCA) has named two Quarry Hill employees as recipients of the organization’s 2014 Celebrating Excellence in Caregiving Awards. Shannon Black and Linda Meservey, CNA, are among 17 award winners statewide.

Black serves as service representative for Quarry Hill’s assisted living and nursing care centers. Assistant administrator Nancy Marcille, RN, called her “a role model for the best of what we all strive to be in long-term care: loving, kind, capable, organized, focused, compassionate, quick-thinking, people-oriented, and able to juggle a zillion tasks and still make each person she speaks to feel at ease. Shannon is loved by everyone—residents, families, and coworkers alike.”

Meservey, a certified nursing assistant with 28 years’ experience, provides bedside care for residents of the Gardens, Quarry Hill’s nursing care community. “Linda never gives less than 110 percent to her residents and her team,” Marcille commented. “She possesses an uncanny ability to know what’s important to each person in her care and how to make them feel special and loved.”

Black, Meservey, and other award winners were honored during a September 26 recognition ceremony, held at the Augusta Civic Center, In addition, Quarry Hill feted the two women with an ice cream social attended by their coworkers, October 22.

Excellence awards are given annually to long-term care employees who exemplify commendable levels of caregiving, dedication, and professionalism in caring for elderly and disabled citizens in Maine nursing homes and assisted living centers. Nominees must meet criteria related to quality of caregiving, attention to residents’ rights, and leadership among their peers. Nominations are submitted by long-term care communities; an independent panel of judges with expertise in the field of long-term care selects the winners.

According to MHCA president and CEO Richad Erb, “Maine’s direct care and support staff provide compassionate quality care and in many cases fill a family role for long-term care residents and consumers….[The awards program is] a tribute to their dedication and our way of saying thank you.”

MHCA is a nonprofit trade association representing Maine’s 250 long-term care providers, including nursing homes and assisted living communities.

Quarry Hill Hosts Mid-Coast School of Technology CNA Graduation
April 4, 2014

Graduates of MST’s Spring 2014 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program include, left to right, Megan Green, Susan Turner, Nikki Hayes, Kevin Vanleer, Scott Ewen, Cameron Kunesh, Catherine McDonald, Sherilyn Callahan, and Maya Dunning, with instructor Marian Rector, RN, center.

April 4, 2014, Camden, Me.—Quarry Hill Retirement Community in Camden played host as Mid-Coast School of Technology (MST) awarded certificates to nine new graduates of its Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program, April 2.

Addressing the graduates, Quarry Hill interim executive director Mary Sargent said, “You are embarking on a marvelous adventure. Thank you for accepting this honor and the privilege of serving and caring for others. If you choose to work in long-term care, you will meet some of the most extraordinary people and enjoy getting to know them. I know I have.”

Four of the nine graduates have already been offered positions at Quarry Hill.

Mid-Coast’s nine-week, 216-hour CNA curriculum covers a wide range of basic nursing skills. In addition to classroom instruction, students complete clinical training at nursing-care centers at Quarry Hill and the Knox Center for Long Term Care in Rockland.

“We’re thankful to Pen Bay Healthcare for the varied, practical experience that its  senior-living centers provide for our students,” said MST instructor Marian Rector, RN. “The nurses at both centers do a fantastic job of welcoming our students and nurturing them in their training.”

Quarry Hill Extends “Cottage Cash” Incentive
January 23, 2014

CAMDEN, January 31, 2014 – Quarry Hill, a community for adults age 55-plus located in Camden, has announced that it will extend into 2014 its popular “Cottage Cash” incentive for those interested in purchasing one of its cottage-style homes.

Under the terms of the incentive, prospective new residents who sign an agreement to purchase a cottage can receive up to $5,000 with which to customize the home or reimbursement of up to $5,000 in documented moving expenses. The extension will continue for a limited period and is subject to expiration at any time.

 Quarry Hill residents who have already taken advantage of Cottage Cash say they’ve used the offer to put a personal stamp on the homes they purchased.

“For our cottage, we had the choice of either carpet or a wood floor. The $5,000 made it easy to decide. Today we enjoy a beautiful maple floor,” said resident Art Zur Muhlen.

Cottage owner Rita Elliott commented: “When I purchased my cottage in 2012, the $5,000 bonus was surely a boon. I used it to purchase the kitchen appliances I wanted and to have a custom entertainment center built in my living room.”

Quarry Hill cottages offer one-floor, maintenance-free living. Residents enjoy priority access to a full range of onsite living options, including assisted living and nursing care services, and other amenities tailored specifically to the needs of older adults. To learn more about Quarry Hill, the Cottage Cash program, or cottages currently available for purchase, call 921-6116, or visit or

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