Quarry Hill lauds contributions of activities professionals

Posted Jan. 21, 2013, at 3:52 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 21, 2013, at 4:43 p.m.

CAMDEN, Maine — One bakes a mean pizza. One got a college degree in shoeing horses. One can whistle as loudly as a tea kettle. One once traveled the Trans-Siberian Railroad. Folks never know which of its collective — and sometimes slightly whacky — talents and experiences Quarry Hill’s activities staff will draw on next to keep life interesting. But whatever happens, they can be sure it will be fresh, fanciful, and full of fun.

Celebrating National Activities Professionals Week, Jan. 20-26, Quarry Hill honored activities staffers Judy Cucinotta, Noreen Clark, Patty Young, Lisa Payson, Rachel Turner, Andrea Annis and Megin Chaples.

Older-adult communities such as Quarry Hill define “activity” as “any endeavor, besides dressing, grooming, and other daily routines, that is intended to enhance a resident’s sense of well-being,” says department head Clark. And at Quarry Hill, it’s a nonstop effort, involving planning and implementation of everything from holiday parties to outdoor movie nights for residents ranging from independent living through long-term nursing care.

Quarry Hill is Midcoast Maine’s premier extended-care retirement community. It is a member of the Pen Bay Healthcare family of services, which also includes Pen Bay Medical Center, Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice, and the Knox Center for Long Term Care. Through these organizations, and with a staff of more than 100 outstanding physicians and more than 1,500 healthcare professionals, we are able to provide the people of Midcoast Maine with a continuum of both routine and specialty patient-centered medical services.

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