Aroostook County – Residents and staff at TAMC’s Aroostook Health Center in Mars Hill are inviting family members, friends and community members to join them this Thursday, August 7, between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. for a 1950’s-themed ice cream social and sock hop. The free community event is the kick-off for the annual Mars Hill Homecoming Celebration, which continues through the weekend.
“We’re inviting the community to dig out their poodle skirts, dust off the leather jackets, shine up the saddle shoes and come join us as we host a celebration Rock and Roll style,” said Kelly Lundeen, AHC administrator. “Our residents and staff are looking forward to having the community join us as we roll back the clock to the days many of our residents remember fondly.”
The ice cream social and sock hop will be held in the parking lot in front of the rehabilitation and long term care facility located at 15 Highland Avenue in Mars Hill. In addition to ice cream sundaes served by AHC staff, community members will enjoy 1950’s and 1960’s-era music played by the Wendell Hudson Band.
Other activities planned include a 50’s costume and hula hoop contests, a visit by the WOW (Wintergreen on Wheels)/TAMC in Your Town Mobile – complete with face painting for children, and a bouncy house on-location from The Jump for kids to enjoy while the adults visit and enjoy the music.
Aroostook Health Center was the first healthcare facility north of Bangor to offer extended care. AHC has served central Aroostook since it opened its doors in 1962, first as a nursing home, for a more than two decades as a hospital, and now as an intermediate care, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing facility that is part of TAMC.