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Glidden Toy Museum to host annual Appraisal Day

ASHLAND — The Glidden Toy Museum will hold its annual Appraisal Day on Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on the lawn of the museum at 49 Main St.

Paul Hough of Waukewan Antiques in Meredith will be appraising antiques and other collectibles. The cost of the appraisals will be the same as in the past: $4 for a single item, or $10 for three items.

Parking will be available on Main or Pleasant streets. Those who want further information can call 968-7289.


Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 08:15

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Taylor Community plans memory care neighborhood

LACONIA — Preparations are well underway for the October 15 opening of Taylor's new memory care neighborhood which will provide specialized, residential care for seniors with memory loss and dementia. Named Opechee Harbor, it will be home for up to 10 residents, most in private rooms. The secure neighborhood will also have a dedicated dining room, living room, social club room and country kitchen as well as an outdoor garden sanctuary.

"We recognize the need within Taylor and the community at large to offer dedicated support and care in a secure environment which promotes the highest quality of life for residents and their families," said Liz Pomeroy, Taylor's Administrator and Vice President of Operations.

Bob Selig, Taylor Community's CEO, said the new neighborhood is in response to the need to provide support for seniors and their caregivers in the Lakes Region. "Taylor has a long-standing reputation of providing a quality of life to seniors who are living independently and we can provide that same quality for seniors who are less independent." The new neighborhood will be open to Taylor Community residents as well as others throughout the Lakes Region and beyond.

Although the demand is great, Selig said the new memory care neighborhood was kept intentionally small to ensure that the caregiving staff could become familiar with each resident and attend to their individual needs. "We want to provide the best quality care available anywhere for residents with memory loss and dementia," Selig said. Taylor will use a universal staff model which assigns the same caregivers to residents day to day to provide continuity of care and build familiarity and trust.

Liz Pomeroy, Opechee Harbor's Administrator, said several staff members have already been certified in Habilitation Therapy, a care philosophy specifically developed for persons with dementia and endorsed by the Alzheimer's Association. In preparation for the new neighborhood, three Taylor staff members recently completed the Alzheimer's Association's "Train the Trainer" program for dementia care. Paulette Beyer, Coordinator of Assisted Living; Stephanie Bennett, Clinical Director of Care Management, and Pomeroy are now trained to train staff in an intensive and experiential-based program in the Habilitation Philosophy.
"We already provide individual and supportive care to seniors at any age and with any diagnosis," Pomeroy said. "But our new specialized neighborhood will provide enhanced quality of life by fully integrating the habilitation model into every aspect of our residents' lives."


Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 08:11

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43 Bank of New Hampshire Prestige Plus Members Travel to Italy

LACONIA — Bank of New Hampshire's Prestige Plus members were treated to a trip of a lifetime as they toured the amazing country of Italy. Some of the highlights included: Rome, Ruins of Pompeii, Sorrento Coast, Isle of Capri, Florence, Statue of David, Leaning Tower of Pisa, Venice and Murano Island.

The visit to Rome was impressive as they visited Piazza Venezia, the Roman Forum, the Circus Maximus and the Arch of Constantine. During their in-depth visit to the Colosseum, the guide recounted its rich history to Prestige Plus members. No visit to Rome would be complete without a visit to the Vatican Museums, home to one of the world's greatest collections of art and the world-famous Sistine Chapel.

A trip highlight was a scenic boat ride to the enchanting Isle of Capri. Upon arrival, Prestige Plus members took a panoramic ride to the island's highest town, Anacapri. They enjoyed their time in Capri with its world-famous piazzetta and explored the paradise island of chic boutiques, lush vegetation and outdoor cafés before returning to the Sorrento Coast.

Tuscany's vista of vineyards and olive groves unfolded around every turn as they enjoyed the scenic drive to Florence, the "Cradle of the Italian Renaissance," offering Italy's best art and architecture. Their visit to the Academy Gallery to see Michelangelo's magnificent sculpture of David was impressive.

They ended their tour of Italy in the resort town of Stresa, located in the breathtaking Italian Lakes District.

"We plan all of our trips months in advance and customize them to meet the needs of our valued Prestige Plus members," stated Valerie Drouin, SVP – Prestige Plus Manager for Bank of New Hampshire. "With 24 years of experience in the bank travel industry, our customers know when they sign up for one of our trips, that the quality will be unsurpassed. We plan and arrange these trips as a way to thank our members for banking at Bank of New Hampshire. As with most of our overnight extended trips, this trip sold out on the day it was announced."

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 08:07

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Gilford Community Church Old Home Day Fair and Silent Auction

GILFORD — The Gilford Community Church Summer Fair and Silent Auction will be held on Friday, August 22 (4-7 pm) and Saturday, August 23 (7:30 am – 2 pm). The 30th Annual Gilford Rotary pancake breakfast will be held in the Youth Center from 7 am – 10 am on Saturday morning.

Friday evening there will be a limited presentation of the Fair (no jewelry until Saturday). Saturday will feature outdoor fair areas (Chuck wagon hamburgers and hot dogs, ice-cream, fried dough and live music), as well as the indoor White Elephant, books, and baked goods. No luncheon this year. .....grab a hamburger or hotdog from the Chuckwagon!

Some new highlights will be featured at this year's event: Water-based games in the courtyard for children (slip n' slide, a bubbles station, water balloons and a misting room!) as well as an inflatable obstacle course on the upper parking lot. Put your children in swimming suits. There will be a spectacular Bike Sale – used bikes at low, low prices.

Walt Disney's Anna and Elsa from the movie "Frozen" will be available in person in the Youth Center to meet with their young fans on Saturday from 10:30-12:00. Parents will be able to buy tickets on the GYC website (www.gilfordyouthcenter.com), or at the Gilford Youth Center. ($10. a ticket). Children will be able to meet and have their picture taken with the two princesses.

There will be a Silent Auction in the Youth Center as well as the selling of toys and games.

Clean donations are being accepted for the white elephant (no tv's, computers, appliances, encyclopedias, clothing or shoes, baby strollers, car seats or exercise equipment.)

Fine furniture and antique donations are being assessed and accepted for the Silent Auction. Call 524-6057.

Last Updated on Monday, 18 August 2014 07:51

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