AUGUSTA – The Maine Health Care Association (MHCA) will honor 32 residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities statewide, two posthumously. These people, ages 61-103, are decorated War heroes, and community leaders such as teachers, nurses, journalists, volunteers, homemakers and small business owners.
You will meet: Purple Heart WWII Veterans and POWs; a CBS producer who travelled with JFK; a nurse’s aide turned resident at same facility; a puppeteer and columnist for the Kennebec Journal; a Yale grad who worked for Governor Curtis; a doctor who delivered 5,000 babies in Maine; a pioneer in the development of forensic psychiatry in Maine; an artist who uses one hand to create art; a long time Skowhegan restaurant owner, to name a few.
The Photography Exhibit features recent black and white photographs and condensed biographies of 32 Maine citizens from long term care facilities statewide. These individuals are being honored for their lifelong contributions to their country, state, local communities and families. They will be presented with Certificates of Lifetime Achievement. This year marks the 13th anniversary of the program, bringing the total number of individuals recognized to 465 statewide.
The event takes place Friday, April 17 with Photography Exhibit and Presentation of Awards at 10:00 am – 12:00 noon at the Augusta Civic Center, North Wing, Augusta, ME.
Maine’s long term care residents have spent the best years of their lives building our state and country, community by community. Their faces and life stories are often forgotten because they live in long term care facilities. This photographic tribute and recognition ceremony is designed to remember them and say “thank you.” MHCA represents 300 long term care providers statewide.