Many HillHouse family members know that I have been posting to this Pandemic Blog since the covid pandemic began in mid-March 2020. I will continue through the Fall and Winter, as we are seeing upticks in Maine cases, particularly in York County. This puts us all on higher alert.
Daily life at HillHouse, for the most, continues in a lovely rhythm of the changing seasons, though everything we do is tinged with unavoidable worry and sadness. We continue in our efforts to clean up and clean out exterior and interior spaces; work that was unattended in the frantic early months of the pandemic. We are very excited about our North Wing Garden project that is well underway and we are reviving the planned renovation of rooms G1 and G2 into a small suite that would be suitable for one resident who wanted more room space or a couple who wanted a separate bedroom and sitting area. Stay tuned.
Mary Lou Ciolfi, JD, MS, HillHouse's former Administrator, is currently a Senior Program Manager at the University of Maine Center on Aging and Co-Director of the Consortium for Aging Policy Research and Analysis (CAPRA). She holds an adjunct faculty position at the University of New England and the University where she teaches courses in Health Policy and Aging Politics, Policy & Law. She has particular interests in Ageism, Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older People, and End-of Life Care.