Events

The Homestead BBQ and Game Night

Join us on Saturday October 28, 2017 at the VFW on New South Road for a fundraiser to support The Homestead.  There will be a BBQ dinner, music, games, auctions, cash bar, and more!  Dinner tickets are $35 each, and game cards are available at the event for $15.  Please come to support The Homestead and also have a great night!  Call 508-228-1135 for more info. 

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Spring/Summer Newsletter 2017

07-13-2017

Dear Friends,

It has been a whirlwind couple of months.  Things at The Homestead have been busy.  Jen Killen is back to work after successful surgery on her foot.  She had a great recovery, and is back at full steam!  I do want to express my sincere thanks to this great staff that covered all of her time off, and did a wonderful job!  A special thanks to new staff member Susan Wilson, who was able to join us and put up with us through all the chaos and scheduling fluctuations!  You were all amazing!

It is with great sadness that we lost John Morgan in April.  He was a kind and gentle soul, and his presence here is deeply missed.  We continue to send our best to his family and friends, especially Matt, Grace and Kerry.  We were truly fortunate to have had the pleasure of knowing him.

In early June we had a new resident move in, Carolyn Stanton.  Carolyn is new to Nantucket, having moved here to be nearer her children Eric and Alexandra who both live on the island.  We look forward to getting to know her and welcome her to The Homestead.

Also in June, we had our first fundraising event at The Yacht Club.  The evening consisted of a delicious dinner prepared and served by the staff of The Yacht Club, and a small art auction of select paintings donated to The Homestead from six of our talented local artists.  The night was a successful one and our guests had a great time.  Our sincere thanks to Peter and his staff at The Yacht Club for allowing us to use this lovely setting for our event.  Many thanks to our very generous artists:  Robert Frazier, Julie Gifford, David Lazarus, John Lochtefeld, Neeltje Westerlund and Sherre Wilson-Liljegren.  Their beautiful artwork inspired many generous bids!  Thanks to Bob and Diane Lehman for the lovely music and auctioneering, and of course to all our guests who attended the event and supported The Homestead!

We were saddened to hear of the death of Diane Legg.  Diane was a long time Director of The Homestead, and was at many of our fundraisers to show her continued support for our organization.  Both her son Brian and her daughter Christine have also been Directors and continue to be involved with The Homestead.  Our thoughts and  prayers are with you all.  Diane will be deeply missed.

We thank our frequent Monday tea visitors, Priscilla McIntosh and Maria Zodda for their time and spunk that they bring to our Monday gatherings.  Your cheerfulness and generosity is appreciated by the residents and the staff as well!  Thank you both so much!

We have also been lucky to have Amy's daughters Judy and Mary, and her niece Susan join us on occasion, as well as Robin Rowland and Jean Joslin.  Your visits mean a lot, and are truly appreciated.

We had several birthdays over the past couple of months.  In April, our former resident Lucy Murray celebrated her birthday on the 16th, and Amy Brock celebrated her birthday on the 22nd.  The month of May is the most popular birthday month for us.  On the 4th Alexandra Punnett celebrated her birthday, followed by Jen Killen on the 5th, Neeltje Westerlund on the 6th, Chris Roberts on the 19th, Annette Lodge on the 29th, and Jennifer Anderson on the 30th!  Let there be cake!  The month of June brings us no birthdays, and in July we will celebrate Brendel Hunter-Hart's birthday on the 25th.

Following a cool and wet spring, we are now able to enjoy some of the warmth that summer brings.  Our gardens, as always, are beautiful, and depending upon the outdoor temperatures the rockers are frequently occupied!  Stop by and visit, we would love to see you.

Have a great summer.

Tish and Neeltje