• An Innovative Approach to Dementia & Alzheimer’s Care

  • Innovators in their approach, Johanna Wigg, PhD, and Cheryl Golek, Dementia Care Specialist, set out to prove that long-term care for Maine elders living with dementing illnesses could be enhanced in a home-like, compassionate environment.

    The Vicarage by the Sea in Harpswell, Maine was founded with the desire to create a difference in the lives of those living with dementia. Our philosophy believes that every human being deserves the opportunity to grow, regardless of age or ailment.The Vicarage provides genuine care based on a psychosocial model, emphasizing the wellbeing of each residents mind, body and soul.

    Advocates for the care of a vulnerable population in American society, their passion shows that this population can be cared for in a more humane manner, far greater than traditional settings. Founded in 1998, The Vicarage demonstrates the model is feasible and successful.

  • Our Freedom Trail

  • “The Vicarage mission recognizes the human need and desire regardless of age or ailment for connection with the beauty of nature and its healing properties.” (Whitehouse et al. 2012).  The Freedom trail, a handicapped accessible path, meanders through woods and ends at a sitting area overlooking Casco Bay.

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