Vicarage in the News

BDN: How this home in Maine is giving normalcy to people living with dementia

By Meg Haskell, BDN Staff • July 20, 2016 11:16 am  |  Bangor Daily News  The Vicarage by the Sea lies at the end of a winding lane near the coastal village of South Harpswell. Tucked into the deep woods and overlooking the waters of Casco Bay, the former bed and breakfast now provides a safe, home-like environment for… …Continue Reading

Meet Your Future in Maine: A Discussion on Healthcare Advocacy

Johanna Wigg, PhD and founder of The Vicarage by the Sea was honored to be a part of the Meet Your Future in Maine conference recently held at Saint Joseph’s College. SEPTEMBER 21, 2017 | 4:30-7 P.M., STONE BARN Meet Your Future in Maine: A Discussion on Healthcare Advocacy The complexity of the healthcare system… …Continue Reading

Dementia Bill of Rights

By offering a holistic environment which encompasses elders, their families, the community, and the natural world around us, The Vicarage has proven that this philosophy in Dementia care provides a higher quality of life to its residents. We are advocates for the care of a vulnerable population in American society, passionately showing that those living… …Continue Reading

VIDEO: Freedom Trail

The Vicarage by the Sea, voted the Best of Midcoast 2013 residential care facility, is pleased to announce the opening of its Freedom Trail along scenic Casco Bay. “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… …Continue Reading

Voted the Best in Midcoast!

Voted the Best Assisted Living Facility in Midcoast Maine! Take a look at The Times Record. The Vicarage By The Sea and it staff would like to thank you for you voting us #1. We would also like to congratulate Dr Howe our house physician on his win as well. If you are looking for a home… …Continue Reading

Freedom Path Near Completion

We are pleased to announce that our Freedom Path for dementia and Alzheimer’s residents is nearing completion.  It offers residents and their friends & family access to a path that winds through gardens and ends overlooking Casco Bay, one of the most scenic areas in Maine!  This path is yet another unique element of our… …Continue Reading

Vicarage Case Study

Case Study by Dr. Peter Whitehouse & Colleagues The Vicarage By The Sea is pleased to announce that it was used as a case study in the article, “From Demedicalisation to Renaturalisation: Dementia and Nature in Harmony”, written by Peter Whitehouse, Danny George, Johanna Wigg (owner of The Vicarage), and Brett Joseph, within this book… …Continue Reading

Introducing "The Vicarage"

By Laurie Doran Originally published by The Coastal Journal Sunday, June 12, 2005 HARPSWELL – The Vicarage, formerly a bed and breakfast located on Curits Cove, now specializes in carrying for the elderly with dementia. “The Vicarage was founded on the beliefs that every human being deserves the opportunity to grow, regardless of age, or… …Continue Reading

03/28/2002 – 'We've done it' says Vicarage by the Sea founder

By Laurie Christman Originally published by The Coastal Journal, Midcoast Retirement Living, March 28, 2002 HARPSWELL- Ronald Regan’s battle with Alzheimers disease has increased awareness of the toll this disease takes on patients and their familes.  Reagan’s family has chosen to take care of him at home, but they have support and resources that many… …Continue Reading

Two old friends team up for elderly

By Kenneth Z. Chutchain Originally published by the Harpswell Anchor, September 1999 Johanna Wigg has not been in a big hurry to dissuade people of the notion the Vicarage by the Sea is still a bed and breakfast. The sign has not changed from the days when her parents ran a popular inn on Curtis… …Continue Reading