For social worker Amy Berube, it’s all about being good neighbors
Midcoast Maine’s preeminent retirement community, announced today it has selected Amy C. Berube, LMSW, as Director of Community Relations and Graceful Aging. Her work, offering meaningful opportunities for residents to engage with the Midcoast community, will support the retirement community’s mission of providing quality retirement living for its members.
“We want to be the best neighbor possible, by being a resource for and partner with the larger Midcoast community,” Berube stated in a recent interview. Residents at The Highlands support local causes and non-profit groups like the Alzheimer’s Association and the Mid Coast Hunger Prevention Program. Berube plans to further existing and create new relationships to build stronger community ties for The Highlands. She is very much looking forward to working with; Mt. Ararat High School, Maine Pines Racquet and Fitness, Bath Area Family YMCA, Frontier Café, People Plus and Mid Coast Hospital to offer more fitness offerings, and provide more opportunities for creative and social expression.
Berube, is a licensed Master of Social Work with a degree from the University of Southern Maine, will also offer care management services to residents as part of the Wellness Team at The Highlands. “I am truly passionate about working to improve the lives of older adults,” explained Berube of her new role. “I look forward to helping residents and their families become better informed about their care options.” She eagerly anticipates sharing her experiences and expertise to help residents of The Highlands understand their lifestyle and healthcare options, and enable them to grow older with grace, dignity, purpose, and self-determination.
Berube has served the Midcoast community for the past 12 years as both a geriatric and medical social worker and as an outreach and communications coordinator and maintains strong ties to the area. A Maine native who lives in Topsham, Berube enjoys gardening, traveling, and being on the water. She is a planning committee member of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Midcoast Area Walk to End Alzheimer’s, a board member of the Bath Area Family YMCA, and a field supervisor for the University of Southern Maine’s School of Social Work.
The 95-acre campus of The Highlands provides a beautiful setting for a maintenance-free lifestyle, with a variety of housing and care options, state-of-the-art amenities, and unlimited opportunities for social, physical, intellectual and creative activities and programs. For more information about The Highlands, visit www.highlandsrc.com or call (207) 725-2650.