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Friendship Cottage

Who We Are

at Friendship Cottage

Anne Ossana, L.S.W., Director Adult Day Service Programs, has extensive experience in social work and elder care. Ossanna was Director of Social Services at Island Nursing Home in Deer Isle, Maine, for eight years before coming to Friendship Cottage. In addition to her duties providing psychosocial support to nursing home, residential care and adult day service residents and their family members, she also did grant writing, fundraising and public relations. She has two years experience as a caseworker for the State of Maine, Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Elder Services, Adult Protective Services where she investigated allegations of Elder Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation and educated clients and caregivers on community resources, and state and federal regulations. Ossanna has been a guest panelist for Hospice of Hancock County conferences on Alzheimer's Disease and Ethical Issues of End of Life Care and a support group facilitator for the Maine Alzheimer's Association. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Work from Eastern Michigan University.

Marius Ramirez, R.N. , is Nurse Consultant to Friendship Cottage. He has extensive experience with the aging population.

Friendship Cottage also has Certified Nursing Assistants (CNA) and Certified Residential Medication Aides (CRMA) on staff.

Advisory Committee

  • Barbara Clark – Ellsworth
  • John Gray – Brooksville
  • Verena Stoll – Brooksville
  • Del Thomas – Castine
  • Jim Vickers – Surry
  • Joan Weber – Little Deer Isle
  • Gerry Bryan, Emeritus – Brooksville
  • Marshall Smith, Emeritus – Blue Hill

Comments received about Friendship Cottage...

I have been very impressed with the dedicated, caring staff at Friendship Cottage."

-- Dr. Marshall Smith

Friendship Cottage is a wonderful resource for the community. As lovely as the setting is, the people who staff the cottage are what make it such a special place."

-- Yvonne & Gary Lash and Doug & Sue Prior-Crofoot

I hope the "cottage" will continue its assistance and helpful guidance in the years to come. Thank you to all who have joined in the effort to make it a success."

-- Bob Dick


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