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A heartfelt Thank You to all the walkers, runners, volunteers & donors who made the 2019 Jenny Wren 5K a tremendous success! Nearly 40 participants and over 100 donors raised more than $10,000 to support Island Commons!

 
 
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Nutcracker!

Team members Tory Nevens and Gina Elmore accompanied residents Audrey and Joan to a performance of The Nutcracker…and a tour of the holiday lights in Portland…



pass it forward

Bill Daugherty handing a bit of island history to Historical Society president Toby Webb. Bill was the winner of the antique cane at our Live Auction in August, and then donated the cane to the Chebeague Island Historical Society, where it can be enjoyed by visitors in perpetuity. Many thanks to Bill for supporting two Chebeague non-profits with this generous gift!

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Recompense grant

Thank you to the RECOMPENSE FUND for awarding Island Commons $8,000, targeted toward our continued financial sustainability....

As a MaineCare provider, Island Commons is faced with navigating a highly regulated system with complex rules for reimbursement...which invariably fall short of the actual cost of providing residential care.  Professional services of a RCC Business Services, CPA-led firm who specialize in this area, has helped us to maximize our reimbursement rate and reduce the funding gap inherent in the MaineCare system, saving Island Commons tens of thousands of dollars.  We thank members of the Recompense Fund for their grant, which will help to cover the cost of this important financial service...and provide a return in value many times over!