Taste of Summer sale celebrates 90 years of District Nursing
SOUTH THOMASTON — Celebrating 90 years of community service, the Rockland District Nursing Association (RDNA) invites the community to their Taste of Summer sale, Saturday, June 29, from 8 a.m. to noon, at the South Thomaston Library Flea Market.
This year’s offerings from area bakers, cooks and gardeners include homemade soups, salsas, sauces, salads, favorite baked goods, preserves and seedlings.
Foods from the Salty Owl and In Good Company will be available, as well as “Owls Head” fresh roasted coffee.
To celebrate this anniversary, decorated cupcakes from area bakers and the Good Tern Co-op will be on display for a donation.
All proceeds benefit RDNA, a local 501(c)(3) organization caring for the community since 1929.
One of three remaining district nursing agencies in the state of Maine, RDNA nurses regularly see close to 200 predominantly elderly area residents living independently in South Thomaston, Owls Head, Cushing, St. George, Warren, Union, Thomaston and Rockland. In 2018, nurses drove over 6,000 miles making over 1,700 visits.
Without federal/state funds or insurance reimbursement, RDNA relies on gifts and contributions to cover the majority of the annual operating costs, keeping services affordable and accessible.
RDNA focuses on serving residents who otherwise may not have access to this non-acute nursing care.
“Community nursing is in R-D-N-A,” said the organization, in a news release.
For more information, contact RDNA, 594.4522.