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Sonny and Raymond’s Story

Germaine St. Pierre’s sons, Sonny and Raymond were born and raised in Midcoast Maine. From an early age they learned about the importance of family and connectedness. They spent weekends, holidays, and many days in between visiting their large extended family, including 14 of their father’s siblings located throughout the region. “That’s just what we did,” said Sonny.

The Brunswick/Topsham community has been part of Sonny and Raymond’s lives from the start. They and their two siblings were born at Brunswick Regional Hospital and occasionally visited the Emergency Room for childhood injuries. Germaine was a supervisor at a local clothing manufacturer, their father worked at Pejepscot Paper Company overlooking the Androscoggin River. Aside from their years serving time in the Vietnam War, Sonny and Raymond also remained local.

As Germaine grew older, her children were close by, modifying their lifestyles, behaviors, and homes to accommodate her care needs. After a fall that fractured her hip, she came to the Senior Health Center for nursing and rehabilitation care. While the brothers had hoped that she could return home, she was no longer mobile and required the full-time medical care of Mid Coast Senior Health Center’s long-term care community, Mere Point.

Now in their seventies, Sonny and Raymond, enter through the same doors as their birthplace to visit Germaine daily. They know each of the residents by name, bring vegetables from their garden for the staff, and look forward to having their mother’s hair done every Saturday. Most importantly, they appreciate the high quality, compassionate care that their mother receives, with the convenience and comfort of keeping her close to home.