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Veronica McGovern Sheehan

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Executive Director

Phone: (207) ***-****  HQ Phone
Wardwell Assisted Living Services Inc
43 Middle St.
Saco , Maine 04072
United States

Company Description: The Wardwell offers several different retirement opportunities in our Neighborhood from independent apartment living to assisted living. The main adjoining...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Thornton Academy
  • Mercy Hospital School of Nursing
  • B.S.N. completion program
    Saint Joseph's College
  • B.S.N. completion program
    Saint Joseph's College
6 Total References
Web References
Maine Pooled Disability Trust
www.mainepooleddisabilitytrust.org, 26 Dec 2014 [cached]
Veronica M. Sheehan, trustee Veronica McGovern Sheehan is the Executive Director of the Wardwell Assisted Living Services. Before assuming that position, she was Director of Resident Services for the Wardwell from 1994 to 1999.
Veronica graduated from Thornton Academy in 1958. She graduated from Mercy Hospital School of Nursing in 1961; enrolled in the B.S.N. completion program at Saint Joseph's College. Veronica was employed at the former Webber Hospital, now Southern Maine Medical Center (SMMC) for over 25 years, beginning in the Operating Room.
Maine News
www.mpbn.net, 21 April 2009 [cached]
Veronica Sheehan, director of Wardwell Gardens in Saco, says it is unclear which services she can bill to MaineCare in the future. "We haven't been told what is eligible and what isn't eligible. And the governor has put money into the budget, but it will probably cover half of what we're getting now."
Sheehan says this predicament highlights an even bigger problem statewide.
Thornton Academy, Preparing Students for a Changing World Since 1811, Saco Maine
www.thorntonacademy.org, 29 Mar 2004 [cached]
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Main Street: Veronica Sheehan
There is a friendly and trusting atmosphere at the Wardwell.When visitors walk down the long hallways in the main living area of the building, they commonly see open doors and friendly smiles.The residents appear eager to invite company in on very short notice.Veronica Sheehan is the Executive Director of Wardwell Assisted Living Services, an assisted living facility located just off Main Street in Saco, which is known as "The Wardwell".Sheehan herself is close to many of the people living there.She is known as "Vonnie" to the residents and staff.
Upon meeting Sheehan, you quickly admire her soft spoken demeanor and dedication to her work.She would rather shift the spotlight from herself to the importance of the Wardwell.She is very dedicated to her responsibilities and takes them very seriously; there is a lot to running a facility for the elderly.Sheehan is very appreciative of the Saco community that she grew up in and is now giving back by caring for the older generation through her work at the Wardwell.Her mother was a native of Biddeford while her father moved here from Massachusetts in the 1930s.Sheehan went to Saco schools and graduated from Thornton Academy in 1958.She remembers that her T.A. choir visited the Wardwell and sang for the residents.Her two sisters also went to Thornton and became nurses.All three siblings attended Mercy Hospital School of Nursing.Sheehan believes a big difference in her generation was that they never had "goals".Of course there was planning for the future, but today things have changed and planning your future is much different.Her first job was at the Webber Hospital in the Operating Room.When she first worked at the Webber there was no "emergency department", yet the doctors had to be called in for emergencies.She worked for many years in the emergency room and is known by many in the area from the time she worked there.She continued to work at the hospital when it became Southern Maine Medical Center until 1994.
She found her way to the Wardwell because she was a member of the Wardwell Board of Directors.Sheehan got involved with the writing of the license for residential care there.After close to 10 years of being involved at the Wardwell, she has some new and important ideas.Making more areas handicap accessible is just one of her goals.She also wants to install new elevators and staircases in some of the independent apartments that are located behind Wardwell's main entrance.
As the Executive Director, Sheehan looks after the day to day operations.The Wardwell has been in existence since 1886.
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Sheehan credits the Board of Directors and Donald Sharland, then the Executive Director, for these new ideas.While touring the Wardwell you still notice signs of renovation.
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Veronica Sheehan really enjoys working in the community and providing ongoing very much needed support to the elderly.Having her family close by is also a perk for staying in Saco.Her husband, sisters, daughter and niece are all nurses and can all definitely relate to the stresses and joys of her work.
When asked about retirement plans, Sheehan wants to travel in the near future, possibly to Ireland.She has a niece that has a degree in Celtic studies so this has inspired her to travel there.She spends her downtime cooking, sometimes with her husband who also enjoys cooking and reading.Her daughters are grown and have moved out, so she finds closeness in having shared activities.Spending time with her grandchildren has also become a new and exciting priority. ,After living in Connecticut for a short time with her husband and then coming back, she continues to find something special in the Saco community.Sheehan adds "I couldn't wait to move back home.
Saving a Historic House? Just Pick It Up and Move It
remodeling.hw.net, 13 July 2004 [cached]
Wardwell executive director Veronica Sheehan said an engineer determined the brick house would have been impossible to move.
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To save the building, the retirement home offered to give the house plus $15,000 to Saco resident Mike Irons, Sheehan said.
Saco braces for bike races- Weekend, August 24-25, 2002
www.journaltribune.com, 24 Aug 2002 [cached]
A letter from Executive Director Veronica Sheehan to the residents warned about the streets being closed, but encouraged residents to enjoy the race as well.
"This event will feature experienced cyclists who will give us an excellent opportunity to see some very exciting racing," she wrote.
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