AUBURN – A celebration for Doris Moreau’s 20th year of attending the William T. Twarog Senior Enrichment Center was celebrated on Jan. 26 at the Twarog Center.

The people who helped Moreau celebrate all described her as one of the most upbeat people they have worked with in the day program, which is for people of retirement status with developmental disabilities or dementias.

During her time at the Twarog Center, Moreau has amazed staff with her ability to tell anyone what day their birthday falls on. She is game for any of the activities offered at the center, and she is a weather buff.

Most of all, staff members unanimously agree that it is her cheerful attitude and the ever-present smile on her face that impresses them. Her positive attitude spills over to the other people served at the center as well.

In 1988, Moreau had her 15 minutes of fame when she took part in an awareness campaign the state sponsored, “We’re People Too.” She appeared in a television ad with the commissioner of mental retardation and other people receiving services.

The canter is a program of Pottle Hill Inc. The organization has two programs that serve people with developmental disabilities. In addition to the Twarog Center, the organization operates Pottle Works, which provides work services for people of high school graduation age to retirement status and is located in Mechanic Falls.


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