Phillips-Strickland House

Phillips-Strickland House Corporation was created to ensure that the aging population of Eastern Maine would have a top-quality residence with essential services. Since its incorporation in 1975 as a nonprofit residence for people 65 and over, the mission remains, but the nature of the services we provide has changed.

Today, Phillips-Strickland House is still a high quality residential care center offering maximum independence to residents. Carefully prepared meals, assistance with activities of daily living, therapeutic and recreational activities, and the loving care of a certified and licensed staff ensure that each resident has a future filled with promise and the opportunity to thrive.

More than just a retirement home, Phillips-Strickland House is a way of life for the men and women who live at 21 Boyd Street.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Phillips-Strickland House Corporation consists of more than 160 VOLUNTEER Corporators, including 12 members of the Board of Directors. Board meetings are held bimonthly. There are several committees that meet frequently and report to the Board. Management of Phillips-Strickland and the employment of a full-time staff adequate to provide care for all residents is the responsibility of the Executive Director/Administrator.

There are many ways to volunteer at PSH. The first step to volunteering is to contact Linda Nickerson, Activity Director & Volunteer Coordinator. You may call 207-941-2820 or email Linda at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A volunteer application is required for anyone interested in spending time here with our seniors. Once the volunteer application is filled out, Linda will contact you for an interview. Please note a background check is performed on all prospective volunteers.

Current Volunteer Openings

Volunteers assist with daily activities that include exercise, reading groups, and more. We also have many opportunities for volunteers to get to know our residents on a one-on-one basis. Just visiting and sharing conversation is so important to our residents.

Send General Cards to Our Seniors

Phillips-Strickland House & Boyd Place
Attention: Linda Nickerson, Activity Director
21 Boyd Street
Bangor, Maine 04401

Cards will be distributed to our seniors as a cheerful pick me up.


The first step in applying for admission to Phillips-Strickland House is to complete an admission form.

Download Phillips-Strickland Admission Form

Mail the completed form to:
Mary Ellen Dunfield, RN
Phillips-Strickland House
21 Boyd Street, Bangor ME 04401.

Once we have the completed form, you will be considered for admission. When we have an opening, we will contact people on the waiting list.

If the time is right, we will schedule a tour and an interview. At that time we will ask that you sign a release to allow us to gather medical information from your primary care physician.

Once all the information is complete, it will be reviewed by the admissions committee. Their findings will be passed on to the family as soon as possible.

If you have specific questions, please contact Mary Ellen Dunfield, RN directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 207.941.2820.

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Exceptional Staff

Certified and licensed staff are available around the clock to monitor medications, assist with personal care, arrange transportation to medical appointments and help each resident maintain their independence.

Services include but are not limited to:

  • Private Rooms with Private Baths
  • Nutritious Meals Prepared by Professional Dietary Staff
  • Certified and Licensed Personnel
  • Therapeutic and Recreational Activities
  • Monitoring of Medications

We have a full-time Activity Director staff. Maintenance staff is available on the premises every day to assist where needed. A strong support system to care for your loved one is in place at Phillips-Strickland House.

Resident Services

Full service dining room

Every resident has a private room with a private bath.

  • Daily Housekeeping / Linen Service
  • Full Service Dining Room (Sample Menu)
  • Full Activity Calendar / Activity Room (Sample Week)
  • Emergency Call System
  • On-Site Beauty Salon
  • Whirlpool Room
  • Library
  • Consultations for Special Dietary Needs