News & Updates - Category: Blog

Piper Shores’ New Asset Manager Takes Customized Approach to Investing

published on April 12th, 2018 - On Friday, March 6, 2009, Peter Robbins, CEO of H.M. Payson received a frantic phone call from an institution in Midcoast Maine. “You’ve got to come up here right away…We have a large benefactor who wants us to sell everything.” It was an historic day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was on its fourth straight week of losses, the S&P 500 was below 700 for… Continue Reading »

Type 2 Diabetes: Options for staying healthy despite rising risks

published on November 2nd, 2015 - As Director of Community Health Services for Piper Shores, Mary DeSalle is always watching out for the interest of residents. One way she does this is by making sure they are eating a balanced, healthy diet and getting plenty of regular exercise. DeSalle’s objective is not only to keep residents looking and feeling great, but also to avoid the onset of a range of diseases… Continue Reading »

Featured Summer Solstice Artist

published on June 2nd, 2015 - A Conversation with Resident Karen Walker Piper Shores Resident Karen Walker Piper Shores is getting ready to host its 13th Annual Summer Solstice Resident Art Show and the featured artist is resident Karen Walker. Karen is a retired civil servant and cellular geneticist who grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and during the course of her career lived in the Caribbean, Seattle, New Zealand, Hawaii, San… Continue Reading »

Keeping Residents in Touch the Easy Way – with the TouchTown App!

published on February 3rd, 2015 - Keeping up with the numerous day–to–day events and activities at Piper Shores can be a challenge for anyone! Which is why a group of Piper Shores resident-volunteers are participating in a pilot program for a new online app called TouchTown. The Touchtown Resident App is like having a personal concierge at your fingertips. Using the simple, easy to navigate tools, residents can keep up with… Continue Reading »

Is Piper Shores an Affordable Retirement Living Option for Seniors?

published on December 11th, 2014 - Since its inception in 2001, Piper Shores has been committed to providing affordable retirement living options for a broad range of the seniors. Yet, persistent perceptions remain that Piper Shores is affordable to only a narrow segment of today’s senior population. Here are some of the facts you may wish to consider in determining whether or not Piper Shores is affordable for you. Q. What does… Continue Reading »

Meet Piper Shores’ Administrator, Rebecca Gagnon

published on November 25th, 2014 - Rebecca Gagnon, Piper Shores Administrator Rebecca Gagnon will oversee Holbrook Health Center, the assisted living and skilled nursing care component of Piper Shores. As Administrator, Gagnon will be responsible for overseeing Holbrook, the assisted living and skilled nursing care component of Piper Shores. Holbrook provides long-term care, short-term rehabilitation and respite care services to both residents and nonresidents at Piper Shores. As Administrator, Gagnon will… Continue Reading »

Retirement community search same as college search, sort of

published on October 19th, 2014 - By Theodora J. Kalikow, Piper Shores Resident Earlier this year, my partner and I searched for a retirement community here in Maine. After the second visit, my partner, Deb, a former assistant director of admission at University of Maine at Farmington, observed, “This is just like a college search, only for older folks.’ See what you think. How did we start? We had some vague… Continue Reading »

Scarborough Land Trust Benefits from Piper Shores Resident Ingenuity

published on June 26th, 2014 - Handcrafted wooden signs will mark Land Trust trails thanks to the work of four active residents Forty-seven handcrafted, hand-painted wooden signs will mark the wooded trails and open fields of the Scarborough Land Trust thanks to a group of energetic and talented residents at Piper Shores. The handmade signs will be used to mark the nature trails at two properties owned and managed by the… Continue Reading »

Artist Engagement Promotes Brain Health

published on June 18th, 2014 - Piper Shores will host its 12th Annual Summer Solstice Resident Art Show on Saturday, June 21, 2014, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Great Room. More than 25 residents plan to show their original artwork. The art show also showcases the importance of activities like painting, drawing, and sculpting as a way to keep seniors active and healthy, according to Mary DeSalle, Piper Shores… Continue Reading »

Meet Piper Shores‘ Director of Community Health Services

published on May 12th, 2014 - In case you haven’t met her yet, Mary DeSalle recently joined Piper Shores as Director of Community Health Services. Please be sure to say hello if you see her on campus! Mary joins us with 25 years of experience at Maine’s leading health care centers, including the University of New England, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital. Mary is a certified nurse practitioner,… Continue Reading »