News & Updates - Category: Health and Wellness

Exercise Earns its Rightful Place in Healthcare

published on May 22nd, 2018 - Supporting the health and fitness of our aging population is no longer a luxury. In fact, exercise is now seen as a key modality in healthcare,” according to Dr. Marilyn Gugliucci, professor and director of Geriatrics Education and Research at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gugliucci is also director of their U-ExCEL Fitness/Wellness Program for older adults, and a Piper… Continue Reading »

Meet Allyson Rust – Piper Shores Community Health Service Manager

published on November 28th, 2016 -   Allyson Rust – Piper Shores Community Health Service Manager Allyson Rust has a different kind of Piper Shores’ story. At the tender age of 20, she started working here as a server in the dining room. Ten years later, and she is back as a Registered Nurse and Piper Shores Community Health Service Manager. “It’s been an interesting journey,” says Allyson. “ When I… Continue Reading »

‘Piper Pacers’ raise $3,500 for Alzheimer’s Association

published on November 10th, 2015 - Piper Shores sent a large team of residents and staff – the Piper Pacers – to actively participate in the 2015 Greater Portland Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 26. In fact, Piper Shores was recognized by race organizers for fielding the largest of all teams for the event. With the help of fitness instructors, a ‘Couch to 5K’ eight week training program that focused… Continue Reading »

Life Enrichment – An Enriching Life is the Best Reward

published on November 9th, 2015 - Since its founding, Piper Shores has been dedicated to ensuring full, enriching lives for our residents. Over the past year, we have focused our efforts on implementing our strategic plan built around Life Enrichment, a comprehensive holistic approach to whole-person care based on a nationally recognized personal care approach, the Eight Dimensions of Wellness. Life Enrichment at Piper Shores is dedicated to the belief that… Continue Reading »

Farmers market part of healthy eating at Piper Shores

published on November 4th, 2015 - As part of the ongoing effort to enhance the well being of our residents, Piper Shores dedicated this past July as Health and Wellness Month. Each week focused on a different aspect of the theme, with the final week devoted to healthy eating. To close the week, Piper Shores invited Highland Avenue Greenhouse, a local Scarborough family-owned garden center and farmers market, to set up… 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 »

‘Couch to 5K’ Program Prepares Residents for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

published on September 14th, 2015 - Piper Shores is sponsoring the 2015 Greater Portland Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The walk, which takes place on September 26, around Portland’s Back Bay, is one of 600 walks occurring across the country to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research. The walks are organized by local chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association, whose mission is to eliminate the disease through the advancement of research; to… Continue Reading »

July’s Focus On Wellness and Alternative Healing

published on July 14th, 2015 - Piper Shores unveiled a new program this month that’s piquing a lot of curiosity on campus. The entire month of July has been devoted to Health & Wellness, and some of the demonstrations planned for July include Tai Chi, yoga, Reiki, and reflexology. Kicking off the series this week was a fascinating demonstration of alternative healing, which included a segment on aromatherapy and another on… Continue Reading »

Volunteer Opportunities Fair 2015

published on April 5th, 2015 - More than 30 nonprofit organizations expected on Piper Shores campus The Piper Shores Volunteer Opportunities Fair is coming again! This year it will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Founders Room. The Fair is part of our expanding emphasis on life enrichment and provides a convenient opportunity for our residents to come together and meet with… Continue Reading »

Wellness Lecture Series: New Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy

published on January 22nd, 2015 - Dr. Douglas VanderPloeg, founder of the Maine Spine & Nerve Institute, joins the Piper Shores community as part of our ongoing Wellness Lecture Series. Dr. VanderPloeg will discuss a new treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy on February 25, 2015 at 3:30PM in the Founders Room. Dr. VanderPloeg and the Maine Spine & Nerve Institute specialize in using advanced medical technology for the treatment of peripheral neuropathy, lumbar spine degenerative… Continue Reading »