News & Updates - Category: Lifecare

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 »

Piper Shores Space and Land Planning Update

published on January 18th, 2015 - By Jim Adamowicz, CEO In the spring of 2014 the Piper Shores board of directors approved a 5-year strategic plan designed to chart the community’s future course. As part of that plan, Piper Shores decided to augment its current continuum of care (lifecare) to include a dedicated Memory Care unit that would be added to Holbrook as well as a new Arts Center for independent… 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 »

Cottage Living Ideal for Those Transitioning from Private Homes

published on March 18th, 2014 - The cottages at Piper Shores are an unrivaled retirement living choice Piper Shores’ cottages are ideal for those transitioning from private homes to life in an active retirement community. Privately situated in a lovely wooded grove, cottage living at Piper Shores offers all the advantages of lifecare with more space to relax and enjoy retirement. Our newly renovated cottages are generous in size with a range… Continue Reading »

For Ruth Wiles, every day is independence day

published on January 20th, 2014 - Ruth Wiles, an independent living resident at Piper Shores since September 2001, celebrates her 93rd birthday. In October 2013, Ruth Wiles fell and broke her wrist. After having her cast taken off six weeks later, she was excited for her life to start getting back to normal – she was able to start driving her car again around Christmastime. This story sounds pretty innocuous, until… Continue Reading »

Not for profit. All for residents.

published on November 30th, 2013 - When it comes time to consider moving to a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), you will have two different models to choose from – the nonprofit model, and the for-profit model. The distinctions between the two are significant and understanding them goes a long way toward making sure you select the CCRC that best serves your needs. Few people have a deeper understanding of CCRCs… Continue Reading »

Beyond Long Term Care, There Is Lifecare

published on April 6th, 2013 - The Wall Street Journal recently published an article entitled “Beyond Long Term Care,” which explores the decisions faced by older Americans as they sort through their retirement savings and senior living options. The article reports that the increasing costs (and decreasing availability) of long term care insurance has pushed many families to consider other options for care such as continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). Unlike… Continue Reading »

Piper Shores Chooses Self-Management

published on March 20th, 2013 - Q&A with Patrick O’Reilly, Piper Shores Board Chair After 12 of years working with an outside management company, Piper Shores has decided to transition to a self-management structure with a Board of Directors, CEO and Leadership Team. The purpose of this transition is to enable the Piper Shores local management team to work more closely with and better serve Piper Shores staff and residents. Patrick… Continue Reading »

Piper Shores welcomes CEO James Adamowicz

published on February 17th, 2013 - Piper Shores recently announced that the Board of Directors has hired James Adamowicz as CEO. Mr. Adamowicz (pronounced Adam-O-vich) will provide strategic vision and leadership as Piper Shores chooses self-management after working with an outside management company for its first 13 years of operation. Mr. Adamowicz brings more than 20 years of management experience in continuing care and senior services to the Piper Shores community.… Continue Reading »

Get Fit at Piper Shores

published on December 10th, 2012 - Regular Exercise Improves Quality of Life for Seniors With the recent opening of Piper Shores’ new Cammock Fitness Center, Piper Shores’ residents have more opportunities than ever to get active and enjoy the many benefits of regular exercise. When practiced safely, regular exercise helps seniors improve balance, flexibility, and core strength, as well as gain confidence and have fun. “When you get regular exercise, the… Continue Reading »