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Arts Building Opens with Invitation to Create

published on March 16th, 2018 - Under a bright sun and bluebird skies, Piper Shores threw open the doors on its new and much anticipated 2,800-square-foot Bigelow Arts Center. Residents, wait list members, and guests attended the Feb. 28 opening, touring the new space, chatting, enjoying hors d’ oeuvres and chilled beverages over an exquisite hand-carved ice bar, and admiring resident artwork adorning the walls and interior spaces of the new… Continue Reading »

Meet the Residents: Rosemary and Thor Apthorp

published on February 26th, 2018 - Rosemary and Thor are enjoying their second retirement. Their first retirement involved moving to Somesville, Maine on Mount Desert Island, where – after full careers in teaching, providing addiction therapy and having a psychotherapy practice – they planned to enjoy an active retirement and embrace the great Maine outdoors skiing and sailing. They did all that. They also went back to work. They both worked… Continue Reading »

Is Long-Term Care Insurance Needed at Piper Shores?

published on November 24th, 2017 - One of the questions most frequently asked by new residents of Piper Shores is whether or not to keep a long-term care insurance (LTC) policy upon move-in. Given that Piper Shores is a lifecare retirement community – licensed by the Maine Bureau of Insurance as a Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC – the question is a good one. The answer is not easy, even… Continue Reading »

Piper Shores Supports Universal Access/ADA Trail in Scarborough

published on April 13th, 2017 - Eleanor’s Trail, a Universal Access/ADA Trail in Scarborough at Pleasant Hill Preserve, accommodates wheelchairs, walkers, and other assistive devices. Toby Jacobs and Kathy Mills of the Scarborough Land Trust stand in front of the Pleasant Hill Preserve kiosk. Not far from Scarborough’s bustling Route 1 corridor, 5 miles from downtown Portland, and bordered on three sides by vibrant neighborhoods, sits a tranquil 135-acre parcel of… 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 »

Finding the Right Solution for Joint Pain

published on March 15th, 2012 - A Lecture with Dr. Stephen J. Kelley, M.D. Piper Shores residents recently gathered in the Great Room to listen to Dr. Stephen J. Kelly speak about various options for managing joint pain. Dr. Kelley is a surgeon at OA Centers for Orthopaedics, as well as the Medical Director for the Mercy Joint Replacement Program. He specializes in knee and hip replacement surgery. Dr. Kelly began… Continue Reading »

Piper Shores Board of Directors

published on January 8th, 2006 - The following individuals from the Greater Portland business and nonprofit communities currently serve as the volunteer Board of Directors for Piper Shores. Richard Roderick, Chairman Mr. Roderick, effective May 2010, is a retired executive, having worked at Dead River Company for over 30 years, as a senior manager of the company’s financial & real estate matters. He served as the company’s Senior Vice President, &… Continue Reading »