Welcome to Piper Shores


Welcome to Piper Shores, Maine’s first and only nonprofit lifecare retirement community and the only retirement community in Maine to be accredited by CARF/CCAC.

Perched on the scenic coast of Southern Maine, Piper Shores is home to active people with a love for life, for ideas, for discussion, activity and engagement. Widely recognized as one of the best places to retire in Maine, Piper Shores offers comfortable surroundings and all the services and amenities you need to make life easy, enjoyable and stimulating. As a resident at one of Piper Shores’ cottages or apartments, you will have time for the important things: family, friends, favorite hobbies like fishing, gardening, golf, traveling, learning something new or simply relaxing. Work out in our fitness center, take a dip in our indoor pool, or grab a book from our library and settle in for a good read. Feeling creative? Take a stroll to our fully-equipped woodworking shop. Get outdoors and do some gardening, or, if the weather isn’t cooperating you can always take in a movie in our movie room.

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If you want to head farther afield, Piper Shores provides transportation to nearby Portland, a lovely, walkable city bustling with activities, events, shopping, and nationally acclaimed restaurants. Of course transportation to medical appointments, nearby supermarkets, and special events is provided, as well.

As a lifecare retirement community, Piper Shores provides residents with the peace of mind knowing that lifecare combines all the advantages of independent living plus priority access to onsite assisted living and skilled nursing care, if needed. Lifecare at Piper Shores also means that you will always have a predictable monthly payment for assisted living and nursing home care. Unlike other retirement communities in Maine, Piper Shores’ entrance fee for independent living apartments and cottages is ninety percent (90%) refundable to residents or to their estates.

Onsite Healthcare

Holbrook at Piper Shores fulfills the promise of lifecare. Located onsite, Holbrook is the assisted living and skilled nursing care component of Piper Shores. Residents enjoy priority access to Holbrook for the same monthly fee as paid for their independent living apartment. Holbrook features a resident-centered care model known as PersonFirst® with health care services include short-term rehabilitation, assisted living, memory support services and skilled nursing care — all provided by Holbrook´s highly trained, compassionate and knowledgeable staff. As Maine´s only CARF/CCAC accredited lifecare community, Piper shores offers you access to higher levels care and comfort with senior living arrangements and options unmatched by any other Maine retirement community.

Retirement Living Near Portland, Maine

Piper Shores is conveniently located just minutes away from Portland and Maine’s many cultural and recreational activities –The Portland Symphony Orchestra, The Portland Museum of Art, professional sporting events, golf courses and numerous galleries, shops, nationally-acclaimed restaurants, and casual dining spots. Piper Shores’ uniquely Maine retirement community is also located near several highly rated Portland, Maine area hospitals and trauma centers, outpatient surgical centers and medical facilities including Maine Medical Center, Mercy Hospital, OA Centers for Orthopaedics, the Eyecare Medical Group, Cardiovascular Consultants (heart and lungs); Maine Center for Cancer Medicine, and other professional offices throughout Portland, Maine.

There is no better way to experience all that Piper Shores lifecare retirement community has to offer than to see it firsthand. Arrange your visit to one of the best places to retire in Maine by calling Andrea Killiard at (207) 883-8700, or toll-free at 1-888-333-8711 to schedule a complimentary luncheon tour. Discover the promise of lifecare today!


News & Updates:

Volunteer Opportunities Fair 2019

September 20th, 2019 - Piper Shores’ Volunteer Opportunities Fair is coming again! This year it will take place on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Founders Room. The… Continue reading »

Supporting Local Farms

August 23rd, 2019 - An ongoing collaboration between the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust and Piper Shores continues to produce more customers for local farms while supporting membership growth at the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust… Continue reading »