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Piper Shores Lifecare Retirement Community

Welcome to Piper Shores, Maine’s first and only nonprofit lifecare retirement community. 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.

Retirement living near Portland, Maine

If you want to head farther afield, Piper Shores provides transportation to nearby Portland – Maine’s cultural and recreational center –located just minutes away.

Enjoy the Portland Symphony Orchestra, Portland Museum of Art, Portland Stage, and Portland Ovations, or a concert at one of the city’s many venues. Sports fan? Portland is home to the Portland Sea Dogs, the Maine Mariners, the Maine Red Claws, and the Maine Mammoths professional baseball, hockey, basketball, and football sports teams. And if you are a foodie, Portland is the place to be. Named Bon Appetit’s 2018 City of the Year, Portland has a multitude of nationally-acclaimed restaurants and casual dining spots.

Onsite healthcare at Piper Shores

Holbrook at Piper Shores fulfills the promise of lifecare. Located onsite, Holbrook is the assisted living and skilled nursing care component of Piper Shores. Independent living residents enjoy priority access to Holbrook for the same monthly fee as paid for their independent living apartment.

Featuring a resident-centered care model known as PersonFirst®, Holbrook provides health care services including short-term rehabilitation, assisted living, memory support services, and skilled nursing care.

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 CenterMercy HospitalOA Centers for Orthopaedicsthe Eyecare Medical GroupCardiovascular Consultants (heart and lungs)Maine Center for Cancer Medicine, and other professional offices throughout Portland, Maine. We’ll always provide transportation to any appointment you may have. 

As Maine’s only CARF/CCAC accredited lifecare community, Piper Shores offers you access to higher levels of care and comfort with senior living arrangements and options unmatched by any other Maine retirement community.

Inspired Retirement Living

Listen to CEO Jim Adamowicz discuss the unique benefits at Piper Shores – vibrant independent living, priority access to onsite assisted living, memory care and skilled nursing care should you ever need them. 

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Vibrant Community

You’ll enjoy a real community at Piper Shores. One that is diverse and lively, joyful and vibrant.

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Independent Living
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Independent Living

Piper Shores offers independent living  and high quality amenities in a spectacular coastal setting.

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Experience a sense of well-being

Be comfortable, healthy, and happy

Lead the life you want at Piper Shores. Practice yoga at sunrise, take a walk at sunset, enjoy a community dinner by the firepit. We provide the opportunities. All you have to do is say ‘Yes’.

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News & Events

Signs of Hope in the Era of COVID-19

Amidst the hardship, there is comfort in earth’s power of regeneration.

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Resident Discovers Bigelow Art Center

Nan Green says she loves to paint

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Eastern Practices Restore Balance

Staying calm, centered, and happy, are universal goals, and residents are finding mindfulness and balance through Tai Chi practice.

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Endowment Committee Sets New Goals

The Piper Shores’ Endowment Fund exists to protect residents in the event of financial hardship.

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Volunteer Opportunities Fair 2019

October 9th, 10AM

Piper Shores’ Volunteer Opportunities Fair is coming again!

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Supporting Local Farms

An ongoing collaboration between the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust and Piper Shores continues to produce more customers for local farms.

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Summer Solstice Resident Art Show

June 15th 1 – 4pm

On June 15 ( 1-4pm ), Piper Shores will celebrate the community’s Annual Summer Solstice Resident Art Show.

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Carol and John Thompson: Creating Impact Together

Coming to Piper Shores is the latest turn in the Thompsons’ great adventure.

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Come Visit!

There’s no better way to experience all that Piper Shores lifecare retirement community has to offer than to see it firsthand. Schedule a complimentary luncheon tour.

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