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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

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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Meet Piper Shores’ Board Chair

Robert E. Danielson, Esq. has been a board member since 2015 and served as Vice-Chair since 2017.

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Meet Daisy Wilson: Human Resources Director

After a nationwide search, Piper Shores has chosen South Freeport native Daisy Wilson for the position of Human Resources Director.

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Piper Shores Announces Resident Art Show

On Saturday, June 16, Piper Shores will throw open the doors on its annual Summer Solstice Resident Art Show

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Meet Leanne Fiet, Chief Operating Officer

Leanne Fiet joins Piper Shores as first Chief Operating Officer.

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Exercise Earns its Rightful Place

The research around older adult fitness has quickly advanced, and the conversation is moving beyond exercise.

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Piper Shores Resident Art Show

Saturday, June 16 bigelow arts center

The show will take place in two locations on campus, including the newly constructed Bigelow Arts Center.

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New Asset Manager Takes Customized

The story illustrates the enormous value and the critical role that an investment advisor plays – in good times and bad.

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Arts Building Opens with Invitation to Create

With many artists in the Piper Shores community, the new space will quickly be energized by the sounds or artwork in the making.

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Meet the Residents: Rosemary and Thor Apthorp

The couple enjoy a second retirement at Piper Shores.

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Meet the Residents: Bruce and Sheila Denny-Brown

The couple approach marriage as a true partnership, a good friendship, and an interesting adventure.

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Holbrook Memory Care Residence Opens

Piper Shores celebrates the completion of an expansion of its new Holbrook Memory Care and Assisted Living residences on campus.

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Is Long-Term Care Insurance Needed at Piper Shores?

Piper Shores’ lifecare contract provides a full continuum of care designed to meet residents’ long-term care needs over time.

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Holbrook Assisted Living and Memory Care Opening Soon

Resident rooms are large and well-appointed with plenty of windows to allow the natural light to permeate the space.

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Piper Shores Elects Five New Board Members and Two New Officers

Each has an understanding of issues related to finance and investing, geriatrics, assisted living, physical and mental health.

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Piper Shores CEO and Holbrook Health

Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award Recognizes Administrators and their Centers as High Performing Long Term Care Communities.

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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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