Piper Shores Endowment Fund Committee Sets New Goals

When the Piper Shores’ founders—including longtime resident Mert Henry—envisioned what Piper Shores could be, they sought to establish a place that would foster a sense of community and belonging. They sought to create a lifecare retirement community that would be resilient to financial storms and other uncertainties. In their wisdom, they created the Piper Shores’… Read more »


New Asset Manager Takes Customized Approach

On Friday, March 6, 2009, Peter Robbins, CEO of H.M. Payson received a frantic phone call from an institution in Midcoast Maine. “You’ve got to come up here right away…We have a large benefactor who wants us to sell everything.” It was an historic day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was on its fourth straight… Read more »


Piper Shores Hosts Firefighters from Maine and Russia for Project Brotherhood

Firefighters from Portland, Maine and Archangel, Russia recently stopped by Piper Shores for a discussion in the Founder’s Room. The firefighters are working together to learn each other’s best practices and to share training expertise and techniques as part of Project Brotherhood. Project Brotherhood promotes exchanges between the firefighters in Greater Portland and the City… Read more »


Piper Shores Supports Universal Access/ADA Trail in Scarborough

Eleanor’s Trail, a Universal Access/ADA Trail in Scarborough at Pleasant Hill Preserve, accommodates wheelchairs, walkers, and other assistive devices. 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 land that was farmed continuously for over 180 years…. Read more »


Meet Piper Shores Resident Angela Absher

“You don’t come to Piper Shores to let go of life—you come here to be able to live it more fully.”  ~Angela Absher When you meet Angela Absher, you have the distinct impression of encountering a woman who has spent a lifetime pushing against social norms.  Angela, a self-described nomad, has travelled around the world more than once and… Read more »



Building the Foundation for a Strong Future

Great buildings do not spring up from shifting sands. Instead, they come from a solid, intentional foundation that is built with deliberation and a broad sense of purpose. For Piper Shores, 2015 was a year dedicated to building the strongest possible foundation to serve our community well into the future. This foundation began with identifying… Read more »


Building Community Reinforces Healthy Resident Connections

Faced with the rise of conditions like diabetes, depression, and obesity, communities across America are beginning to ask themselves how they can provide more opportunities for healthy connections. Understanding that community connection is one of the keys to good health and long-term happiness, Piper Shores fosters community inside and outside the Piper Shores campus. Inside the… Read more »


‘Piper Pacers’ raise $3,500 for Alzheimer’s Association

Piper Shores sent a large team of residents and staff – the Piper Pacers – to actively participate in the 2015 Greater Portland Walk to End Alzheimer’s on September 26. In fact, Piper Shores was recognized by race organizers for fielding the largest of all teams for the event. With the help of fitness instructors,… Read more »


Building Community with ‘Fresh from the Farm’ Dinner Sponsorship

This past September, Piper Shores was pleased to sponsor the Scarborough Land Trust’s 4th annual fundraising dinner to benefit Broadturn Farm, the Trust’s largest, signature property. The annual Fresh from the Farm dinner raised $20,000, which will help pay for a new roof for the English barn, where receptions at the farm are held and where… Read more »