“We Were Pioneers.”

June Martin recalls 20 years at Piper Shores June and Russell Martin were among a small group of resident pioneers who gathered 20 years ago to mark the grand opening of Piper Shores. “We were among those who actually cut the ribbon on that day,” recalls June with a warm smile. Now aged 95, and… Read more »






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 »


Meet the Residents: Rosemary and Thor Apthorp

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… Read more »


Meet the Residents: Bruce and Sheila Denny-Brown

If you ever meet Piper Shores’ residents, Sheila and Bruce Denny-Brown, you’ll have the good fortune of meeting a couple that has approached marriage as a true partnership, a good friendship, and an interesting adventure. One senses a deep respect for one another, a kindness, and an unbridled enthusiasm for the diversity and the possibilities… 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 »


Meet Piper Shores Residents Karen and Gene Brewer

The Author and Retired Library Director Find Peace, Tranquility, and Fitness Karen and Gene Brewer exude the kind of tranquility and contentment that comes with a long, happy, and adventurous marriage. After reaching pinnacles in both of their careers, they seem relaxed today and ready for the next phase of their life, this time right… Read more »