Piper Shores welcomes CEO James Adamowicz

Piper Shores recently announced that the Board of Directors has hired James Adamowicz as CEO. Mr. Adamowicz (pronounced Adam-O-vich) will provide strategic vision and leadership as Piper Shores chooses self-management after working with an outside management company for its first 13 years of operation. Mr. Adamowicz brings more than 20 years of management experience in… Read more »

Lifecare: An Effective Way to Manage the Cost of Long Term Care in an Unpredictable Market

Finding comfortable and affordable long-term care for you or for loved ones can be a confusing and frustrating process. The options are seemingly endless, difficult to compare, and in recent years, prices for some long-term care options have skyrocketed, far faster than the rise of inflation. At the same time, long term care insurance companies,… Read more »

Transitioning to Medicare: Tips for Seniors

Transitioning to Medicare, or deciding whether or not Medicare is right for you is a complicated and confusing process. There are hundreds of options, dozens of carriers and minimal guidance available. That’s where independent advisors like Caroline Irwin come in. Ms. Irwin is an independent Medicare insurance broker with Coveside Senior Solutions (CSS) in Portland,… Read more »

Living Well by Living Simple

Dorothy Larson was the youngest of 4 children, raised in Brooklyn, NY. She married at 21 and had 3 beautiful children – each of whom occupies a window full of photos in her apartment at Piper Shores lifecare retirement community. “I have a window for each child and their family,” says Dorothy as she picks up a… Read more »

Piper Shores Marketing Director to Help Advance Economic Development

Andrea Killiard, Marketing Director at Piper Shores, will be accepting a 3-year term on the Board of Directors and Marketing Committee for the Scarborough Economic Development Corporation (SEDCO). Killiard currently serves on the Scarborough Community Chamber as Secretary and Chair of the Marketing Committee. She will continue in these roles in addition to her work… Read more »

Piper Shores’ Greatest Asset – Its Residents!

Moving from a large home with spacious landscaping, leaving our friends behind, how would we adjust to the “closeness” of retirement community living?  Would we still have the space, which we had come to cherish?  That worry was readily relieved by the pleasant rhythm between “togetherness” and “aloneness”, the balance between community and privacy that is so… Read more »

5-Star Nursing Care at Holbrook Health Center

Holbrook Health Center at Piper Shores has received a high ranking of five stars overall in U.S. News & World Report’s 2012 Best Nursing Homes. The rankings highlight top-rated homes in all 50 states and is based on a composite score from three distinct operational areas: health inspections, nurse staffing, and quality of care. “At Holbrook, we believe… Read more »

New Lifecare Contract Options Available

Piper Shores is pleased to announce a new lifecare contract option that will make Piper Shores even more affordable for select two-bedroom, one-bedroom and studio apartments. The traditional lifecare contract at Piper Shores includes the payment of an entrance fee for an apartment or cottage that is 90% refundable when a resident moves out and the unit… Read more »

Holbrook Health Center Receives Top Scores from Maine Nursing Home Licensing Agency for Second Year Running

Holbrook Health Center, the skilled nursing care component of Piper Shores lifecare retirement community, received a report of Zero Deficiencies for the second year in a row by the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Licensing and Regulatory Services as part of their annual inspection in May. The Centers for Medicare… Read more »