Meet Piper Shores’ Administrator, Rebecca Gagnon

Rebecca Gagnon will oversee Holbrook Health Center, the assisted living and skilled nursing care component of Piper Shores. As Administrator, Gagnon will be responsible for overseeing Holbrook, the assisted living and skilled nursing care component of Piper Shores. Holbrookprovides long-term care, short-term rehabilitationand respite care services to both residents and nonresidents at Piper Shores. As Administrator, Gagnon will manage… Read more »

Retirement community search same as college search, sort of

By Theodora J. Kalikow, Piper Shores Resident Earlier this year, my partner and I searched for a retirement community here in Maine. After the second visit, my partner, Deb, a former assistant director of admission at University of Maine at Farmington, observed, “This is just like a college search, only for older folks.’ See what… Read more »

Making the Move: Tax and Estate Planning Considerations

Whether you’re considering a move to a retirement community like Piper Shores, or simply planning for the future of your estate – 2012 may be an excellent year to review your options. There are a number of federal laws that may change at the end of 2012, offering enormous opportunity for those planning an estate, selling a… Read more »

Piper Shores earns high marks from Fitch Ratings

Global ratings agency places Piper Shores in top 5 percent nationally Piper Shores has been awarded a prestigious A- credit rating from Fitch Ratings, a nationally recognized statistical rating organization (NRSRO) designated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The rating places Piper Shores in the top 5 percent of U.S. retirement communities in terms of… Read more »

Scarborough Land Trust Benefits from Piper Shores Resident Ingenuity

Handcrafted wooden signs will mark Land Trust trails thanks to the work of four active residents Forty-seven handcrafted, hand-painted wooden signs will mark the wooded trails and open fields of the Scarborough Land Trust thanks to a group of energetic and talented residents at Piper Shores.  The handmade signs will be used to mark the nature trails… Read more »

Piper Shores to Host 12th Annual Summer Solstice Resident Art Show

Piper Shores’ will host its 12th Annual Summer Solstice Resident Art Show on Saturday, June 21, 2014, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Great Room. More than 25 Piper Shores’ residents plan to show their original artwork. “The resident art show is one of the highlight events of the year,” said Andrea Killiard, Marketing Director… Read more »

Meet Piper Shores‘ Director of Community Health Services

In case you haven’t met her yet, Mary DeSallerecently joined Piper Shores as Director of Community Health Services. Please be sure to say hello if you see her on campus! Mary joins us with 25 years of experience at Maine’s leading health care centers, including the University of New England, St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center, and… Read more »

Piper Shores Awarded National Re-Accreditation by CARF–CCAC

Piper Shores announced today that it has been awarded a Five-Year Term of Re-Accreditation by the Continuing Care Accreditation Commission (CARF–CCAC), the nation’s only accrediting body for continuing care retirement communities. In a state with more than 200 nursing, assisted, and retirement communities, Piper Shores remains the only retirement community in Maine to receive this designation…. Read more »

Volunteer Opportunities Fair Attracts 30 Nonprofit Organizations

The Piper Shores Volunteer Opportunities Fair scheduled for Wednesday, April 9 from 11:00AM to 2:00PM will feature 30 Southern Maine nonprofit organizations. A Piper Shores Building Community event, the Volunteer Fair commemorates National Volunteer Week and seeks to connect caring individual volunteers with nonprofit organizations. (Read more information about the Volunteer Opportunities Fair). Southern Maine Nonprofit Participants Alzheimer’s Association… Read more »

Cottage Living Ideal for Those Transitioning from Private Homes

The cottages at Piper Shores are an unrivaled retirement living choice Piper Shores’ cottages are ideal for those transitioning from private homes to life in an active retirement community. Privately situated in a lovely wooded grove, cottage living at Piper Shores offers all the advantages of lifecare with more space to relax and enjoy retirement. Our newly renovated cottages are… Read more »