Meet the Neighbors: Barbara Emerson and Joe Kunkel

“When you find the place where you really want to move, all the excuses fall way – and you just do it!” says new resident Barbara Emerson. Barbara and her husband, Joe Kunkel, moved to Piper Shores in August, from Massachusetts. Their move to Piper Shores began when neighbors put their house on the market… Read more »


Piper Shores Space and Land Planning Update

In the spring of 2014 the Piper Shores board of directors approved a 5-year strategic plan designed to chart the community’s future course. As part of that plan, Piper Shores decided to augment its current continuum of care (lifecare) to include a dedicated Memory Care unit that would be added to Holbrook as well as… Read more »


Wellness Lecture Series: New Treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy

Dr. Douglas VanderPloeg, founder of the Maine Spine & Nerve Institute, joins the Piper Shores community as part of our ongoing Wellness Lecture Series. Dr. VanderPloeg will discuss a new treatment for Peripheral Neuropathy on February 25, 2015 at 3:30PM in the Founders Room. Dr. VanderPloeg and the Maine Spine & Nerve Institute specialize in using advanced medical technology for… Read more »


Is Piper Shores an Affordable Retirement Living Option for Seniors?

Since its inception in 2001, Piper Shores has been committed to providing affordable retirement living options for a broad range of the seniors. Yet, persistent perceptions remain that Piper Shores is affordable to only a narrow segment of today’s senior population. Here are some of the facts you may wish to consider in determining whether… Read more »


An Exceptional Community…That’s Surprisingly Affordable!

“You couldn’t rent an apartment in Portland for what I pay – and I get four-star meals, a swimming pool, fitness room – and a water view!” Piper Shores is truly a special place to call home. The ocean-side setting is spectacular in any season, and Piper Shores’ world class amenities, nonprofit status and lifetime access to higher… Read more »


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 »