News & Updates - Category: Community

Piper Shores Hosts Firefighters from Maine and Russia for Project Brotherhood

published on May 14th, 2017 - 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 of Archangel in Northwest Russia; to provide opportunities for Russians… Continue Reading »

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Training Program Launches at Piper Shores

published on December 22nd, 2016 - The new CNA training program is the result of a partnership with Scarborough Adult Ed and is aimed at training workers for a rapidly growing healthcare need. Piper Shores and Scarborough Adult Education have joined forces to offer a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) training program aimed at preparing a workforce to fill what is becoming a significant healthcare shortage across Southern Maine and nationally. According… Continue Reading »

Building the Foundation for a Strong Future

published on October 5th, 2016 - 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 a strategic direction for the community established by our Board… Continue Reading »

Building Community reinforces healthy resident connections

published on September 12th, 2016 - 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 campus, this takes shape in the form of activities for… Continue Reading »

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

published on November 10th, 2015 - 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, a ‘Couch to 5K’ eight week training program that focused… Continue Reading »

Building Community with ‘Fresh from the Farm’ Dinner Sponsorship

published on November 6th, 2015 - 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 the farm’s Summer Farm Camp takes place. Broadturn Farm… Continue Reading »

Local farms and farming – a shared and vital passion

published on June 15th, 2015 - Piper Shores and the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust share a common passion for local farms, and the two nonprofit organizations are collaborating in a creative initiative designed to bring greater awareness – and more visitors – to local farm stands. The idea for the farm-stand collaboration was born last winter at a screening of Growing Local, an award-winning documentary film that explores the growing pains… Continue Reading »

Volunteer Opportunities Fair 2015

published on April 5th, 2015 - More than 30 nonprofit organizations expected on Piper Shores campus The Piper Shores Volunteer Opportunities Fair is coming again! This year it will take place on Wednesday, April 15, 2015, from 10 AM to 2 PM in the Founders Room. The Fair is part of our expanding emphasis on life enrichment and provides a convenient opportunity for our residents to come together and meet with… Continue Reading »

Piper Shores Space and Land Planning Update

published on January 18th, 2015 - By Jim Adamowicz, CEO 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 a new Arts Center for independent… Continue Reading »

Scarborough Land Trust Benefits from Piper Shores Resident Ingenuity

published on June 26th, 2014 - 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 at two properties owned and managed by the… Continue Reading »