News & Updates - Category: Resident Profiles

Carol and John Thompson: Creating Impact Together

published on April 9th, 2019 - The winter of 1962-1963 – ominously known as “The Big Freeze” in Great Britain – was one of the most brutal ever in the United Kingdom. Blizzards swept across England and Wales with gale force winds that brought down trees and power lines. Twenty-foot snow drifts blocked roads and railways, stranding citizens across the country. It was under these unforgiving circumstances that a young Shell… Continue Reading »

Meet Piper Shores Resident Angela Absher

published on February 16th, 2017 - “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 lived in more places than she cares to… Continue Reading »

Piper Shores’ Residents Bruce and Sheila Denny-Brown

published on December 5th, 2016 - 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 of life. Sitting together in the Great Room at Piper… Continue Reading »

Meet Piper Shores Residents Karen and Gene Brewer

published on June 6th, 2016 - 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 here in Scarborough, Maine. With a gentle, welcoming manner and… Continue Reading »

Meet the Neighbors: Barbara Emerson and Joe Kunkel

published on January 22nd, 2015 - Piper Shores residents, 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 and it… Continue Reading »

An exceptional community…that’s surprisingly affordable!

published on December 11th, 2014 - Henry Tosi, Piper Shores resident. “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… Continue Reading »

Retirement community search same as college search, sort of

published on October 19th, 2014 - 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 you think. How did we start? We had some vague… Continue Reading »

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

published on May 21st, 2014 - 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 at Piper Shores.  “It’s a wonderful kick-off–to- summer event… Continue Reading »

For Ruth Wiles, every day is independence day

published on January 20th, 2014 - Ruth Wiles, an independent living resident at Piper Shores since September 2001, celebrates her 93rd birthday. In October 2013, Ruth Wiles fell and broke her wrist. After having her cast taken off six weeks later, she was excited for her life to start getting back to normal – she was able to start driving her car again around Christmastime. This story sounds pretty innocuous, until… Continue Reading »

Duncan and Betty Perry’s Journey: From Prague to Piper Shores

published on December 3rd, 2013 - Munich. Prague. Washington State. Pennsylvania and more…. When you’ve lived in as many places as Duncan and Betty Perry, you know a thing or two about what to look for in a community. So when it came time to choose a Continuing Care Retirement Community (CCRC), this worldly couple of educators had a clear idea of what their new home was going to be –… Continue Reading »