News & Updates - Category: Retirement Living

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 »

Exercise Earns its Rightful Place in Healthcare

published on May 22nd, 2018 - Supporting the health and fitness of our aging population is no longer a luxury. In fact, exercise is now seen as a key modality in healthcare,” according to Dr. Marilyn Gugliucci, professor and director of Geriatrics Education and Research at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Gugliucci is also director of their U-ExCEL Fitness/Wellness Program for older adults, and a Piper… 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 »

Where in the World is Jim Adamowicz?

published on June 2nd, 2016 - Little did we know it, but Piper Shores CEO Jim Adamowicz has embarked on a global excursion, and the residents of Piper Shores are on the hunt to find him. Yes, it’s a worldwide expedition – if not by virtue of getting on an airplane, then at least by travel of the mind. The journey started at Piper Shores in April, and the first stop… 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 »

Life Enrichment – An Enriching Life is the Best Reward

published on November 9th, 2015 - Since its founding, Piper Shores has been dedicated to ensuring full, enriching lives for our residents. Over the past year, we have focused our efforts on implementing our strategic plan built around Life Enrichment, a comprehensive holistic approach to whole-person care based on a nationally recognized personal care approach, the Eight Dimensions of Wellness. Life Enrichment at Piper Shores is dedicated to the belief that… Continue Reading »

Farmers market part of healthy eating at Piper Shores

published on November 4th, 2015 - As part of the ongoing effort to enhance the well being of our residents, Piper Shores dedicated this past July as Health and Wellness Month. Each week focused on a different aspect of the theme, with the final week devoted to healthy eating. To close the week, Piper Shores invited Highland Avenue Greenhouse, a local Scarborough family-owned garden center and farmers market, to set up… Continue Reading »

‘Couch to 5K’ Program Prepares Residents for Walk to End Alzheimer’s

published on September 14th, 2015 - Piper Shores is sponsoring the 2015 Greater Portland Walk to End Alzheimer’s. The walk, which takes place on September 26, around Portland’s Back Bay, is one of 600 walks occurring across the country to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s research. The walks are organized by local chapters of the Alzheimer’s Association, whose mission is to eliminate the disease through the advancement of research; to… Continue Reading »

Featured Summer Solstice Artist

published on June 2nd, 2015 - A Conversation with Resident Karen Walker Piper Shores Resident Karen Walker Piper Shores is getting ready to host its 13th Annual Summer Solstice Resident Art Show and the featured artist is resident Karen Walker. Karen is a retired civil servant and cellular geneticist who grew up in Cleveland, Ohio, and during the course of her career lived in the Caribbean, Seattle, New Zealand, Hawaii, San… Continue Reading »

Piper Shores Summer Solstice Resident Art Show

published on May 22nd, 2015 - Featured artist Karen Walker inspired by water for her work and her life Piper Shores will host its 13th Annual Summer Solstice Resident Art Show on Saturday, June 20, from 1 to 4 p.m. in the Great Room. More than 25 residents will show their original artwork, and participating residents will be on hand to discuss the inspiration behind their art. The show is free… Continue Reading »