News & Updates

Welcome Leanne Fiet, Piper Shores’ First Chief Operating Officer

posted on June 18th, 2018 - Leanne Fiet has been visiting Maine for the last 15 years. This time, thankfully, she won’t be leaving. Leanne, her husband John, one golden retriever, and one brown tabby cat, packed up their New Jersey home and moved this month to Falmouth, so that Leanne could assume the newly created position of chief operating officer at Piper Shores. Her first day on the job was… Continue Reading »

Exercise Earns its Rightful Place in Healthcare

posted 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 Announces Resident Art Show

posted on May 18th, 2018 - The show will take place in two locations on campus, including the new Bigelow Arts Center On Saturday, June 16, Piper Shores will throw open the doors on its annual Summer Solstice Resident Art Show, which draws a large audience of artists and art lovers each year to the Piper Shores’ campus. This year, for the first time ever, the show will take place in… Continue Reading »

Piper Shores’ New Asset Manager Takes Customized Approach to Investing

posted on April 12th, 2018 - On Friday, March 6, 2009, Peter Robbins, CEO of H.M. Payson received a frantic phone call from an institution in Midcoast Maine. “You’ve got to come up here right away…We have a large benefactor who wants us to sell everything.” It was an historic day. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was on its fourth straight week of losses, the S&P 500 was below 700 for… Continue Reading »

Arts Building Opens with Invitation to Create

posted on March 16th, 2018 - Under a bright sun and bluebird skies, Piper Shores threw open the doors on its new and much anticipated 2,800-square-foot Bigelow Arts Center. Residents, wait list members, and guests attended the Feb. 28 opening, touring the new space, chatting, enjoying hors d’ oeuvres and chilled beverages over an exquisite hand-carved ice bar, and admiring resident artwork adorning the walls and interior spaces of the new… Continue Reading »

Meet the Residents: Rosemary and Thor Apthorp

posted on February 26th, 2018 - Rosemary and Thor are enjoying their second retirement. Their first retirement involved moving to Somesville, Maine on Mount Desert Island, where – after full careers in teaching, providing addiction therapy and having a psychotherapy practice – they planned to enjoy an active retirement and embrace the great Maine outdoors skiing and sailing. They did all that. They also went back to work. They both worked… Continue Reading »

MaineBiz: Holbrook Memory Care Residence Opens

posted on December 2nd, 2017 -   On Wednesday, November 29, Piper Shores hosted a grand opening event to celebrate the completion of a $14 million, 43,000-square-foot expansion of its new Holbrook Memory Care and Assisted Living residences, situated on the 138-acre Piper Shores campus. The project took 18 months to complete and is expected to expand the employee base to over 240 workers. The new building provides 14 new memory… Continue Reading »

Is Long-Term Care Insurance Needed at Piper Shores?

posted on November 24th, 2017 - One of the questions most frequently asked by new residents of Piper Shores is whether or not to keep a long-term care insurance (LTC) policy upon move-in. Given that Piper Shores is a lifecare retirement community – licensed by the Maine Bureau of Insurance as a Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC – the question is a good one. The answer is not easy, even… Continue Reading »

Holbrook Assisted Living and Memory Care Opening Soon

posted on November 1st, 2017 - Last week (the week of October 23, 2017), we took a video to give you a glimpse of our new offering. Both the memory care and the assisted living  floors include spacious open areas with designated activity rooms. Resident rooms are large and well-appointed with plenty of windows to allow the natural light to permeate the space. Take a quick video tour and stay tuned for our grand opening… Continue Reading »

Piper Shores Elects Five New Board Members and Two New Officers

posted on June 22nd, 2017 - Piper Shores recently announced that its board of trustees has elected five new board members and two new officers to its 14-member board. “The Board of Trustees of Pipers Shores is delighted to be welcoming five extraordinary new board members to our roster, each of whom has a profound understanding of issues related to finance and investing, geriatrics, assisted living, physical and mental health,” said… Continue Reading »