News & Updates

Piper Shores Supports Universal Access/ADA Trail in Scarborough

posted on April 13th, 2017 - Eleanor’s Trail, a Universal Access/ADA Trail in Scarborough at Pleasant Hill Preserve, accommodates wheelchairs, walkers, and other assistive devices. Toby Jacobs and Kathy Mills of the Scarborough Land Trust stand in front of the Pleasant Hill Preserve kiosk. Not far from Scarborough’s bustling Route 1 corridor, 5 miles from downtown Portland, and bordered on three sides by vibrant neighborhoods, sits a tranquil 135-acre parcel of… Continue Reading »

Meet Piper Shores Resident Angela Absher

posted 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 »

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

posted 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 »

Piper Shores’ Residents Bruce and Sheila Denny-Brown

posted 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 Allyson Rust – Piper Shores Community Health Service Manager

posted on November 28th, 2016 -   Allyson Rust – Piper Shores Community Health Service Manager Allyson Rust has a different kind of Piper Shores’ story. At the tender age of 20, she started working here as a server in the dining room. Ten years later, and she is back as a Registered Nurse and Piper Shores Community Health Service Manager. “It’s been an interesting journey,” says Allyson. “ When I… Continue Reading »

Building the Foundation for a Strong Future

posted 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

posted 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 »

Assisted living construction well underway

posted on September 7th, 2016 - Assisted living expansion will include memory care units If you happen to visit Piper Shores this fall (and we hope you do), you will notice that the much-awaited construction of our new Assisted Living and Memory Care units, as well as our new arts building, is in full swing. Moved by increasing demand for memory care both in Maine and right here at Piper Shores, we commenced… Continue Reading »

Credit Rating Company Gives Piper Shores High Marks for Financial Strength

posted on July 22nd, 2016 - Two years ago, Piper Shores received a prestigious A- credit rating from Fitch Ratings, and in July the Maine retirement community’s A-credit rating was reaffirmed. Fitch Ratings is one of the country’s three big nationally recognized statistical rating organizations (NSRO) designated by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. What does it all mean? It means that Piper Shores is in the top 5 percent of… Continue Reading »

Meet Piper Shores Residents Karen and Gene Brewer

posted 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 »