News & Updates

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 »

Piper Shores CEO and Holbrook Health Center Receive Prestigious Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award from the American College of Health Care Administrators

posted on May 24th, 2017 - Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award Recognizes Administrators and their Centers as High Performing Long Term Care Communities Piper Shores announced today that the American College of Health Care Administrations (ACHCA) has honored James Adamowicz, CEO of Piper Shores and Administrator of record for the Holbrook Health Center, with the 2017 Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. The award uses data driven criteria to recognize high-performing skilled… Continue Reading »

Piper Shores Hosts Firefighters from Maine and Russia for Project Brotherhood

posted 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 »

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 »