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Cumberland Crossing Groundbreaking Ceremony

Cumberland Crossing Groundbreaking

Cumberland Crossing Groundbreaking Ceremony

Cumberland Crossing by OceanView is officially under construction after a groundbreaking ceremony attended by developers, town officials and project stakeholders. Located at the center of Cumberland, the retirement community will be a sister location to OceanView at Falmouth.

OceanView Owner John Wasileski

“Cumberland Crossing will provide new generations of retirees the opportunity for maintenance-free living with a strong sense of community and peace of mind for the future, while maintaining OceanView’s emphasis on customization, alternative energy sources, and ‘green and local’ practices,” said OceanView Owner John Wasileski.

Cumberland Crossing - NOW TAKING RESERVATIONS!

Located at the center of Cumberland, the independent living community will feature more than 50 customized two-bedroom cottages with modern amenities, including 4-season sunrooms, gas fireplaces, solar electricity and full-service generators. In addition, the community will include a community center with pool, direct access by golf cart or walking path to Val Halla Golf Course, and proximity to nearby town parks and walking trails. Cumberland Crossing residents will also enjoy priority access to OceanView at Falmouth’s care continuum, including Falmouth House Assisted Living and Legacy Memory Care.

To learn more about Cumberland Crossing by OceanView, contact Don Wessels at 207-781-4460.
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OceanView Chorus on 207

OceanView Chorus Featured on News Center’s “207” Show

At the age of four, music struck a chord with Priscilla Rigg – when she stumbled upon a pump organ in a little cottage on a farm where she lived. “I discovered it. I used to go in and stand and pump and pump and I could just reach the keys and I would spend hours doing that.”

Her love affair with music was instant, and lifelong. She has spent her life studying music, teaching students, and leading choirs. She moved to OceanView a few years ago, and her plan was to retire. But once the staff and residents discovered a bit more about her background, they had other ideas in mind for Priscilla!

Priscilla put out a call to gauge the interest of starting a choir and immediately folks started signing up. The choir has doubled in size since its inception, and the group shows no signs of slowing down.

“Music is very powerful, “says Rigg. “It builds community.”

In the video above, you can see WCSH News Center’s Peggy Keyser stopping in at one of the practice sessions, as Priscilla was putting the choir through their paces.

[Read Full News Center Story Here]

Staff and Residents at 32 Anniversary Party

OceanView’s 32nd Anniversary Party & Dinner

Staff and Residents at 32 Anniversary Party

Every year we celebrate the opening of our community with a big themed party and dinner. This year’s them was “Through the Looking Glass.”

Residents at 32 Anniversary Party

Our Blueberry Commons Room was transformed into the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party, where residents enjoyed drinks and appetizers, along with Peter Mezoian’s amazing banjo music. Characters from Wonderland were in attendance, including the Mad Hatter, the Red Queen, the Cheshire Cat, and even Alice herself!

Peter Mezoian Playing Banjo at 32 Anniversary Party

Residents then adjourned to the Dining Room, which had been turned into the Red Queen’s Domain! The dinner started with an Autumn Caponata Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash and Herbed Focaccia Crostini. Choice of entrees included Porcini and Rosemary Crusted Beef Tenderloin with Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Chianti Wine Sauce; Prosciutto wrapped Chicken Breast with Goat Cheese Filling, Harvest Grapes, Cornbread Stuffing and Sauce Verjus; and Seared Sea Scallops over Five Spice Carrot Puree with Ginger Scallion Butter. The dinner concluded with Caramel Apple Trifle with Mascarpone Cream and Brown Sugar Crumble.

Residents Dining at 32 Anniversary Party

A heartfelt “Thank You” to our incredible residents and staff for making OceanView a truly WONDER-ful place these past 32 years!

OceanView's Annual On-Campus Alzheimer's Walk

OceanView’s Annual Alzheimer’s Walk

OceanView's Annual On-Campus Alzheimer's Walk

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, making it the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. In continuing to support this effort, Legacy Memory Care at OceanView held its 3rd annual walk on-campus last month.

OceanView's Annual On-Campus Alzheimer's Walk

OceanView’s Fitness Team mapped routes around our 80-acre campus. Utilizing wooded paths and sidewalks, participants were able to choose walks of different lengths and types of terrain, with water bottle stations along the way. Residents and staff from our independent living, assisted living and memory care communities came out to show their support.

OceanView Resident Richard BarterOceanView resident Richard Barter spoke at the opening of the walk about the impact of OceanView’s Legacy Memory Care, of which Richard is a big advocate.

OceanView has currently raised over $3,500 through various fundraising events held throughout the year, including a Pancake Breakfast, Strawberry Shortcake Gathering, and a Gelato Social. We will be continuing to fundraise through the month of November, with all proceeds directly benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association’s Maine Chapter.

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation,
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New Ford Flex

New Vehicles Added to OceanView’s Transportation Fleet

New Shuttle Van

Our residents are always on the go, and to better accommodate their active lifestyles, our Transportation Department has added two new vehicles to their fleet!

New Shuttle Van Boarding

A custom-built shuttle includes a chair lift, two spots to secure wheelchairs, overhead storage racks, handle-grabs on seatbacks, and wide stairway entry and aisle. With seating for 14, this new shuttle joins two others, for a total transportation capacity of 42. Our Concierge Shuttle service transports our residents not only on-campus to activities and events, but also to supermarkets, performance venues, museums, and daytrips to various points of interest.

New Ford Flex

A new Ford Flex was also added to our personal transportation service. With seating for up to 6 passengers, the Flex is specifically designed with low ground clearance, which makes it easy to get in and out of. If our residents need a ride to an appointment or the airport, they know it’s just a phone call away!

All of our shuttles will be busy driving around our campus at our Annual Open House THIS SUNDAY, the 9th, from 2 – 4:30 PM.
[CLICK HERE for More Info!]

Lobsters having just been cooked.

Annual Lobster Bake “The Best Ever!”

Residents enjoying appetizers on Whipple Farm patio.

Our Annual Lobster Bake is something our residents and Priority Waiting List members look forward to every summer! After stopping off at the open bar, people enjoyed a spread of appetizers on the patio of the Whipple Farm House.

Residents enjoying Whipple Farm Overlook patio and firepit.

Next, people could meander down to our new “Whipple Farm Overlook,” where they were served shrimp cocktails and hard (and soft) lemonade. Some grabbed a seat by the firepit and looked out at our beautiful 5 acres of conservation land.

Steamed Clams at Lobster Bake.

After people were seated under the tent, they were served steamed clams with drawn butter, and enjoyed live music and singing by duo Bess Jacques and Per Hanson.

Lobsters having just been cooked.

The lobsters this year were cooked tent-side, packed with seaweed, over an open flame – the real down east way! Our non-seafood-eating guests enjoyed organic roasted chicken. Fresh corn-on-the-cob, baby potatoes, coleslaw and rolls rounded out the feast. The evening was capped with a few sing-along songs, coffee and classic blueberry pie with whipped cream!

Residents Karen & David eating lobsters.Residents Karen and David diggin’ in!

While everyone always raves about how nice the Lobster Bake is, this year people exclaimed that it truly was “the best ever!”

OceanView resident using scroll saw in new Workshop.

New Resident Workshop Opens

New OceanView Workshop exterior.

Our resident woodworkers and the like were excited for the opening of our new community Workshop!

Residents in new OceanView Workshop.

The new Workshop is double the size of the previous one, allowing more room for various projects to be spread out.

OceanView resident using scroll saw in new Workshop.

The Workshop includes a new dust filtration system, routing table, drill press, table saw, band saw, and scroll saw – which you can see one of our residents, Bill, using above.

OceanView resident sanding wood in new Workshop.
The Workshop is also stocked with various hand tools. Another resident, Tom, can be seen here sanding the stem piece he made for a 14 and 1/2 foot mahogany Ilur sailing dingy he’s building in the basement of his Schoolhouse Cottage!

With the all the headaches of home ownership and maintenance eliminated here at OceanView, our “handy” residents have more time to focus their skills and efforts on fun projects for pleasure!

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