OceanView’s Dining Services department is pleased to announce that the Whipple Farmhouse will be reopening this month with some very exciting new features and upgrades! The hours of operation are increasing to 5:00 – 8:00 PM, with no reservations necessary unless there is a party of 5 or more. The menu has been expanded with a wider selection of soups, salads, appetizers, entrées, sides and desserts. Jeff Landry, General Manager of Dining Services, says “Our cuisine will focus on seasonal availability, with some European influence. But that doesn’t mean we won’t throw in a couple of Asian or New England inspired dishes from time to time!”
Another exciting change is the addition of a beer and wine license, allowing the Whipple Farmhouse to serve a nice selection of wines and handcrafted beers, with a brand new service bar in the sunroom! A large antique table has been moved into the main dining room allowing residents to join one another at this beautiful “Community Table” with multiple parties able to sit together and perhaps get to know someone new!
Special dining events will continue to be presented throughout the year, and the historic 1756 farmhouse will still be an available venue for catered private events. Jeff says “Our goal was to create a neighborhood restaurant where residents feel welcomed and comfortable, surrounded by friends and staff they know.”
OceanView’s Fitness Manager, Kate Foley, was asked once again to appear on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” show! This time the discussion was about living a heart-healthy lifestyle.
Don’t worry if you missed the broadcast, you can stream it here: http://www.mainepublic.org/post/heart-health-maintaining-cardiovascular-fitness
Falmouth House Assisted Living is excited to have broken ground on an expansion that will include 10 spacious new apartments!
In addition to the new apartments, the expansion will include renovated common areas. The Activity Room will be expanded with the addition of a brand new Café Kitchen complete with new cabinets, appliances, and granite countertops. The Living Room and Dining Room will also be expanded.
We have already begun taking reservations for these spacious new apartments. Contact Tamera Vogel today to secure your choice of location!
PGIM Real Estate Finance has originated a financing package totaling $9.9 million for OceanView at Falmouth.
Read full Senior Housing Business story here.
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.
“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.
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.
And visit cumberlandcrossingrc.com.
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]
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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.”
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!
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.
A heartfelt “Thank You” to our incredible residents and staff for making OceanView a truly WONDER-ful place these past 32 years!
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 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 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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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!
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.
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.
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