OceanView resident Sally Dunning appeared last night on WCSH News Center’s “207” show to discuss iZosh, a non-profit she helped start in 2012. The organization raises money to help women in extreme poverty, who also have a business plan. Since it’s inception, iZosh has raised over $220,000.00 and helped over 622 women. Click below to watch the segment!
The OceanView Annual Yard Sale is only a few weeks away, and has our resident volunteers buzzing like bees in preparation for this very popular spring event!
As a community that cares deeply about its members, the residents of OceanView created The Resident Assistance Fund to help their fellow neighbors in need. With individual gifts and a variety of fundraising activities like the yard sale, this registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization continues to help residents on our campus. The events held also serve as an additional opportunity to bring residents together and foster community spirit.
The yard sale gives residents an excellent opportunity to donate items they may no longer need. There is always an impressive assortment of jewelry, glass, china, antiques, furniture, art, frames, linens, toys, sports equipment, household items and more, with 100% of the profits going directly to the Fund. There will also be plants and fresh baked-goods for sale!
Advance Sale ($10 admission):
Friday, May 3rd, from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Includes refreshments & a tote bag
Yard Sale (free):
Saturday, May 4th, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Located at Lunt Auditorium at OceanView
74 Lunt Road, Falmouth
Excellent progress continues on the expansion of our Falmouth House Assisted Living residence. The buildings are really taking shape! JBW Construction and Benchmark Construction have been working hard on closing in both the North and South wings, with roof sheathing being installed.
New windows have been delivered and will be installed later this week. Structural steel for the building’s front corner has also been delivered, which will be used in the expansion of the Living Room, Activity Room and a new Café Kitchen.
Reservations for these spacious new apartments are being taken now. Contact Tamera Vogel to secure your choice location before they’re gone!
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.”
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.
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.
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.