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Health reporter, Diane Atwood, shares information presented by our Fitness Team from the recent event “Fitness for Life: Maintaining Your Vitality at OceanView.” View Diane Atwood’s “Catching Health” post here: http://dianeatwood.com/fitness-life
The final 4th Phase of the Schoolhouse Cottages has officially broken ground! Complementing our original 34 Schoolhouse Cottages, these 14 homes will be customized for each new resident who will be able to choose their floor plan, décor finishes, landscaping and completion date any time through the end of 2018.
Some cottages will have walk-out, daylight basements, views of Casco Bay and Portland! All enjoy gas fireplaces, full service generators and solar panels to ease your electric bill.
This neighborhood will connect one end of the OceanView campus to the other and will also include the final leg of the sidewalk along Middle Road from Blueberry Lane to Lunt Road, allowing safe walking or jogging around the entire block!
Already 65% pre-sold, the remaining sites won’t last long!
Contact Gloria Walker at 207-781-4460
For the past five years, OceanView at Falmouth has made donations to Habitat for Humanity of Greater Portland and the Cumberland Wood Bank. We carry on this tradition with the latest development of an additional 14 custom-built homes for our new Schoolhouse Cottages neighborhood.
To make room for the new cottages, OceanView bought and razed three homes. About $30,000 worth of usable materials from the homes – including cabinets, doors, windows, copper piping and boilers – was salvaged and donated to Habitat for Humanity’s ReStore. The sale of these items will help fund new Habitat homes for local families, aligning with OceanView’s value of supporting affordable housing options.
Here at OceanView at Falmouth, we remain committed to sustainability and social responsibility, values which we strive to incorporate into every aspect of our community.
Patricia Baird, Chef Chris McLaughlin and Chef Chris Ventimiglia
OceanView residents enjoy fresh soups daily at our multiple dining venues across campus. Chef Jill Bookataub can be seen here serving a steaming bowl at our Gazebo Grille Café during lunch.
Over 100 residents celebrated our 30th Anniversary last month, starting with savory appetizers, champagne and lively music from the Hadacol Bouncers Jazz Band!
The color theme for the evening consisted of black, white, silver and “OceanView green.” Residents socialized among glittery streamers, shiny balloons and paper lanterns that appeared to float overhead in our main dining room.
An elegant dinner was served, starting with an Autumn Caponata Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash and Herbed Focaccia Crostini. Entrees included Porcini and Rosemary Crusted Beef Tenderloin, Prosciutto-wrapped Chicken Breast with Goat Cheese Filling, and Seared Sea Scallops over Five Spice Carrot Puree. The evening concluded over Caramel Apple Trifle with Mascarpone Cream and Brown Sugar Crumble.
A special ‘Thank You’ to our residents and staff for making these past 30 years truly unforgettable. Here’s to 30 more!
OceanView CRMA, Edie Shean (center), recognized at the Blaine House in Augusta on September 13th.
Each year, the Maine Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program awards the Excellence in Long-Term Care Award to acknowledge the dedication and skills of Maine’s outstanding direct-care professionals. We were very excited and proud when we received word that Edie Shean, an OceanView employee for 8 years, had been chosen to receive the award and would be recognized at the Blaine House in Augusta.
OceanView Resident Care Coordinator, Ann-Marie Tucker (left), nominated Edie (right) for the award.
Edie started work in 2008 at our Falmouth House Assisted Living and later moved to Legacy Memory Care. As a Certified Residential Medication Aide, Edie not only passes medications to residents, she does so with heartfelt compassion. A role model to other staff, Edie’s thorough communications with families updating them on their loved one’s status have been greatly appreciated. She takes extra time to learn the intricacies of each resident’s life story, which ensures a personal connection and compassionate plan of care.
Edie with OceanView Director of Assisted Living, Diane Kibbin (right).
Edie is continuously thinking of ideas to better improve our residents’ quality of life, and is able to think outside the box, knowing that not all solutions can be “cookie cutter” and tailors her approach to each individual. As a result, Edie has formed trusting, deep bonds with residents and their families and couldn’t be more deserving of this award. Congratulations Edie!
Yesterday, as part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s, OceanView held its own walk to help raise awareness and collect donations to aid in treatment, care and research of the disease.
Residents and staff from our independent living, assisted living and memory care communities came out to show support. Everyone enjoyed the beautiful sunny weather, a perfect day for a walk!
OceanView’s fitness staff had plotted multiple routes on our 80-acre campus, utilizing walking paths and sidewalks, which allowed individuals to choose from different lengths and levels of terrain. Along the way, stations were set up with waters, apples and energy bars.
So far, OceanView has raised over $3,700 to directly benefit the Alzheimer’s Association! If you’d like join us in the fight against this disease, you may donate online at: act.alz.org/goto/legacyov