The Summer edition of our newsletter, OceanViews, is here!
Each spring, the Maine Real Estate & Development Association (MEREDA) celebrates real estate development in Maine by recognizing various development projects throughout the state that meet certain criteria such as “notable” and “significant.” OceanView was proud to learn that our recent expansion including Blueberry Commons, Legacy Memory Care, Lunt Professional Building and Lunt Auditorium were chosen as a Notable Project for 2014.
The decision was based in part on the following criteria:
MEREDA is the state’s leading organization of commercial real estate owners, developers and related service providers, and the only voice for the real estate development industry in Maine. The association’s efforts to promote responsible growth through fair and predictable legislation and regulation are vital for a return to a healthy, thriving economy.
The Top 7 Notable Projects for 2014 were recognized at MEREDA’s 2015 Spring Conference on May 12th, in Portland. The photo above shows Chris Wasileski, Project Manager, and Matt Teare, Director of Development, of Seacoast Management, accepting the award.
Donna Beveridge and Ken Capron, both of whom have a dementia related diagnosis, decided to pursue the quest of creating grass roots support for those living with dementia. They began to explore outreach and create activities for themselves and others using the Memory Cafés as a tool.
The non-profit MemoryWorks was launched in 2012 with minimal funding and limited support and has been growing ever since. In its initial year, MemoryWorks established a network of nine Cafés. While Ken and Donna were the driving force in getting things started, a lot of people in the dementia care community have helped with new Cafés – helping as volunteers, providing venues and having patience while the magic bean took root. MemoryWorks is also an active member and supporter of the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America along with its purpose, programs and outreach.
Memory Cafés are places where anyone with any form of dementia, or memory loss, can go to socialize, learn and have fun. At a Memory Café, people can relax and just be themselves, knowing that no one judges them and all who are there are going through similar challenges. There is no real agenda or stated purpose, except to enjoy each other’s company. Sometimes the group may decide it wants to have speakers, an educational presentation or do a special activity like go to a museum or music recital. Each Memory Café around the country is different, but all are grass roots efforts to assist the person with dementia and their care partner to have a good day.
Legacy Memory Care at OceanView is proud to be the host location for Falmouth’s Memory Cafe. It happens the second Wednesday of the month, at 1:00pm, located in the newly renovated Lunt Auditorium at 74 Lunt Road in Falmouth. The Cafe will be facilitated by Robin Norcross and Diane Kibbin. For more information, please call: 207-781-4621 or 207-781-4460.
Distinctive dining is growing at OceanView, and just in time for spring! Beginning in April, our new restaurant-style menu will be served on Friday and Saturday nights. Savor regionally inspired specialties, celebrating our history, enjoyed in the comfort of the historic 1756 Whipple Farmhouse.
Residents may dine with friends or ask for an open reservation to meet new ones. Chef Chris Ventimiglia artfully prepares every dish with care, utilizing the finest ingredients. As a resident or guest of OceanView, you can take advantage of our convenient transportation service to dine in comfort throughout the four seasons.
For special events and gatherings, residents may reserve Whipple Farmhouse. Chef Ventimiglia will create a customized menu and make a memorable dining experience to share with your friends and family.
Distinctive Dining at Whipple Farm: treating OceanView residents and their guests to a special night out, without having to travel far!
Check out the latest edition of the OceanViews newsletter HERE!
Proud of our recent growth and continued success over the past 28 years, OceanView, in collaboration with the Town of Falmouth, is excited to announce the grand opening of Lunt Auditorium! The former Lunt School gym has been renovated into a beautiful event space.
The new auditorium will feature a large performance stage, a state of the art audio/visual system and an audience seating capacity of up to 150.
Located at 74 Lunt Road in OceanView at Falmouth’s newly restored Lunt Professional Building, we welcome you to attend the Lunt Auditorium Open House Preview on Wednesday, January 28th, from 2-4 pm. There will be music and refreshments. Tours of Legacy Memory Care will be available as well.
To RSVP, call 207-781-4460
Each holiday season, for over 15 years, OceanView at Falmouth has supported the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and dementia with Stars of Hope. For each $10 donation received, a “star” will be placed on our Tree of Hope.
Plus, Legacy Memory Care at OceanView will match each donation now through December 24th!
Tax deductible checks made payable to:
The Alzheimer’s Association of Maine
Please mail by December 24th to:
OceanView, 20 Blueberry Lane, Falmouth, Maine 04105
Leave a legacy this holiday and help progression towards a future without Alzheimer’s or dementia.
On September 27th, OceanView at Falmouth’s team, Legacy Legs, walked in the Greater Portland Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Through the year, OceanView raised money from individual donations and a variety of events. In keeping with his reputation of social responsibility and giving back to the community, OceanView’s owner, John Wasileski, generously pledged to match employee donations 2 to 1.
We are proud to announce we have raised over $10,000 for the Alzheimer’s Association of Maine!
For more information on Legacy Memory Care,
call Elaine DuMais at: 207-781-4621
October 31st not only was Halloween, but also marked OceanView’s 28th anniversary! Residents, many in costume, enjoyed a festive party with spooky decorations, appetizers and drinks. Keyboardist and singer, Bess Berg, kept things hopping with a combination of lounge and Halloween music.
A devilishly delicious dinner menu completed the night: Jack O’Lantern Soup with a web of crème fraiche; Red Dragon Gougere with fruits of “The Dark Forest” chutney; Beast Stroganoff – veal, sausage and exotic mushrooms in brandy and sour cream sauce; Hazelnut Entombed Chicken with a “coffin” of roasted garlic and butternut squash; Blood Orange Glazed Sea Scallops over risotto with a julienne of pickled beets; and the meal concluded with a Death by Chocolate dessert!
Here’s to 28 wonderful years and a heartfelt thank you to the entire OceanView community for filling them with special memories.
On Saturday, September 27th, OceanView at Falmouth’s team, Legacy Legs, walked in the Greater Portland Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Through the year, OceanView has raised money from individual donations and events, including a gelato social, car wash, raffle and bottle drive. In keeping with his reputation of social responsibility and giving back to the community, OceanView’s owner, John Wasileski, generously pledged to match all employee donations 2 to 1.
Our initial fundraising goal of $2,500 was quickly reached early on, so we doubled it to $5,000. We currently have raised over $9,600, putting OceanView in the top 3 fundraising teams for Greater Portland!
We’d like to thank everyone for their generous support and involvement with this year’s Walk in helping to continue the fight against Alzheimer’s and dementia.
To make a donation, visit: act.alz.org/goto/legacy
For information on OceanView’s new Legacy Memory Care, visit: