OceanView Ovations


Evelyn“I have nothing but good things to say about OceanView. One of the nicest things is the atmosphere here – and the people. It’s a very friendly and social community. Everyone, from the residents to the staff, is very warm and welcoming and go out of their way to be pleasant and helpful.

The location is a big plus too, with the proximity to Portland being a great advantage. I especially enjoy the University of Southern Maine and the classes offered there through OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning  Institute). I love bridge and play not only here at OceanView but have found several duplicate bridge groups only minutes from here in Portland and South Portland.

I enjoy cruising and have found some interesting comparisons to my new life at OceanView…the many wonderful programs, trips, classes etc. that are organized here on campus (more than one could ask for) and the delicious food served in the Dining Room.

I wish I had moved here sooner to enjoy all that OceanView and the beautiful surrounding area has to offer – however, I’m making the most of it now that I’m here!” ~ Evelyn


Priscilla“In my apartment where I was living before – I didn’t have all the people around like we do here. I had a lot of friends, but not as close contact as here…it’s nice to having someone to sit with and eat with.

“There are so many activities you could be busy every hour of the day. I’ve also gone to more movies than I’ve seen my whole life!

I’ve been going to Bible Fellowship, exercise, Tai Chi , Women’s Book Group – I just pick and choose. And the concerts and musical programs here are wonderful – and they’re right here. You don’t have to go anywhere but out your door and down the hall.” ~ Priscilla


Mary“When I was trying to decide what to do, Gloria looked at me and said, ‘Mary, You belong here.’ And she was absolutely right. I had my cottage built, and in the meantime, I came to all the events and made friends.

One day I had no electric, so I called the main office. Within a half hour someone was here; they came in – one, two, three – they figured out it was the breaker, and were on their way. I didn’t know what to do or how to fix it, and didn’t want to go outside.

And am I glad I don’t have to clean anymore? I feel like a princess!” ~ Mary