Our History

Maine Business Excellence

OceanView was founded and is locally owned by Maine resident John Wasileski, who is recognized as the pre-eminent originator of active lifestyle and retirement communities in the state. He is a visionary who has exhibited an extraordinary commitment to preserve and protect the environment. He has created environmentally responsible, cutting-edge communities that combine nature, recreation, energy efficiency and stress-free living. It’s this type of leadership that has earned him the Governor’s Award for Business Excellence.

Planning for OceanView began in the mid-1980’s with our first pioneer residents moving into their apartments and cottages in 1986. John has been involved in the day-to-day operations ever since, both at OceanView at Falmouth and at our sister community, Highland Green in Topsham, and knows each resident by name.  As the demand for additional levels of care and unique home styles rose, OceanView grew to include Falmouth House assisted living, as well as cottages and homes of all sizes.

We completed a sold out expansion of the Main Lodge in 2011 with 27 luxury, custom-designed apartments featuring balconies and fireplaces. The popularity of these homes necessitated a further growth spurt in 2014 with the construction of three interconnected buildings called Blueberry Commons, with an additional 36 luxury apartments with similar amenities, and 100% pre-construction sales success!

Blueberry Commons was just the beginning of the redevelopment of the abutting Falmouth Schools property OceanView acquired. 2014 also saw the opening of Legacy Memory Care, a 24-apartment, state of the art memory care residence. Lunt Medical Arts Building for commercial and medical space, Southern Maine Agency on Aging (SMAA) Stewart Center – providing day services for those with memory impairment, and 48 Schoolhouse Cottages are being completed through 2018. This 5-10 year project will truly maintain OceanView’s leadership role in the state for cutting edge retirement living options.