Our residents, and their tummies, look forward each year to the Annual Soup Challenge, a tasty fundraising event. With a suggested $5 donation to the OceanView Resident Assistance Fund, participants get to sample soups prepared by some of our talented chefs, and then have the tricky task of having to vote for their favorite!
Chef Chris placed third with his Potato Leek, Chef Helen came in second with her Creamy Coconut Curry Chicken & Vegetables, and Chef Tom took home the first place trophy by cooking up an incredibly delicious and creamy classic Haddock Chowder! Runners-up included Chef Betsy’s Sweet Potato & Carrot, Chef Jeff’s Hot and Sour, and Chef Mary Ann’s Chicken Tortellini.
With multiple dining venues on campus serving a selection of soups, our residents left the event knowing that they’ll have more opportunities to enjoy their favorite, as well as discover new ones.
At OceanView, we lean heavily towards being a green energy retirement community. In every aspect of our community, we prioritize our focus on renewable resources, recycling and composting, reusable products and energy efficiency.
OceanView at Falmouth harnesses New England’s abundant solar resource to attract new residents, to reduce energy costs and carbon pollution, and to provide year-round comfort in their facilities. Since 2009, they have saved more than $170,000, and eliminated over 1.4 million pounds of carbon pollution.Read more
Continuing in line with OceanView’s Commitment to Sustainability, a new Electric Vehicle Charger has been installed on our campus, powered by solar energy. Barry Woods, Director of Electric Vehicle Innovation at ReVision Energy, says, “As we continue to see more electric vehicles come on the roads, there will be a real need to provide infrastructure to accommodate the increasing need for charging stations. Maine also has the highest usage of oil per capita than any other state, so finding energy alternatives is crucial in chipping-away at that number. Between all the solar installations and now this vehicle charger, OceanView really is ahead of the curve.” Read more