OceanView residents are able to live their retirement to the fullest, pursing interests, discovering new ones, being involved in the community at whatever level they choose.
Residents have an extensive selection of activities daily on the OceanView campus, with Concierge Van Shuttle service provided for easy access. Parties include a monthly Wine ‘n Cheese to celebrate birthdays, special occasion cocktail parties and our annual Anniversary Party always makes a splash!
Welcome Teas to honor new residents, holiday celebrations and dances draw crowds of friendly faces. Cottage residents host summer Block Parties and August’s Lobster Bake is a summertime favorite.
Musical Entertainment, Theater & Sports
Musical entertainment draws from the wide variety of talent within our community, Maine and beyond. We enjoy renowned classical pianists, jazz duets, country groups, and ethnic musicians, as well as folks who play the old favorites just for fun! Van transportation is available to many musical and theatrical offerings at Merrill Auditorium and other venues in the surrounding area, such as the Maine State Music Theater, Portland Symphony Orchestra, Metropolitan Opera simulcast, Portland Stage Company, Lyric Theater, and the Portland Players. We also have a dedicated group of Portland Sea Dogs baseball enthusiasts!
State-of-the-Art Screening Room
In our Screening Room, residents can recline in our theater seats, enjoy popcorn and a variety of films. We show everything from new releases to old classics, documentaries, college lecture series, including the ability to watch over 700 television channels – in digital high-definition with surround sound. Special screenings include sporting events, awards shows, musical sing-alongs and “epic movies” with lunch provided.
Area Attractions and Activities
OceanView’s residents are on-the-go! Popular day trips include scenic drives, guided nature hikes, Casco Bay Lines cruises, museums, the Boston Ballet, Red Sox games at Fenway Park, tours of historic sites and fascinating local attractions such as Wolfe’s Neck Farm and the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. In addition to our comprehensive transportation services, the Falmouth line of Greater Portland’s Metro bus service has daily stops at OceanView, providing residents with easy access to Falmouth and Portland’s downtown shopping districts.
Travel Concierge Service
Our exciting Travel Concierge service, exclusive to OceanView, helps residents plan and book cruises and land-based tours to favorite destinations. Part of World Travel Holdings, the largest cruise agency in the world and a leading travel agency, OceanView residents enjoy a Best Price Guarantee on cruises and the only Satisfaction Guarantee in the industry. Featuring shipboard credit or gift with tour bookings, complimentary custom travel guides, access to comprehensive travel insurance (not based on age), plus exclusive offers from favorite travel brands, including Viking River Cruises, Tauck Tours, Abercrombie & Kent and Regent Cruise Lines! Representatives from these brands occasionally visit OceanView for casual, fun events featuring news about new ships and itineraries.
Game Room, Library & Golf FORE Life
Located in the Main Lodge, our Game Room hosts 2 billiards tables, table tennis, darts, Wii games and a poker table. Our Library is a popular spot for players of Bridge, Canasta, Mahjong and cribbage; there’s always a jigsaw puzzle going, and the addition of a new sunroom provides a quiet place to get lost in a good book and enjoy the beautiful water views. Our Golf FORE Life program allows OceanView residents to golf at the Falmouth Country Club and Val Halla Golf free of charge!
Presentations & Lectures
A variety of fascinating presentations and lectures helps satisfy our residents’ desire for continuing a life of learning new things. Subjects include history, travelogues, nature, science and other topics of interest. OceanView residents also participate in a chapter of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the nearby University of Southern Maine. A selection of resident-led discussion and activity groups also provide interactive engagement, including Current Events, Collective Wisdom, book groups, inter-generational programming with Falmouth public schools, line dancing, singing, music, painting, crafting, knitting and sewing.