Alzheimer’s disease is a brain disease that slowly causes memory loss, eventually impacting thinking and reasoning skills. As it progresses, it can become severe enough to interfere with daily life. As the most common cause of dementia, or general memory loss with cognitive interference, Alzheimer’s disease accounts for about 70% of dementia cases. With an Alzheimer’s diagnosis comes the need for appropriate memory care and a long-term plan to ensure the person’s safety and comfort. Read more
In honor of National Police and EMS Weeks, OceanView’s General Manager of Dining Services, Jeff Landry, dropped off some well-deserved meals for our local heroes.
Maine is one of the best places to visit during the summer, and if you’re lucky enough to live here, you know just how precious this season is! There are so many incredible ways to enjoy each day of your active retirement with fun Maine summer activities. Below, we’ve put together some of our favorite things to do during the warmer season in our stunning state! Read more
WGME News reported on how glad our residents and staff are to finally have life at the community return to normal!
As we age, our cognitive functions can become impaired, leading to memory loss, dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. Memory care can be a challenging path to travel for those who are trying to support their loved ones experiencing cognitive impairment at any level.
There are certain activities that can not only help slow the symptoms of memory loss, but even keep it at bay – one of the best ways to support cognitive function is through photography. Photography can have such a positive impact on a person’s well-being and there are so many benefits to this hobby, such as decision making, confidence and boosting self-esteem. Photography also encourages focus and calms the mind, aiding in anxiety and depression. Below, we highlight some of the incredible benefits of photography for memory support in seniors. Read more
With our residents all vaccinated against Coronavirus, we have been happy to start reopening dining, amenities, in-person fitness classes and activities, all in accordance with Maine CDC guidelines. This week we were pleased to start offering outings, starting with a special invitation from the Children’s Museum & Theater of Maine!
If you are at the point in your life where you’re ready to retire and enjoy your golden years to the fullest, Maine could very well be the place for you! Boasting a combination of breathtaking natural scenery, unique local art and culture, award-winning food, and endless opportunities to learn and explore, there is something for everyone in the Pine Tree State. Keep reading for 8 reasons you should retire in Maine! Read more
With the vast majority of our residents and staff having completed their Covid-19 vaccination series more than two weeks ago, we are grateful to be able to safely offer limited in-person services and amenities!
After a year of having to decline requests for community tours, we are very happy to announce that we are once again able to offer public visits. In accordance with the Maine CDC guidelines, individuals who would like to schedule a tour must have completed their COVID vaccination series at least two weeks prior, will be prescreened at our door, wear a face covering and maintain 6-foot social distancing.
There are many wonderful benefits to consider Maine for active, independent retirement living – fresh air, unique local culture, nature trails and hikes seemingly around every corner, and the city of Portland, which has a downtown made for walking and a food scene like no other. But did you know that living in the Portland Maine area may actually help you live longer?
Learn more about longevity “Blue Zones” and all the age-forward health benefits that living in Maine can offer! Read more