Bart and Sally in this video talk about why they chose OceanView as the community in which to enjoy their retirement, and why they didn’t wait to make a move. They share their experience with OceanView’s dining services, their neighbors, and the advantages of the community’s location. Read more
In this short video, Mary Jane talks about why she chose to move to a retirement community when she did and why she decided on OceanView. She shares her experiences interacting with other residents and the staff, participation in the many activities offered, the various opportunities to exercise, and the benefits of living in the Greater Portland area with its nearby attractions, culture and medical services.
“I thoroughly enjoy living in the relaxed environment here at OceanView, among talented and interesting residents. Everyone, including the staff, is friendly. I find the many programs and activities to be stimulating, educational and fun. My health has improved due to the excellent fitness program, and the food in the Gazebo Grille Café and Main Dining Room is delicious! Through all of the above, I rejoice in having made many new friends.” ~ Peggy
“We were fortunate to have wandered into OceanView during what had started as only the first of several planned informational visits to various retirement communities. A number of things impressed us on our OceanView tour: clearly well designed and landscaped homes (many with solar panels), preservation of woods and a wetland for storm water management, a strong endorsement from a resident we ran into, and the friendliness and enthusiasm of the staff. Read more
“I felt an enormous sense of relief and peace my first few days in my beautiful apartment here at OceanView. I no longer had the responsibility of a large house and was now near my children. But in addition, I knew immediately that I had chosen a perfect community for me. The staff greeted me by name and made sure I felt welcomed. But best of all, I soon learned that the staff and residents were friendly, interesting and easy to get to know. Read more
“When I decided to retire from my life of teaching and scholarship at Yale, Merle Marie and I had two great concerns: 1. selling a house we loved, downsizing, and coordinating a buyer’s timeline with moving into our newly built cottage, and 2. missing the rich intellectual and artistic life of the university in which we were immersed. Both fears evaporated with the friendly, competent, professional help of the OceanView staff and community. Read more
“Living in a retirement community is said to add as much as six years to your life. There is a great deal of evidence that would support the underlying lessening of stress when one is a part of such a community. Read more
“My decision to move to OceanView has proved a brilliant one! Now in a new community of caring friends, with the numerous activities offered, and Portland’s vibrant art and music scene only a few miles away, I feel very fortunate indeed!
I am very proud of the Blueberry Commons apartment I designed and absolutely love it. Plus, the staff could not be more helpful. It is a win-win situation.” ~ Joan
Hear more about Joan’s experience living here at OceanView in our resident panel video: “The Best Decision I Ever Made.”
“We decided to move to OceanView because we wanted to simplify our lives and be part of a vibrant community. At OceanView, we discovered a group of accomplished, interesting people and a myriad of activities to keep us healthy and engaged. Read more
“The maintenance staff are fabulous! They have helped us with several different jobs and we have come to realize that this is one of the greatest assets of OceanView. These wonderful men in maintenance, like Bill and Tim and Chris, who come and are so helpful. It has been one of the biggest helps for us since we moved from our own house and it means a lot.” ~ Sue