“When queried by a friend about my transition from Arizona to Maine and how difficult it must have been, she asked, ‘How long did it take for you to get settled here at OceanView?’ I replied, ‘About twenty minutes, thanks to the great staff and friendly residents here!'” ~ Alma
“We lived in Yarmouth and were looking for community. Pril’s a walker and found she couldn’t find anyone to go walking with. After we talked to a couple we know from church who live at OceanView and told us how much fun it is, that’s what sold it for us. Read more
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“We had struggled with our parents after they went into retirement and didn’t want to burden our children in a similar way. Both our son and daughter had heard about OceanView and spoke very highly of it. Plus we loved Maine and the Portland area.
Downsizing is never easy, but the staff here was very helpful and volunteered to support us in moving from our home in Jackson, New Hampshire.
The security and peace of mind of not having to worry about the property is wonderful. We love the Whipple Farm Distinctive Dining and the Gazebo Grille, big plus. We cook most of our meals, but it’s nice to be able to go out for dinner and not have to drive!
There are many great things about OceanView, but probably the best is the friends we have made.” ~ Al and Lynn
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“I am very happy with my move to OceanView. My apartment was beautifully updated before I arrived and I have a lovely view of the gardens.
The staff and residents have all been very friendly and helpful during my transition, and have made me feel very welcome in the dining room and in the many programs that are offered.
I have joined many activities, including finding a swim buddy for the pool, and really enjoy the painting groups, the wine and cheese parties and movies. The new late seating for dinner on Wednesday nights is a great new option too!” ~ Isabel
“Moving is a difficult process. There are emotional issues in any major change you make in your lifestyle, such as down-sizing to a smaller space, deciding what to keep, what will fit, what to get rid of, dealing with all the old treasures and the memories, and finally selling your home. All of these are issues everyone must face when considering a move to a retirement community like OceanView. Read more
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“Before we actually settled in, OceanView staff helped with our transition from our former home to our present one here. Now we and our two cats are well settled in an apartment that perfectly matches our needs. Read more
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“My wife and I knew the time would come when we would have to leave our beloved home of more than fifty years. We hoped we could find a more convenient one where we would be able to continue our lifestyle in the greater Portland/Falmouth area. Read more
“A moment to reflect: I realized how lucky I am and how much healthier this was for me. I was among friends, staying active, and keeping up with the world. Yes, this was a good retirement life. Better than being alone on Neal Street, albeit the phone would ring and cards would be displayed on the table. Oh, my friends still call but now they may have to leave messages on my phone! This, yes, this was much better. Not just for me, but for my family’s peace of mind also. Read more
“Having lived in Portland in the 1960’s, I considered returning when my daughter relocated here. I found OV and it answered all of my needs….a great location, a strong sense of community, social events and easy access to Portland. Read more