OceanView Welcomes New Sustainability Coordinator

OceanView at Falmouth has named Mitchell DeBortoli as its new Sustainability Coordinator.

In this position, DeBortoli will lead OceanView’s sustainability initiatives, which, over the last decade, have included the installation of solar panels on homes and common buildings throughout the community, the addition of heat pumps, solar-powered water heaters, the installation of electric vehicle car-charging stations, and a campus-wide naturalization plan, which has included the expansion of pollinator habitats. DeBortoli will also oversee the sustainability initiatives at OceanView’s sister community, Cumberland Crossing by OceanView, a community of freestanding homes in Cumberland, which features solar panels and generators as standard features on all homes.

“The community at OceanView recognizes the importance of sustainability and being conscious of the impact that humans have on the world around them,” DeBortoli said. “Working for an organization that recognizes these ideas is important to me, and getting to make an impact in the community I work in is very fulfilling.”

DeBortoli also aims to explore sustainable and carbon-neutral building materials and tiles that OceanView can use in the years ahead. Prior to joining OceanView at Falmouth, DeBortoli spent two years as an environmental scientist for the engineering firm and government contractor Leidos, which is based in Virginia.

He lives in Portland, Maine.

personalized retirement living spaces

A Guide to Customizing Your Living Space in an Active Retirement Community

As retirement approaches, many seniors look forward to the prospect of living in an active retirement community—a place where they can enjoy their newfound freedom while engaging in various activities and socializing with like-minded individuals. One of the most exciting aspects of transitioning to such a community is the opportunity to customize your living space to suit your individual preferences and lifestyle. 

Here are some helpful tips and tricks for personalized retirement living spaces to make your home your own. Read more

Falmouth House resident honored with the Boston Post Cane

Congratulations, Betty!

“In recognition of the 23 years of residency in the Town of Falmouth, and that you have been declared the oldest female citizen of the Town at the age of 101, it is with great pleasure that we hereby honor you as our 33rd recipient of the Falmouth Boston Post Cane.” – Hope Cahan, Town Council Chair

Betty posing with the Boston Post Cane

The Boston Post Cane is a tradition dating back to 1909 honoring the oldest residents in a town. It is celebrated across hundreds of towns in New England to this day.

Falmouth House resident Betty was born in New Jersey but has spent most of her life in Maine. She and her family lived in Raymond for more than 40 years before settling into an OceanView cottage in 2000.

Betty moved to Falmouth House almost two years ago.

Surrounded by her neighbors and staff at Falmouth House, her close friends and family, and officials from the Town of Falmouth, Betty accepted the historic Boston Post Cane.

Sadly, Betty passed away in our care in January of 2024. 

Friends School Expansion Aerial

OceanView Funds Friends School Solar Energy Expansion

OceanView proudly continues its partnership with the Friends School of Portland in funding the purchase of an additional 286 solar panels that have been installed atop the school’s new expansion.

OceanView Topping-Off Portland Press Herald Feature

OceanView Featured in Portland Press Herald

OceanView at Falmouth held a traditional “Topping Off” ceremony on Feb. 21 to mark a major milestone in the construction of the community’s new cutting-edge fitness center: the setting of the last steel beam.

OceanView's Fitness Manager Featured on "Maine Calling" Show

OceanView’s Fitness Manager Featured on “Maine Calling” Show

Maine Calling on Maine Public
OceanView’s Fitness Manager, Kate Foley, was asked once again to appear on Maine Public’s “Maine Calling” show! This time the discussion was about living a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Don’t worry if you missed the broadcast, you can stream it here: http://www.mainepublic.org/post/heart-health-maintaining-cardiovascular-fitness

OceanView Recognized in Best of Portland Profile Series

OceanView Recognized in Best of Portland Profile Series

We were honored to be selected by Proactive Resources for the Best of Portland 2018 Profile Series, published in the Portland Press Herald and on MaineToday.com! Read more

OceanView Fitness Manager

OceanView Fitness Manager, Kate Foley, Guest on Maine Calling


For years, scientists and researchers have extolled the benefits that exercise can contribute to our physical wellbeing. They now are discovering the positive impacts physical activity also has on mental health. This was the topic of discussion today on Maine Public’s call-in show “Maine Calling.” Read more


OceanView Recognized by American Heart Association for Workplace Health

Left to right: Ross Schneider, Fitness Specialist; Shelby Poduch, Fitness Specialist; Jameson Skillings, Personal Trainer; and Kate Foley, Fitness Manager, accepting plaque from Katie Rooks, Go Red Director, from the American Heart Association.

The 2017 results of the American Heart Association Workplace Health Achievement Index were announced, with OceanView achieving Bronze Level recognition for taking significant steps to build a culture of health in the workplace. Read more

OceanView Receives Maine Family Business Award

OceanView Receives Maine Family Business Award

At the Maine Family Business Awards Gala held this past Wednesday, OceanView at Falmouth was honored to receive the Environmental Leadership Award. The evening was hosted by WCSH-6 anchor Cindy Williams, who said OceanView was chosen for its many sustainable practices including recycling 95% of all generated waste, a robust composting program, and use of solar energy throughout its campus, making it Maine’s “greenest” retirement community. Read more