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Three Reasons to Move to a Retirement Community

Independent retirement living provides convenience and ease within a welcoming community that offers amenities and services to support your daily lifestyle and preferences. There are many aspects to independent living that can help eliminate the challenges of maintaining a home and inspire a new chapter of adventures and friendships in your life. When talking with residents at The Atrium at The Cedars, here are some of features that have brought them peace of mind since making their move.

Socialization when you want it.
The beauty of an independent living community is that you can choose to be as busy or as social as … Read more here.

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Maine Jewish Film Festival: Free Senior Screening

The Cedars is pleased to continue sponsoring the MJFF’s Free Senior Screening. This year, the documentary, Essential Link: The Story of Wilfred Israel will show at the Portland Museum of Art on Wednesday, March 13 at 2PM. Dessert reception to follow. There is no cost for seniors to attend, but you must get tickets by calling the MJFF at 207-523-3422 or emailing

Here is the scoop: The Essential Link: The Story of Wilfred Israel / Documentary / 2016 / Israel / Hebrew, German w/ Eng ST / 82 min

Documentary / Dir: Sam Pollard / USA / 2017 / 100 min Free Senior Film

Why is the story … Read more here.

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Open House at The Atrium

On Thursday March 21 from 2-4PM, The Atrium independent living will offer tours of the community including our common areas, fitness studio and pool, dining rooms, apartments and more. FMI call Angela D’Amours, Marketing Representative at 207-221-7100.

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Learning Wednesday: Heart Health

Join us Wednesday February 27 from 10-11AM at the Hoffman Center for an interactive presentation on keeping your heart healthy: nutrition, medications, exercise, energy conservation and more. Refreshments will be served.
FMI call Angie D’Amours at 207-221-7100

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Stressful to Successful: Downsizing Seminar

After many years of living in the same home, Downsizing can be a very real dilemma for many – especially those who are considering a move to a retirement community. In fact, the reason many people don’t take action is that they don’t know what to do with their all of their ‘stuff’!

To help overcome some of the stress of downsizing, The Atrium is offering a free seminar: “Stressful To Successful:  Helping Parents Downsize”.  It’s taking place on Wednesday, February 27, from 5-6 pm. Angie D’Amours, Marketing Representative will offer tips to anyone who may be working with someone who wants to declutter, or who would … Read more here.

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Learning Wednesday: COPD Awareness – RESCHEDULED

Join us as Mary Becker, RN at The Cedars presents information and tips on dealing with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Wednesday January 9 at 10AM in the Hoffman Center. Refreshments will be served.
Next Learning Wednesday: February 27 at 10AM
Celebrating Heart Health Month

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Happy Holidays

Blessings for a joyous and healthy holiday season,
from The Cedars.

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Thanksgiving Greetings from The Cedars

May the beauty of the season fill your hearts
with joy and hope throughout the year.

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Food Drive at The Atrium

The residents at The Atrium are having a Thanksgiving Food Drive for families in need from the Ocean Avenue Elementary School in Portland. Staff, residents, families and friends are encouraged to donate non-perishables, such as: stuffing, canned veggies, cranberry sauce, mashed potato mix, quick bread mix, gravy mix. Bring your items to The Atrium by Wednesday November 14.

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Tips for Staying Healthy During Flu Season

“Ask The Nurse is a program at The Atrium, independent living at The Cedars that gives our residents the chance to touch base with Nancy Kuliga, RN and ask health questions, get their blood pressure checked, or help them decide if they need to contact their physician. In addition to this twice-weekly clinic, Nancy also oversees the Home Health Services at The Cedars that provides support for our residents. Nancy enjoys getting to know so many of the residents and always looks forward to this part of her week.  Here is her advice on how to stay healthy this flu season:

1. Get the flu vaccine! The best time to get the vaccine is from October through November but it is … Read more here.

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