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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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Every Thursday at 1:30, something transformational happens. Members of The Atrium independent living at The Cedars, gather to listen and experience a sound journey with a well versed musical host. Larry Merson, member since 2017, has been collecting vinyl records since he was able to purchase them. Growing up in New York City, he’s a devoted fan of the Metropolitan Opera and regales stories of going as a teenager when there was only standing room available, marveling at the great performers of his time. In addition He’s spent 50 years singing in a classical music choir and attributes much of his interest to his … Read more here.
Join us Tuesday, September 25 at The Atrium for a Retirement Seminar
Angela D’Amours, Marketing Representative will answer your questions about retirement living and future planning. RSVP to 207-221-7100, seating is limited.
(The date for this event has changed from the original date of September 13)
Thinking about a move to a retirement community? Although this transition can seem overwhelming at first, people who have made the move report that it was one of the best decisions they have ever made for themselves. They are able to enjoy a rich social life, . And their reasons are as much practical as they are personal.
Most people are either moving from the home that they’ve lived in for years or from a residence to which they’ve already downsized. Some move from out of the area to be closer to their adult children while others have lived in Maine … Read more here.
Thinking about a move for you or a loved one to a retirement community? Although approaching this transition can seem overwhelming, our members at The Atrium at The Cedars have told us that it was one of the best decisions they have ever made for themselves. And their reasons are as much practical as they are personal.
We find that our new members are either moving from the home that they have lived in for years or from a residence to which they’ve already downsized. Some members have moved from out of state to be near their adult children and others had lived in Maine for much of their … Read more here.
The Cedars is proud to sponsor the Maine Jewish Film Festival’s Free Senior Screening. The Festival has come such a long way in the eight years that we have been a sponsor – and this year’s line up of films is better than ever!
The 2018 free senior film will be Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me, a 100 minute documentary by director, Sam Pollard. The film is being shown on Thursday March 15 at 2PM at the Portland Museum of Art. Dessert reception to follow film.
Through fantastic performances, star-studded interviews, and behind-the-scenes footage, this documentary pays tribute to the legendary Sammy Davis, … Read more here.
John Roy is the Director of Dining Services for The Cedars community. Staff can usually spot him cooking in one of our kitchens, helping staff during service, or talking with residents about their meals and dining preferences. His passion is preparing healthy, delicious meals for our community with the freshest local ingredients.
A graduate of Johnson and Wales College and a recipient of the Cordon Bleu Medal and Who’s Who Award, John has over 30 years in culinary management from educational settings, to hotel and restaurants, corporate environments, healthcare and retirement communities.
John was born and raised in Waterville, Maine and today lives with his wife in Newcastle. He commutes over 50 miles each way daily. He … Read more here.
On wintry days like today, we find our residents expressing how thankful they are to have made the decision to move to a retirement community. “I love snowy days now,” one individual recently exclaimed. “I get to enjoy the beauty from inside, while having everything I need, right here.” At The Atrium, independent living at The Cedars, our residents relax in the privacy of their own apartments while having immediate access to friends, fine dining, fitness, entertainment and more. Here are some of the more popular winter activities older adults at The Cedars are enjoying this winter.
When the temperature drops, it can … Read more here.
Researchers are gaining a better understanding of the effects of loneliness and isolation on our health, such as the studies outlined in the recent New York Times article. Scientists have found that loneliness can raise our levels of stress hormones and inflammation, which then increase the risk of heart disease, arthritis, Type 2 diabetes and dementia. Interestingly, findings indicate that individuals can be surrounded by people and still feel lonely – if their relationships are not emotionally rewarding. Essentially, isolation does not definitively lead to loneliness. The question arises, how to counter the effects of loneliness, particularly in our older years.
At The Cedars, … Read more here.
In anticipation of the anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack, our residents met with Gillian Graham of the Portland Press Herald to reminisce about hearing the news 76 years ago today – and how it shaped their lives in the years after. Thank you, Gillian Graham for this wonderful article. Visit PPH for the full article.
She was … Read more here.
We’ve all heard that physical activity and exercise are good for us. In fact, being physically active on a regular basis is one of the best things older adults can do for themselves. According to the National Institute of Health, even moderate exercise can improve the health of people who are frail or who have diseases that accompany aging.
Being strong and fit can allow us to continue doing the things we enjoy as we age. Making exercise a regular part of our lives helps improve our health and maintain our independence as we age.