Frequently Asked Questions

The Atrium offers a number of different apartment home options, from spacious one-bedrooms  and two bedrooms, to two-bedrooms with a den. Each apartment home can be customized to fit your furnishings, belongings, and personal taste. The Atrium’s apartment homes feature a number of luxurious and convenient amenities, including: a full kitchen, nine-foot ceilings with crown molding, a private screened-in porch, generous closets, a washer and dryer, and much more.


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One Bedroom Deluxe, Acadia
Two Bedroom Classic, Camden

Two Bedroom with Den, Pemaquid

What are the benefits of choosing a non-profit retirement community?
The Cedars has been a non-profit organization with a mission to serve the elderly since 1929.  We are a stand-alone organization, not part of a larger company.  As a non-profit we exist to serve our community, not to generate dividends for shareholders.  In addition, favorable tax credits and exemptions and preferred pricing on goods and services help to contain operating costs, resulting in more stabilized monthly fees for our residents and members. 

What does it cost to live at The Atrium?
Members pay a one-time, 90% refundable entrance fee which secures your apartment.  Entrance fees start at $260,000 for one-bedroom apartments, and at $370,000 for two-bedroom apartments. No additional deposits will ever be required.  If you move from The Atrium, the 90% refund goes to you.  If you spend your life here, the refund would go to your heirs.  The refund is paid once your apartment is re-occupied.
Monthly fees
start at $2595 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $3475 for a two-bedroom apartment. See below for all that is included in these fees.

What is included with the entrance fee and monthly fees?
We believe in keeping it simple, and our monthly fees cover the majority of your apartment expenses, with the exception of phone, cable TV beyond basic, and internet access. Monthly fees for one-bedroom apartments start at $2520, $3380 for two-bedrooms.  Included in the monthly fees are the following:

  • one meal per day and gratis continental breakfast
  • 24 hour emergency call service
  • transportation, both personal and scheduled, available five days per week
  • weekly housekeeping including flat linen service
  • basic cable in the apartments
  • wireless internet in common areas
  • extensive activities program with transportation to many area destinations
  • concierge services
  • access to all common areas including pool, spa, fitness studio, theater, library, living room, private dining room and more.
  • priority access to The Osher Inn at The Cedars, The S.L. Cohen Rehabilitation Center and The Skilled Care Center, if needed.

In addition, your fees include the following utilities and services:

  • electricity
  • water and sewer
  • property taxes
  • insurance
  • snow removal
  • reserved parking
  • grounds keeping
  • trash removal
  • interior and exterior maintenance
  • custodial care
  • security patrol

Will my monthly fees ever increase?
The trustees and management at The Cedars look at the cost of labor, food and energy on an annual basis and may increase the monthly fees.

Will I own my apartment at The Atrium?
No.  The entrance fee will provide your apartment home and the benefits of living in a community.

Will I be responsible for selling my apartment when I move out?
No.  The Sales and Marketing team at The Cedars will refurbish and market your apartment.

What happens to my entrance fee if I need to move to a higher level of care?   The Cedars is a “pay as you go” community, not a CCRC.  We do not require additional life-care fees upon moving in; you will only pay for care that you receive at The Cedars.  If you choose to move from your apartment at The Atrium to our Assisted Living or Skilled Care Center then we will market your apartment and once re-occupied, will refund 90% of your entrance fee.

Would you like to find out more about The Cedars?  We’d be delighted to talk with you. Call Angie D’Amours today to find out of The Atrium at The Cedars is right for you at 207-221-7100 or

Angie D'Amours, Marketing Representative for The Cedars. Enjoy a carefree lifestyle in a beautiful, award winning and amenities-filled community of senior living options, and explore this exciting new chapter of your life with new friends on the very same adventure. Choose one of our select one-bedroom or two-bedroom apartment homes, and personalize your apartment today. Call Angie at 207-221-7100 or


Many seniors long to simplify their lives, but the process of sorting through a home filled with things they no longer want or need seems too emotionally and physically draining. The retirement experts at The Atrium are here to help, every step of the way. And as our seniors can tell you, the end result is both energizing and exhilarating. In fact, our seniors tell us they wish they’d started the process sooner!