spa and spirit

Where can you find compassionate skilled nursing care for seniors? At The Skilled Care Center in Portland, Maine, compassionate care isn’t slowing down – it’s staying actively involved with your friends and favorite activities. The Cedars offers an ever-expanding family of friendships with peers your own age. Members and staff create a strong, daily support family that will shape and enrich your life for years to come. Should your health needs change, your close friends will live conveniently on campus to visit and support you through difficult times.

Salon and Day Spa
Rehabilitation at The Cedars PortlandThe Cedars Salon and Day Spa won the 2009 Innovation of the Year Award by the Aging Services of Maine and New Hampshire.  Relax and rejuvenate with friends and be pampered on a regular basis. Our salon’s services include haircuts; permanents; men’s beard and mustache trim; facials; scalp massage; manicures; pedicures; paraffin dips; and Swedish, Aromatherapy, and Reflexology massage.  Spa Pricing available here.

The size of The Skilled Care Center and the Neighborhood model of care fosters independence while creating a true sense of family and community. Staff receive as much as they give as they hear the life stories and meet the families of the seniors who call The Skilled Care Center home. As residents of The Skilled Care Center, our seniors and their families are involved in everything from parties to policy decisions.

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Rabbi Carolyn Braun, Rosh Hashanah 2013

Spiritual Rejuvenation
Our seniors in skilled nursing care seek spiritual meaning and purpose through prayer, contemplation and appreciating nature’s beauty. Religious Jewish and Christian services are held regularly in our Chapel.

The Cedars often hosts speakers and poetry readings that uplift and engage our seniors. Easy computer access and friendly training keeps our seniors in assisted living in touch with children and grandchildren online. Cocktail hours, movie nights, barbecues, Fall Festival, May Ball and more all gather good friends for good times.


The award-winning Salon and Day Spa at The Cedars is more than a luxury—it is a unique therapeutic experience. We designed a retreat where residents can spend time with friends or family, be showered with undivided attention and boost their self image. “The best feedback is the sheer popularity,” says Angie Hunt, Chief Operating Officer. “We wanted to offer the type of experience that many people could only imagine, make it affordable and bring it right to them.”

Lisa MacLeod, a licensed cosmetologist, manages the daily operations of the program and personally provides most services. All her offerings are therapeutic and holistic, targeting all five senses. We even use “life histories” to engage a resident with cognitive issues in meaningful conversation while they are enjoying their treatments. There are seasonal packages and gift certifi cates available, so treat someone you love. Everybody appreciates a little self-indulgence.