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LWWD2Where can you find compassionate long-term nursing care for seniors? At The Skilled Care Center in Portland, Maine, you’ll find skilled care emphasizing mental and social engagement. Our seniors have wonderful experiences and ideas to share. The Cedars holistic focus on wellness for seniors in long-term skilled nursing care includes sharing those interests, attending events, expanding knowledge and skills and participating in meaningful activities. We call it Life Enrichment, and the lives of our seniors are rich indeed.

Community Groups and Activities
Our seniors choose from several engaging events and activities every single day. Seniors in skilled nursing care attend lectures and concerts all around The Cedars community, play bridge and bingo, take computer, cooking and art classes, and enjoy movies and books. These lively, well-attended gatherings go on year-round. What are your passions? Skilled nursing care provides you with the opportunity to pursue them.

Guest Speakers and Lectures
The Cedars regularly hosts informative, interesting appearances from writers, historians, artists, musicians and professionals.  Enjoy a front-row seat at exclusive performances of plays or concerts, behind-the-scenes insight into art exhibits or historical events, and much more.

Life Histories
As part of an ongoing effort in our senior living community and our Neighborhood model of providing long-term skilled nursing care, The Cedars staff works with our seniors to document their life stories. Preserving your personal history has so many intellectual and emotional benefits for you, but the stories you share mean even more to the family, friends and staff privileged to hear them.

Exploring Portland, Maine’s Cultural Offerings
Because our senior living community is just minutes from Maine’s cultural center, our seniors receiving skilled nursing care are able to take in gallery openings, plays, concerts, lectures and more. With convenient supervised transportation options and companion services available to all our seniors, taking advantage of all Portland, Maine has to offer is both easy, safe and fun.

Resident’s Council
At The Skilled Care Center long-term nursing care residence, you are a critical voice in your own care—and you can also help decide how our community provides that care. Join the Resident’s Council, and share your ideas, concerns and questions about life at The Cedars.

Inside Look: Favorite Activities at The Skilled Care Center

1. FLORAL ARRANGING: Who doesn't love fresh flowers? This monthly class is a sensory and creative delight for residents.

2. OUTINGS: Everyone looks forward to going out for lunch, ice cream or a scenic ride in our bus.

3. INTER-GENERATIONAL PLAYGROUP: Our seniors love the monthly gathering of children of The Cedars staff and their own grandchildren (and great-grandchildren!)

4. COCKTAIL HOUR: A wonderful opportunity for residents to relax and socialize.

5. SING-A-LONG WITH JIM: Sentimental favorites, classic standards, holiday tunes - Jim Bickford, staff volunteer, plays them all at his biweekly gig, and our seniors and staff sing right along with him.