Posts Categorized: Construction Updates

Construction Update October 7, 2019

Construction on the Sam L. Cohen Households continues this week with drilling and blasting to clear and level the land for the new building and parking areas. On October 7, the City of Portland has clear procedures that require that the excavators take an incremental approach to the blasting process which results in diminished impact on the surrounding residences over a greater period of time. The blasting hours will be restricted to Monday through Friday, 9:00AM to 4:00PM and PDK, Inc. estimates that the total blasting time will be complete in three weeks’ time. If anyone has concerns about the blasting, please contact PDK, Inc. at...

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Construction Update: September 26, 2019

Construction on the Sam L. Cohen Households began the week of September 16 with the installation of fencing around the site, and the delivery of equipment. The next five to six weeks will bring site preparation to clear the land and level the ground for building. Then, we can expect to see the foundation work begin for the Households. The transition to the Household Model of senior living at The Cedars has been under way for the past two years, as we have been working with Action Pact to embrace the philosophy of the household for our entire staff and through innovative, person-centered programs and care. The new building will offer two, skilled nursing care households and a new, memory care assisted living household. Once the Sam L. Cohen Households are complete, we will start renovations on our current neighborhoods to transform them to the household model.    ...

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The Cedars Brings Household Model to Maine

How do you celebrate 90 years of quality care, innovative programs, and dedicated leadership? By breaking new ground. Since opening as the Jewish Home for Aged in 1929, The Cedars has set the standard for senior care. Today, we are Northern New England’s most comprehensive non-profit senior living community, offering independent living, assisted living, rehabilitation, skilled care and community-based programs. We mark this milestone by constructing a true home for Maine’s older adults – The Sam L. Cohen Households – featuring age-friendly design, the Household Model of person-centered care, and a brand-new Memory Care Assisted Living program. For more information, contact our Admissions Coordinator at 207-221-7026....

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Sam L. Cohen Foundation’s Largest Gift Benefits The Cedars

In honor of Sam’s legacy, the Sam L. Cohen Foundation has made its largest gift ever—$1.5 million—to support building a brand-new Healthcare Center at The Cedars that will provide truly person-centered care. “Sam L. Cohen was, first and foremost, a people person. When the Foundation was first established, we researched the gifts Sam had made during his life,” explains Jeff Nathanson, President of the Sam L. Cohen Foundation. “Sam wasn’t here to tell us what he wanted and we hoped to discover what inspired his legendary, lifelong giving to guide us in our grant making. It quickly became very clear to us that Sam didn’t give to organizations or ideas. Sam gave to people.” SAM L. COHEN WAS THE LIFE OF the Jewish community of Biddeford, Maine. He was also its heart. More than ten years after his passing, his gregarious personality—and his generous philanthropy—remain legendary. The Sam L....

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