Posts Categorized: News and Events

COVID-19: Updates at The Cedars

Updated August 9, 2020 The Cedars is working closely with the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as our Medical Director at MaineHealth to ensure the safety and well being of our residents. To date, there have been 4,042 positive cases of COVID-19 in Maine with 2,088 positive cases in Cumberland County. The total number of active cases is 405. All areas of The Cedars Community are currently free from COVID-19. Outside Visits are available by appointment: To schedule a visit with a rehab patient or skilled-nursing resident, please call the receptionist, M-F 8:30 am-4 pm at 221-7000, press option 0. To schedule an outside visit with an Osher Inn resident, call Melissa Weber, Life Enrichment Manager at 221-7116. To schedule an outside visit with an Atrium member, call the receptionist at 221-7100. All Outside Visitors are required to have been in Maine for the...

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Intergenerational Connections: Creative Storytelling at The Cedars

On December 7, 2020, Falmouth High School (FHS) students, residents of The Cedars, and local artists gathered for An Intergenerational Celebration of Puppetry, Storytelling, and Music—the culmination of a four-month long project in collaboration between FHS, The Cedars, and Figures of Speech Theatre.   Ian Bannon, Director of Education at Figures of Speech Theatre, designed and directed the project and performance around a series of creative storytelling sessions with residents living with dementia at The Cedars. Using TimeSlips, a collaborative ritual storytelling format designed for adults with cognitive challenges, residents draw on subconscious or implicit memories to tell stories. When it becomes challenging to recollect, residents are encouraged to move seamlessly from their memory to their imagination.   FHS students in teacher, Dede Waite’s, theater classes traveled to The Cedars to guide this storytelling and rehearsal process—and to get to know these warm, wonderful, creative older adults.   Bannon...

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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 non-profit, senior care. Today, we offer 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. This new model of care will feature age-friendly design, with a warm, person-centered experience: two households of skilled nursing care, and one household offering a new level of care, Memory Care Assisted Living. Residents of the Sam L. Cohen Households will experience a living environment that offers a quality of life previously unimaginable outside of their own homes. The Person-Directed Life Your loved one chooses the rhythm of their individual life, the rituals and pleasures that are part of...

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Stressful to Successful: Downsizing Seminar

After many years of living in the same home, Downsizing can be a very real dilemma for many – especially those who are considering a move to a retirement community. In fact, the reason many people don’t take action is that they don’t know what to do with their all of their ‘stuff’! To help overcome some of the stress of downsizing, The Atrium is offering a free seminar: “Stressful To Successful:  Helping Parents Downsize”.  It’s taking place on Wednesday, February 27, from 5-6 pm. Angie D’Amours, Marketing Representative will offer tips to anyone who may be working with someone who wants to declutter, or who would like to declutter themselves, so that they can easily make a move to a more worry-free, secure home with opportunities for growth and community. Join The Cedars to start the conversation: working toward a common goal, deciding what to keep, and how to donate or dispose of...

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Senator Collins Celebrates Groundbreaking at The Cedars

Portland, ME – Today, U.S. Senator Susan Collins, the Chairman of the Aging Committee, delivered remarks at The Cedars Retirement Community’s groundbreaking ceremony in Portland.  Cedars is starting a new project that will accommodate the evolution of the care model towards the household model of care delivery and private rooms for residents. “For nearly 90 years, The Cedars has helped Maine seniors live their lives to the fullest,” said Senator Collins during her remarks.  “From independent and assisted living to rehabilitation and skilled nursing care, expert staff and dedicated supporters have upheld the traditional values of community while responding to emerging needs and advancement in care.” “Working together, in Washington and in communities across the nation, we are building a shared vision for aging that is centered on health, wellness, and community,” continued Senator Collins.  “Thank you for your dedication to this important cause.” “We are thrilled to have Senator Collins with us today...

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Food Drive at The Atrium

The residents at The Atrium are having a Thanksgiving Food Drive for families in need from the Ocean Avenue Elementary School in Portland. Staff, residents, families and friends are encouraged to donate non-perishables, such as: stuffing, canned veggies, cranberry sauce, mashed potato mix, quick bread mix, gravy mix. Bring your items to The Atrium by Wednesday November...

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Message from The Cedars

The Cedars community sends their sympathies to the families and loved ones of the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh. A public vigil for peace, hope and memory will be held at Temple Bet Ha’am in South Portland, hosted by the Jewish Community Alliance, on Tuesday October 30 at...

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November Learning Wednesday

Join us for a session on COPD Awareness Wednesday November 14 at 2PM at the Hoffman Center Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease effects 16 million Americans This workshop will answer questions on how to cope with COPD, provide diet tips and treatment...

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Event at The Atrium Independent Living

Treasures and Antiques with Daniel Buck Soules Auctioneer and appraiser, Daniel Buck has valued items for the Smithsonian and made numerous appearances on Antiques Roadshow. Tuesday October 16 at The Atrium. FMI and to RSVP call...

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