Piper Shores

Maine's only lifecare retirement community; One of the Best Places to Retire in Maine

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Among Maine retirement communities, Piper Shores is Maine’s first and only nonprofit lifecare retirement community. Piper Shores is also the only retirement community in Maine to be accredited by CARF/CCAC.

Offering independent living apartments and cottages and high quality amenities in a spectacular coastal setting near Portland, Maine, Piper Shores gives you the freedom to pursue an active lifestyle and the retirement of your dreams. As a lifecare retirement community, Piper Shores provides residents with the peace of mind of never having to worry about making new plans to move as health concerns arise over time. That’s because Piper Shores lifecare retirement community combines all the advantages of independent living plus guaranteed priority access to onsite assisted living and skilled nursing care if needed. Lifecare at Piper Shores also means that you will always have a predictable monthly payment regardless of your level of care. Unlike other retirement communities in Maine, Piper Shores entrance fee for independent living Apartments and cottages is Ninety percent (90%) refundable to residents. The refund will either go to their estate or to the resident directly if they move out on their own.

Piper Shores is a Maine retirement community of friendly people who share your outlook on life. Widely recognized as one of the best places to retire in Maine, Piper Shores offers comfortable surroundings that are filled with all the services and amenities you need to make your life easier and more carefree. As a resident at Piper Shores lifecare retirement community, you will have more time for the truly important things in your life: family, friends, favorite hobbies like fishing, gardening, golf, traveling, learning something new or simply relaxing. You may also enjoy Piper Shores fitness center, indoor pool, library, creative art studio, gardens, woodworking shop, movie room, and more. In addition, Piper Shores provides transportation to nearby supermarkets, medical appointments and special events in Greater Portland, Maine. These are just a few of the amenities Piper Shores offers to enhance your active, independent lifestyle and making Piper Shores one of the best places to retire in Maine.

Types of Services

  • Active Adult
  • Alzheimer's
  • Assisted Living
  • Nursing & Rehab
  • Retirement


  • Full and lifetime prepaid health care, prepaid supportive services and shelter that include a true continuum of care from independent living through nursing home care
  • A maintenance fee that may not increase (excepting annual increases applicable to all members of the community and increases resulting from the selection of optional services offered by the community) regardless of the level of services provided the retiree or change in the retiree's accommodations
  • Neither the retiree nor any third party (excepting the retiree's insurer) is liable for the cost of health care or supportive services, other than optional services, provided by the retirement community
  • The retirement community provides full and lifetime health care, supportive services and shelter without reduction so long as a retiree has not intentionally depleted the community's resources.

Piper Shores

Scarborough, ME

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