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Senior housing types near South Portland, ME

  • Sable Lodge Senior Resort

    Sable Lodge Senior Resort

    74 Running Hill Rd, South Portland, ME 04106
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    Sable Lodge Senior Resort is a 55 and over all-inclusive rental community. There is no buy-in and we also have a 30 day money back guaranty during your first month. Your monthly rent includes the following services at no additional charge or gratuity. Live in Managers 24/7 Dedicated Concierges Valet...

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  • The Woods at Canco

    The Woods at Canco

    257 Canco Road, Portland, ME 04103
    (25)
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    The Woods at Canco provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled in the unspoiled beauty of Portland's rugged countryside, you'll love the elegant grace of our facilities and the convenience of the nearby community. We're just minutes from shopping, healthcare,...

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  • Huntington Common

    Huntington Common

    1 Huntington Common Drive, Kennebunk, ME 04043
    (29)
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    Located in picturesque Kennebunk Maine, Huntington Common offers the most sophisticated independent retirement living in York County. Just three miles from the ocean and around the corner from quaint downtown Kennebunk, Huntington Common provides the perfect blend of community living and privacy....

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  • The Highlands

    The Highlands

    30 Governors Way, Topsham, ME 04086
    (7)
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    The Highlands is located in the historic district of Topsham, next door to Brunswick and Bowdoin College, and 25 miles from Portland, Maine's largest city. The Highlands offers a continuum of care in magnificent natural setting, covering 75 acres complete with meandering walking trails. Residents...

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  • Schooner Estates Senior Living

    Schooner Estates Senior Living

    200 Stetson Road, Auburn, ME 04210
    (17)
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    A warm welcome starts here. At Schooner Estates, everyone feels at home. It's an easy place to feel settled. The central Maine setting is picture-perfect, the lifestyle first-class. In this welcoming community, retirement is a new beginning. Schooner Estates Retirement Community provides an...

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  • Sentry Hill At York Harbor

    Sentry Hill At York Harbor

    2 Victoria Ct, York, ME 03909
    (14)
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    Sentry Hill at York Harbor is the preeminent retirement community in New England beautifully situated on 12 acres within easy walking distance of historic York Village and York Harbor. Designed after the style of the grand hotels of the 1890's; senior living at Sentry Hill offers a retirement...

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  • Wentworth Home

    Wentworth Home

    795 Central Avenue, Dover, NH 03820
    (4)
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    Wentworth Home — Exceptional Care at an Affordable Price Our warm and welcoming environment provides around the clock nursing staff with assistance tailored to each individual; delicious home cooked meals and engaging social activities and events. With the help of our outstanding employees,...

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  • Kittery Estates

    Kittery Estates

    220 State Road, Kittery, ME 03904
    (16)
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    Kittery Estates provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated in Kittery with easy access to Portsmouth, Kittery Estates is the home you've been waiting for. We're conveniently close to Kittery Outlet Malls, other shopping opportunities and excellent medical...

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  • Maple Suites

    Maple Suites

    30 Holiday Drive, Dover, NH 03820
    (22)
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    Maple Suites provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Nestled within 31 acres of woods, you'll love the peaceful tranquility of our beautiful facility hidden away in the trees. We're just one mile away from downtown Dover, shopping, excellent healthcare and...

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  • The Residence at Silver Square

    The Residence at Silver Square

    100 Sterling Way, Dover, NH 03820
    (3)
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    Imagine finally having the time to do the things that make you happy: Catching up on the best-seller list, getting out to the theater with friends, learning a new language, or just relaxing with the people you enjoy. Imagine life without the worries and stresses of maintaining a home. Imagine you...

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  • Brookdale Spruce Wood

    Brookdale Spruce Wood

    25 Worthen Road, Durham, NH 03824
    (17)
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    The Good Life Tucked into more than 15 beautiful acres in the stunning city of Durham, New Hampshire, your new community will feel like home from the moment you arrive. Known as a continuing care retirement community (CCRC), we provide everything from independent and assisted living to memory care...

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  • All American Assisted Living at Kingston NOW OPEN

    All American Assisted Living at Kingston NOW OPEN

    193 Main St, Kingston, NH 03848
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    All American Assisted Living at Kingston is a residential community for seniors who are looking for social interaction, personal care services, and leisure pursuits. A subsidiary of Kaplan Development Group, a leader in the field of assisted and independent living, All American offers our residents...

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  • Atria Merrimack Place

    Atria Merrimack Place

    85 Storey Avenue, Newburyport, MA 01950
    (21)
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    Atria Merrimack Place in Newburyport, MA in Essex County is a senior living community for active, independent-minded seniors. Our community resides on beautiful grounds, with lush greenery in a quiet residential area. We're located in close proximity to the Interstate 95 and surrounded by the...

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  • Wingate Residences at Haverhill

    Wingate Residences at Haverhill

    10 Residences Way, Haverhill, MA 01830
    (1)
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    Wingate Residences at Haverhill is a state of the art, private, residential community with 64 apartments, offering 24 hour supportive care for seniors interested in maintaining active lifestyles while planning for future needs. The Neighborhood also includes 20 apartments with support for memory...

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  • Assisted Living at Beaver Lake Lodge

    Assisted Living at Beaver Lake Lodge

    38 N Shore Rd, Derry, NH 03038
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    Assisted Living at Beaver Lake Lodge is a New Facility located on 7 acres overlooking Beaver Lake. Spacious Private Rooms and built with all the latest Life Safety amenities, it is rated as one of The Nicest Small Bed Facilities in New England. Owned and operated by Karen4Elders, LLC, Karen and...

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  • The Residence at Riverbend

    The Residence at Riverbend

    149 County Road, Ipswich, MA 01938
    (5)
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    The Residence at Riverbend is a new rental community that has already established an outstanding reputation on the North Shore and beyond! Our dedication to an impeccable standard of quality in every aspect of the Riverbend lifestyle is evident in all we do; for instance our programs are created in...

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  • Birch Heights

    Birch Heights

    7 Kendall Pond Road, Derry, NH 03038
    (48)
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    Birch Heights provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on beautiful grounds in the scenic town of Derry, you'll love the quiet elegance of our facilities while enjoying the convenience of being in the heart of it all. We may have a small town feel, but...

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  • The Residence at Salem Woods

    The Residence at Salem Woods

    6 Sally Sweet's Way, Salem, NH 03079
    (13)
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    Resting on a beautiful campus in Salem, New Hampshire, The Residence at Salem Woods is a brand new community scheduled to open in the spring of 2016. The community will offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care services to seniors. The Residence at Salem Woods is proudly operated by...

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  • Bentley Commons at Bedford

    Bentley Commons at Bedford

    66 Hawthorne Drive, Bedford, NH 03110
    (20)
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    Opened in 2008 and located in one of the most charming communities in the State of New Hampshire, Bentley Senior Living is a state of the art community that offers a full compliment of amenities and supportive services designed to maximize independence and encourage a healthy, active lifestyle. ...

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  • Briston Manor West

    Briston Manor West

    37 Ridgewood Road, Bedford, NH 03110
    (15)
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    Welcome to Briston Manor West where our residents feel pampered while living independently! We are a friendly 55+ retirement community located in the heart of Bedford, NH. Our community offers a supportive environment to independent seniors who are looking for a secure place for retirement. We offer...

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  • Sacred Heart Apartments

    Sacred Heart Apartments

    23 Hawley Street, Lawrence, MA 01843
    (2)
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    The brand new Sacred Heart Apartments include 44 affordable one and two bedroom rental apartments. In order to qualify, at least one member of the household must be 55 years of age or older. Sacred Heart Apartments is a pet-friendly and entirely Smoke-Free Community. This restoration of three...

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  • Colonial Gardens

    Colonial Gardens

    105 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly, MA 01915
    (31)
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    We believe that Colonial Gardens Gracious Retirement Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure. At Colonial Gardens Gracious Retirement...

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  • Atria Marland Place

    Atria Marland Place

    15 Stevens Street, Andover, MA 01810
    (36)
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    For more than 18 years, Atria Marland Place has been the senior living provider of choice for Andover's wisest older adults. Building on this foundation of trust, they've recently completed a thoughtful, thorough renovation to expand and enhance their community — including the addition of Atria...

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  • Landmark At Ocean View

    Landmark At Ocean View

    3 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915
    (16)
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    Landmark at Ocean View is a beautifully renovated historic building in the heart of downtown Beverly, close to shops, restaurants, churches, the public library and the town common. A community penthouse offers dramatic views of the ocean and city. One monthly fee includes both personal care and a...

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  • Stone Hill at Andover NOW OPEN

    Stone Hill at Andover NOW OPEN

    141 Elm Street, Andover, MA 01810
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    Stone Hill Assisted Living and Memory Care is located in picturesque Andover, MA is just off I-495 and minutes from the quaint shops and restaurants of historical downtown Andover. This brand new state-of-the-art community is currently under construction and scheduled to open Spring 2019. Stone Hill...

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  • Summit by Morrison

    Summit by Morrison

    56 Summit Dr, Whitefield, NH 03598
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    Built on our commitment to excellence, Summit by Morrison is a first-of-its-kind senior living community in the heart of northern New Hampshire. Located on a sloping hillside with sweeping views of Dalton Mountain, Summit by Morrison is a community that provides a full continuum of care all on one...

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  • Bayberry at Emerald Court

    Bayberry at Emerald Court

    2000 Emerald Court, Tewksbury, MA 01876
    (15)
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    Welcome to a new way of life at Bayberry at Emerald Court. Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood in Tewksbury, MA, Bayberry is an assisted living community ideally located just minutes from major shopping, entertainment and medical centers with easy access to I-93 and I-495. Bayberry offers...

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  • The Residence at Vinnin Square

    The Residence at Vinnin Square

    224 Salem Street, Swampscott, MA 01907
    (1)
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    The Residence at Vinnin Square is a premier Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community, coming soon to a quiet, wooded parcel in Swampscott, MA. When you join our family, you’ll thrive in a vibrant community setting, and as importantly, your family and friends will have the...

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  • Heatherwood

    Heatherwood

    1624 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876
    (27)
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    We believe that Heatherwood Gracious Retirement Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure. At Heatherwood, our management teams live onsite,...

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  • The Residence at Pearl Street

    The Residence at Pearl Street

    75 Pearl Street, Reading, MA 01867
    (23)
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    Conveniently located adjacent to the town center of Reading, Massachusetts and within walking distance to the town common, post office, churches, banks, restaurants and many shops and services found in the thriving town center, our community recently received a $3 million full community renovation....

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  • Riverglen House

    Riverglen House

    55 Riverglen Lane, Littleton, NH 03561
    (2)
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    A locally-owned and managed Senior Community in downtown Littleton, NH. A unique setting on the banks of the Ammonoosuc River with immediate access to Littleton's vibrant Main Street, named one of the Nation's 'Ten Best' Fifty resident apartments, each with kitchenette and private bath. Three...

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  • Ledgewood Bay

    Ledgewood Bay

    43 Ledgewood Dr, Milford, NH 03055
    (30)
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    Ledgewood Bay Assisted Living, Independent Living & Memory Care is nestled in a quaint planned community in beautiful Milford, New Hampshire. This picturesque hilltop, with fantastic views of the White Mountains, community is close to Route 3, 101 and 101A and centrally located near numerous...

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  • Summer Place

    Summer Place

    20 Summer Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824
    (24)
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    Summer Place provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. History comes alive at Summer Place. Located in the heart of Chelmsford, the town square dates back to the 1600's and we're just ten minutes from Walden Pond. Beyond heritage, you'll enjoy the convenience of...

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  • The Residence at Melrose Station

    The Residence at Melrose Station

    158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176
    (13)
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    The Residence at Melrose Station opened the summer of 2017 and offers 65 up-scale rental apartment homes that may be for either Independent (retirement) or Assisted Living, or a combination of both as there is no delineation between apartments. If one is Independent Living, for instance and develops...

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  • Atria Maplewood Place

    Atria Maplewood Place

    295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148
    (30)
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    At Atria Maplewood Place, you'll find a friendly, family-like environment in a peaceful New England town. Residents are close to shopping, the theater, movies, places of worship and Revere Beach. Atria Maplewood Place combines the convenience of city life with the comforts of country living. Atria...

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  • Atria Longmeadow Place

    Atria Longmeadow Place

    42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803
    (17)
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    Atria Longmeadow Place is a welcoming senior community nestled in a wooded area of Burlington, Massachusetts. The community is adjacent to town conservation land and located directly across the street from the world-renowned Lahey Clinic. Residents at Atria Longmeadow Place enjoy the best of both...

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  • The Gables at Winchester

    The Gables at Winchester

    299 Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA 01890
    (9)
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    For almost than 25 years, The Gables at Winchester has been serving the Winchester and surrounding communities. The Gables is a comfortable and elegantly furnished senior living community offering the finest in independent and assisted living apartments, as well as rehabilitation services and...

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  • The Parc at Harbor View Senior Living

    The Parc at Harbor View Senior Living

    46 Lincoln St, Winthrop, MA 02152
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    At The Parc at Harbor View, residents enjoy an active, engaging lifestyle that promotes wellness and independence. It is our goal to keep our residents linked to resources and opportunities that will fulfill their needs and interests in the Winthrop area. Residents have many opportunities to...

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  • The Cambridge Homes

    The Cambridge Homes

    360 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
    (3)
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    The Cambridge Homes is located in a historic Georgian-style building on Mount Auburn Street just a mile from Harvard Square and adjacent to Mount Auburn Hospital. A trusted senior community for over 125 years, the not-for-profit Cambridge Homes features 44 independent and assisted living apartments...

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  • Parker Ridge

    Parker Ridge

    63 Parker Ridge Lane, Box 290, Blue Hill, ME 04614
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    The place to retire in Downeast Maine. Just south of Blue Hill, Maine, on a peninsula dotted with gracious summer homes, is a pleasant and welcoming community on 28-acres surrounded by woods and walking trails and commanding stunning views of Blue Hill Bay. This is Parker Ridge. With panoramic views...

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  • Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons

    Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons

    One Harvest Circle, Lincoln, MA 01773
    (2)
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    Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons is a state-of-the-art assisted living community for people living with Alzheimer's or dementia and is located in Lincoln, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Our campus facilities are tailored for the individual needs of residents with dementia in the historic...

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  • Rivercourt Residences

    Rivercourt Residences

    8 W Main St #2, West Groton, MA 01450
    (3)
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    We invite you to consider RiverCourt Residences for a parent, family member, or for yourself. RiverCourt Residences offers an unbeatable value and a distinctive lifestyle for seniors through custom-tailored options for independent living, assisted living and Alzheimer's Care. This wonderful...

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  • The Residence at Watertown Square

    The Residence at Watertown Square

    20 Summer St, Watertown, MA 02472
    (10)
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    We are located in the heart of historic Watertown, steps from the Charles River and an easy proximity to shopping, houses of worship, recreation and the many cultural attractions that the area offers. We serve the communities surrounding us including Belmont, Newton, Waltham and Cambridge. The...

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  • Concord Park

    Concord Park

    68 Commonwealth Ave., Concord, MA 01742
    (2)
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    Concord Park, a Volunteer of America senior community, is conveniently located on Commonwealth Avenue in the heart of the West Concord, MA shopping village. Concord Park offers local seniors a secure, supportive and independent lifestyle. The community features both independent and assisted living...

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  • Cadbury Commons

    66 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140
    (10)
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    Cadbury Commons is a family owned and operated Assisted Living Community located across from Denehey Park in Cambridge, MA.  Seniors choose Cadbury as a residence that provides an independent lifestyle.  Assisted Living services are offered to foster that independence, not remove it. ...

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  • Ashton Gardens Gracious Retirement Living

    Ashton Gardens Gracious Retirement Living

    830 Ocean Ave, Portland, ME 04103
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  • The Woods at Merrimack NOW OPEN

    The Woods at Merrimack NOW OPEN

    197 Howe Street, Methuen, MA 01844
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  • Community Living for Elderly

    22 Mays Way, West Ossipee, NH 03890
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  • The Berkeley Retirement Home & Skilled Nursing

    150 Berkeley St, Lawrence, MA 01841
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  • VNA Alewife Brook Pkwy

    405 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Somerville, MA 02144
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South Portland, Maine

Independent Living

Independent Living Communities offer seniors a convenient balance between living an independent lifestyle and not having to concern themselves with the maintenance of basic tasks and chores. Daily needs such as the scheduling of social activities and housekeeping are accounted for, which permits seniors more free time to live life as they wish. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to live among peers, surrounded by others of similar ages and interests. Within the individual units, residents have access to a private living space and a full kitchen, and can even live with a partner if they prefer. While policies vary between locations, many residences allow cats and dogs as well. If medical or nursing care is desired, residents may always utilize the services of private caregivers. There are a variety of costs and advantages to consider while selecting an independent living community. It is important to figure out if these amenities are included in your plan: move-in fee, wellness program, internet access, transportation, laundry, Waiting list deposit, cable TV, and utilities. The conveniences associated with independent living include golf course, fitness center & swimming pool, healthcare center, game/TV room, beauty salon & barber shop, concierge services, transportation, and laundry service.

Demographics and Values

Out of the total population of South Portland, 12.4% live in poverty, 11.6% have some form of disability, 7.1% do not have health insurance, and 5.9% are widows. Based on gender, 47.1% are male and 52.9% are female. The median age of South Portland is 41 years old. South Portland has a population density of 816 people per square mile. The current population of South Portland consists of 25,483 people. In South Portland, 7.4% of the population are veterans of the United States armed forces. Demographically, South Portland is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 0.2% Native American, 0.3% other or not specified, 0.9% black, 93.7% white, 2.4% Asian, 2.5% mixed race, and 2.1% Hispanic. Of the population of South Portland 42.9% have a college degree, 23.2% have a high-school diploma, and 14.6% have a graduate degree.

Cost of Living

The total cost of care for a community is influenced by the city in which it is located. South Portland has a median home value of $235,368 and the median cost of rent is around $1,401 per month. The rent burden for South Portland is around 21.3% of the average monthly income.

State Information

An overview of Maine

The natural beauty of Maine is ranked 39th in the nation. In terms of resources, Maine has a cost of living index of 117.2, a grocery index rating of 107.0, and a housing index rating of 123.1. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average. In terms of personal well-being, Maine ranks 19th in healthcare and 32nd in quality of life compared to other states. The state of Maine has 38 hospitals and 115 health centers, providing care to a population of 1,341,753. Northern Light Health, Maine Medical Center, and Northern Maine Medical Center are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.

Social demographics of the state

In terms of religion, 22% of Maine residents attend religious services among the 1,574 different congregations that are available in the state. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-14%, Mainline Protestant-21%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-2%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Maine there are 185 masonic lodges. In terms of diversity, Maine ranks 49th in the nation and is considered LGBTQ friendly. The state has a median age of 45 and 36% of its population being over the age of 55. During the latest presidential election, 45% voted for the Republican candidate while 48% voted for the Democratic candidate.

State-wide weather information

On average, the humidity rating for Maine is around 72%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of November at around 77%. During the summer, the average temperature in Maine is around 65F. The average high summer temperature is around 82F in the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 47F during the month of June. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 20F. The average high winter temperature is around 38F in the month of December. The average low temperature during the winter drops to around -7F in the month of January. The most precipitation occurs in November with an average of 6.46 inches of precipitation a month. On average, the state receives 3.79 inches of precipitation a month. On average, Maine has an air quality index rating of around 35.4 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 44.2 AQI. While residents of Maine mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it's important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Maine can include earthquakes (moderate) and hurricanes.

Wildlife to be found in Maine

The state of Maine has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of pagoda dogwood, balsam fir, hackmatack, and downy serviceberry. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the moose, the red fox, the bobcat, or the caribou. The state animal of Maine is the the moose.