Retiring in Southern Maine is like being on a year round vacation. The relaxed pace of southern Maine and the scenic beauty of the towns of York, Kittery, Ogunquit, Wells, Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, Old Orchard Beach, Scarborough, Cape Elizabeth and Portland is even better enjoyed as a senior citizen. Gone are the stresses of everyday work, and you can truly enjoy reading or painting by the sea, exploring historical sites of Maine and museums, and socializing with fellow retirees along the southern coast of Maine.
The 55 plus crowd that retires in Maine find they have a full social calendar with planned outings to Kittery and Freeport outlets, excursions to lighthouses and historical societies, and plenty of time to be social with friends. At assisted living facilities, every night is a special event, play bridge in the common living room, enjoy a themed seafood buffet, or laugh at a comedian in the common living room of the assisted living community. There is shuffleboard too, but gone are the olden days of retirement homes with nothing to do. Today’s Maine seniors are active, enjoying the beauty of the Pine Tree State with organized field trips – moose safaris, casino trips to Bangor Slots and museum tours.
There are several retirement facilities in Southern Maine, ranging from planned retirement communities where you have your own private condo, cottage or apartment, to assisted living facilities in York, Wells, The Kennebunks, Scarborough and Portland. Southern Maine is considered to be a top place to retire because of the easy to get to location just over an hour from Boston, the fresh air, the low crime rate and the outdoor lifestyle – imagine walking the beach as your daily exercise, and eating fresh local seafood full of healthy amino acids and antioxidants.
What most seniors love about Southern Maine is the proximity to theatres, museums, nature walks, shopping, excellent restaurants and 3 airports to choose from (Portland Maine, Manchester New Hampshire and/or Boston's Logan Airport). Plus Maine is quieter and more peaceful than retirement communities, in Florida for example. Maine retirement homes and facilities are often more affordable too.
In York you have the retirement community of Sentry Hill which also serves as an assisted living care facility. Kittery Estates offers independent senior living in a community style setting, and Kennebunk has several elder care and retirement facilities including Atria, The Farragut and Huntington Common. In Scarborough, Piper Shores is a retirement community with planned activities and more advanced progressive nursing care available.
Southern Maine offers retirees an active adult lifestyle, with the comfort and convenience of excellent elder care from nursing to 24 hour medical attention.
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