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Old 07-15-2012, 07:09 PM
 
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Do there tend to be more seniors in one place or another in Maine. May sound silly but where I come from there tend to be clusters of seniors more in one place than another. In Az., there is Sun City for example.
I plan to relocate to Maine and don't want to be the only old folk there, lol. Would like to live close to the water. Medical facilities nearby are important also (just in case). Suggestions on a nice town to live in that meets the criteria. I have been to Maine several times and have waited years to live there. My time is close. This year actually. Can hardly wait.

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Old 07-16-2012, 07:49 AM
 
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Check out the Brunswick area. Good local hospital connected with the major tertiary care medical center in nearby Portland, several retirement communities in and near town, near the water, a senior-friendly college (Bowdoin), an active retiree community. With the housing associated with the former Brunswick Naval Air Station going on the market, prices should be reasonable as well.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:01 AM
 
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Seniors are not in clusters IMO unless they are in senior housing or a retirement community. They pick and choose their locations based on personal preference....buy houses...rent... You might want to search the previous threads if you haven't done so already. There have been quite a few discussions about a large number of seniors/retirees in Maine. Some stay year round; some of them summer in Maine and winter in FL.

There is a network of senior colleges that attract some seniors. Here's some info--(scroll down the page for a state wide list). http://learn.maine.edu/ellsworth/cou...ollege/Several Towns/cities have senior centers (discussed in detail in previous threads). The senior centers vary in size and services/activities based on the population of their area.

hospitals in Maine Maine Hospitals and Medical Centers • ME

If you prefer a "retirement community," A Guide to Maine Retirement Communities

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Old 07-16-2012, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Do there tend to be more seniors in one place or another in Maine. May sound silly but where I come from there tend to be clusters of seniors more in one place than another. In Az., there is Sun City for example.
I plan to relocate to Maine and don't want to be the only old folk there, lol. Would like to live close to the water. Medical facilities nearby are important also (just in case). Suggestions on a nice town to live in that meets the criteria. I have been to Maine several times and have waited years to live there. My time is close. This year actually. Can hardly wait.
You won't be the only retiree transplant there, trust me....I'm right behind you.

PS: I did start a "Best Towns to Grow Old in Maine" thread - good answers on here:
BEST Maine town to grow old in
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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Check out the Brunswick area. Good local hospital connected with the major tertiary care medical center in nearby Portland, several retirement communities in and near town, near the water, a senior-friendly college (Bowdoin), an active retiree community. With the housing associated with the former Brunswick Naval Air Station going on the market, prices should be reasonable as well.
My daughter lives in Brunswick. I love it.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:29 PM
 
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Thank you all for the helpful information. I am new to this forum and have not found the other articles mentioned. I am not looking for a retirement community, just a place where I am not alone. lol. Thx again. Will use the info.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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... Would like to live close to the water. Medical facilities nearby are important also (just in case). ...
Maine has lots of water frontage. Both fresh water and ocean water.

Since retiring and moving to Maine myself, we have found that Maine has excellent medical facilities. I had a surgery 4 weeks ago, and now it looks like I may be in need of another real soon. While I do not like having the need for all of this medical treatment, I have no complaints about the level of care provided here.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:33 PM
 
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Maine has lots of water frontage. Both fresh water and ocean water.

Since retiring and moving to Maine myself, we have found that Maine has excellent medical facilities. I had a surgery 4 weeks ago, and now it looks like I may be in need of another real soon. While I do not like having the need for all of this medical treatment, I have no complaints about the level of care provided here.
Good to know about the medical facilities. Sorry to hear about all your surgeries. Hope all goes well for you. What city in Maine do you live in? Is Brunswick close to the ocean?
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Old 07-17-2012, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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Good to know about the medical facilities. Sorry to hear about all your surgeries. Hope all goes well for you. What city in Maine do you live in?
I am just North of Bangor. I am not in a 'city' rather out kind of rural.



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Yes.
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:36 AM
 
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