Woodlands Senior Living has opened the doors to the first and only purpose-built memory care community in the Lakes Region area. Woodlands Memory Care of Bridgton held a series of open house events earlier in the month. The first residents will be welcomed beginning Tuesday.

“There is nothing more important to families than making sure their loved ones are given high quality care close to home and near their family and friends,” said Matthew Walters, managing member of Woodlands Senior Living. “The Lakes Region now has a purpose-built memory care community, which means it is specifically built to serve the unique needs of individuals living with memory impairment. Woodlands has more than 20 years of experience developing and operating this type of specialized community with the knowhow and skillsets to provide the best possible care for our residents. We are excited to start accepting new residents and provide this service for the good people of the Lakes Region.”

The 48-bed Bridgton community is 24,000 square-feet, features 16 private rooms and 16 shared rooms, and will employ more than 30 staff. The community’s amenities and features include abundant natural light, home-scaled areas for resident engagement and safety systems. Woodlands Memory Care of Bridgton is Woodlands’ second location in Cumberland County, and also includes on-site features like a beauty salon, a physical and occupational therapy area, and a large outside courtyard. Like its other communities, Woodlands Memory Care of Bridgton will accept both private paying and MaineCare eligible individuals and families.

Woodlands Senior Living started in 1980 with a 39-resident boarding home in Hallowell. The organization has since grown to include 16 communities in 10 locations with the addition of Bridgton. The company was recently included, for the second year in a row, in the  Argentum & Lument Largest Providers Report, which provides data and information on 150 of the largest senior living providers in the United States. Woodlands ranked at #131 on the list, and, once again, was the only Maine-based senior living provider to make the 2022 list. Woodlands was also honored by the Kennebec Valley Chamber of Commerce in 2021 with the Large Business of the Year Award.

Persons interested in more information about the community or to inquire about care are invited to call 207.803.6615, or visit https://www.woodlandsmaine.com/location/bridgton/.