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Nestled among the trees, this independent senior living community offers a gorgeous retreat setting close enough to Portland’s Back Bay to smell the sea. The retirement community is located next to Canco Woods, an urban forest that not only provides crucial habitat for wildlife, but provides residents with a peaceful outdoor oasis.
Well-known for its lobsters and lighthouses, Portland is a charming city that offers more than just seafood and sea shanties. Take a walk through Old Port, a historic district known for its 19th century buildings, cobblestone streets, restaurants and shops. Enjoy a performance of the Portland Symphony. Visit the Portland Museum of Art and see works by Renoir, Winslow Homer and Mary Cassat. When you live in The Woods at Canco, it's all yours to discover.
Keeping You Informed
Our commitment to helping older people live better means sharing important and timely information to help you make an informed decision to live in a Holiday community. The Woods at Canco operates with extensive protocols that mitigate the spreading of COVID-19. If a resident tests positive for COVID-19, we notify residents and their designated contacts, our employees, and the local health department. In addition, the number of active cases is shared here. We are so proud of our team’s efforts and hard work to protect our community. See here for more information on our prevention and response measures.
In the neighborhood
Moving to a new home can be challenging, but you’ll find familiar comforts and discover new favorites at The Woods at Canco and in the surrounding Portland area. With so many entertainment options and transportation services, residents at The Woods at Canco enjoy a lifestyle that’s anything but boring.
Floor Plans & Room Planner
The Woods at Canco features inviting floor plans designed to maximize resident access and everyday comfort in your new home. Use this convenient guide to choose from the many available room sizes and layouts, then use our room planning tool to help arrange the furniture in your new home.
Community Amenities and Services
- Activity Room
- Barber/Beauty Salon
- Billiard Lounge
- Community Fireplace
- Community Grounds
- Computer Room with Internet Access
- Fitness Equipment
- Game Room
- Garage Parking
- Large Screen TV Lounge
- Laundry Facilities
- Locked Mailboxes
- Lounge Area
- Pets Welcome
- Private Dining Room
- Resident Kitchen
- Smoke Alarm and Sprinkler System
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Guest Suite
- Renters Liability Insurance Program
- Safety Rails
- Basic Cable TV
- Carpet and Window Treatments
- Individually Controlled Heating and Air Conditioning
- Kitchenette in Units
- Patio or Balcony
- Washer and Dryer Hookups
- Telephone Hookups
- Walk-in Tub
- Wheelchair Accessible Units
Services Included with Monthly Rent
- Common Area WiFi
- Complimentary Scheduled Transportation
- Three Chef Prepared Meals Daily
- Full Calendar of Enriching Activities
- Light Linen Service
- Lively Mobile Plus Personal Emergency Response Device
- Weekly Housekeeping
- Exclusive Travel and Stay Program
- Most Utilities Included
Connection isn’t our goal. It’s our promise.
That’s why life at Holiday Retirement isn’t prescriptive, it’s personal. This is an era of opportunity to find passions that spark curiosity and people that inspire us to learn who one is. Life at Holiday Retirement isn’t about a building or amenities, it’s about the ways those simple pleasures and the people we share them with transform us every day. A meal becomes a memory. A trip to the store becomes an adventure. And a walk around the grounds becomes a tradition between friends. We are Holiday Retirement and we believe life is best lived among friends on your terms.
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Beauty Care Needs Met On-Site
The convenience of The Woods at Canco's on-site beauty salon and barber means all you have to do is walk in to get your hair and nails done. Of course, appointments are available.
Outside community members may visit the beauty salon and we also have a foot care nurse that residents and outside community members visit. Our residents also enjoy monthly visits from "The Spa Sistas" for facials, hand and foot treatments.
Fitness Right at Home
The Woods at Canco residents enjoy a variety of health and fitness activities, from weekly group exercise classes to anytime access to on-site fitness equipment
The community has a walking club and trail walking club led by a trail expert resident. In addition, residents can take classes on pound exercise drumming, laughter yoga, tai chi, balance fitness and balloon tennis. The Woods at Canco fuses fun with fitness in engaging, lighthearted classes. To strengthen the mind, there is a meditation and relaxation group.
Let Us Serve You
Enjoy restaurant-style dining served with courtesy and caring by our staff who know you. Chef-prepared meals are served every day in The Woods at Canco's dining room. Sit with friends or invite your family for special occasions in our private dining room. Each meal is designed to meet the unique nutritional needs of community members.
At The Woods at Canco, our chef is always open to suggestions and is happy to make dishes based on resident requests.
Make Memories Exploring the Surrounding Community
There's so much to explore and The Woods at Canco makes sure residents experience as much as possible. Regular outings to favorite restaurants, local events and more introduce residents to all their neighborhood as to offer.
We travel to local breweries, enjoy history tours, as well as resident-led history/scenic tours, boat cruises, casinos, local plays and kindness outings to name a few. We also go to restaurants as requested by residents.
Life is Never Boring
The Woods at Canco's comprehensive calendar is packed with both recurring activities and special events. The variety of available activities is meant to enrich the whole person by stimulating physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, creative, social or vocational wellness.
Sing-alongs happen every month and happy hours every week. In addition, our community hosts "coffee with a cop," a knitting club that knits for charity, book and Bible study club and more. We recently held a health fair with a Wizard of Oz theme, threw an Area 51 party, enjoyed fire dancers, pinatas, mascots and more.
Pets Make Life Better
Furry friends are welcomed as residents at The Woods at Canco. We understand the importance of the companionship and bond that seniors share with their pets. We’re delighted to have cats, dogs, birds and even bunnies as part of our community.
Our residents enjoy visits from therapy animals. Our community warmly embraces all pets. Here, dogs are known by name and folks will bring treats and gifts to a resident's pet.
Stay Connected with Technology and Wifi
The Woods at Canco residents enjoy WiFi access throughout the entire building, as well as desktop computers for resident use, viewfinders, Wii and Alexa.
Rather than pushing new technology onto our residents, we show them how little pieces of technology can make their life easier. The Table Squad sits one-on-one with residents to address technology needs. We also have a TEDTalks program, and show them how to use Youtube videos to make crafts and DIYs, and Pinterest to discover new ways to decorate.
Travel and Adventure is Always Available
The exclusive Travel & Stay program offers residents exciting opportunities to travel around the country, with free stays of up to seven days at any of Holiday Retirement's more than 260 communities. Three chef-prepared meals are included with each trip. Visit all 43 states or just choose a favorite new location or two.
The Woods at Canco operates its own travel program that lets residents get a taste of faraway countries. Once a month, residents can enjoy a themed happy hour with music, food and presentations related to a new country. They also get a stamp in their community passport.
Lend a Helping Hand
The Woods at Canco holds fundraisers for nonprofits every other month, plus donation drives and visits from Girl Scouts. We hold the record for Portland's longest banana split, as part of a fundraiser for Camp Sunshine. We volunteer with the United Way to read to school children and have supported: the Center for Grieving Children, Preble Street, Maine Breast Cancer Coalition, The Dempsey Center, Toys for Tots, Through These Doors, Red Cross, Special Olympics, Animal Refuge League of Greater Portland and Be a Santa for a Senior. We volunteer with elementary school children to help them read.
Join us for a Complimentary Meal
At Holiday Retirement, we love our food and know you will too. We invite you and a guest to join us for a flavorful meal and the opportunity to see first-hand if independent retirement living is right for you.
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