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Maine, where 27 percent of residents are over the age of 55, is a picturesque state that offers residents a number of wonderful attractions. Maine retirement communities offer residents the opportunity to live in close proximity to many different and exciting things to see and do. Lovers of history and architecture can visit interesting attractions such as Victoria Mansion and the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul. Those who enjoy nature and the outdoors can visit Back Cove Trail and Cadillac Mountain. The state is also home to a number of art galleries and museums, such as the Portland Museum of Art, the Farnsworth Art Museum, the Owls Head Transportation Museum, The Atrium Gallery and the Bates College Museum of Art.
Maine retirement communities are similar to condominiums or apartment complexes, except they are specifically for mature citizens over the age of 55. They also offer residents 24-hour services. such as help in emergency situations and housekeeping. Retirement communities are ideal for residents who are in relatively good health and require little assistance in their daily life. Residents who need help with everyday chores, such as bathing, would be more suited to an assisted living facility or care home than they would a retirement community. Those with memory disorders such as dementia also would not be suited to a retirement community.