CUMBERLAND & SURROUNDING AREA
- The Cumberland Crier – The Cumberland Crier is a weekly newsletter that is sent out by the town to community members and has information about what is going on in our community, such as road construction, waste & recycling pick-up, recreation registration, community events, council meetings and agendas, election notices, and more. This emailing service is also used in emergency situations such as weather alerts, road closures, water main breaks, or health/safety concerns.
- The Cumberland Farmers Market – In operation in Cumberland since 1996, The Cumberland Farmers Market provides the community with a high-quality array of locally raised and produced goods.
- Cumberland Fair – Sponsored by the Cumberland Farmers Club, this town fair has been in existence for almost 150 years. In addition to traditional agricultural events showcasing the cooking, craft and animal husbandry skills of town residents, the Fair features harness racing on a 1/3-mile clay track.
- Cumberland Town Parks include Broad Cove Reserve, Twin Brook Recreation Area, The Town Forest, Rines Forest and Knight’s Pond, with combined trails that extend over 10 miles.
- Val Halla Golf & Recreation Center – This 18-hole professional course has been recognized as the “Best Municipal Course” in Maine by Golf Digest and the “Best Value in Maine” by the New England Golf Guide. It houses the home of the Maine State Golf Association as well as a full-service restaurant, Rachel’s on the Green. The tennis courts are free of charge and open to the public.
- Chebeague & Cumberland Land Trust – a non-profit land conservation organization that has conserved nearly 900 acres since 1988. Many of these properties are open to the public for recreation and enjoyment.
- Aging in Place Cumberland – In 2014, community members, working with the Cumberland Town Council, formed the Aging in Place Committee to survey town residents regarding their goals and needs as they approached retirement and beyond. In 2016, the town joined the Global Network for Age-Friendly Cities and Communities, designated by the World Health Organization. Aging in Place Cumberland has developed into a thriving, vibrant organization. Through an energetic corps of volunteers and many partners, they provide a host of valuable services, programs and resources.
Portland – Maine’s most dynamic city, only 20 minutes away, is home to first-class dining, art galleries, sports teams, the Portland Symphony, three colleges, two hospitals, ferry and cruise ship terminals and the Portland International Jetport.
- Casco Bay offers boating adventures of all kinds. Recommended: Peak’s Island Ferry rides!
- Biking and hiking trails thread through the coastal communities.
- Merrymeeting Bay, the East Coast’s third-largest estuary, provides spectacular birdwatching, fishing and boating.
- Lighthouses abound along the Maine coast. You will find over ten active lighthouses within an hour’s drive from Cumberland Crossing!
- The YMCA in Freeport is a full-service facility, offering lap swimming daily.
- Skiing in its myriad forms can be enjoyed as closely as stepping out your back door, or as swiftly as schussing down one of Maine’s world-class ski areas
John also brought the care continuum concept to Topsham, where he established both The Highlands and Highland Green, giving more individuals the choice to enjoy a stress-free, active and engaged retirement lifestyle, knowing that quality support and assistance will be available when needed.
In 2008, John’s son, Chris Wasileski, started working with his father, primarily on development project management. Chris’ team received the 2014 MEREDA Notable Project award for the Falmouth Schools Redevelopment project at OceanView. Chris has a background in Political Science with a focus on Environmental Politics, Energy Policy, and National Security as it relates to national resources. His research and interests have led to a focus on clean energy and energy efficiency in his Real Estate development career, primarily in the senior housing industry.
After over 30 years of growth and success at OceanView, John’s vision is expanding in cooperation with his son. This Maine-owned and managed family business is branching out with Cumberland Crossing by OceanView, a satellite community only 5.5 miles north of the main Falmouth campus. With priority access to Falmouth House Assisted Living and Legacy Memory Care at OceanView, Cumberland Crossing residents will enjoy a beautiful, rural setting at the center of Cumberland, with close proximity to the ocean and the many cultural opportunities of Portland, Maine’s largest city. Cumberland Crossing will provide new generations of retirees the opportunity for maintenance-free retirement living with a strong sense of community and peace of mind for the future, while maintaining OceanView at Falmouth’s emphasis on sustainability, alternative energy sources, and “green and local” practices.