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Page Reviewed / Updated – December 30, 2022

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Ellsworth is a quaint town of just over 8,500 residents, scenically nestled near the coast of Maine. Its small hometown feel is accented by a rich national heritage as the original home to its namesake, Oliver Ellsworth, one of our nation’s founding fathers. Along with its vibrant downtown and beautiful Branch Lake, it offers senior residents a quick 15-minute drive to Acadia National Park.

Of its smaller population, 19.9% are seniors, a higher percentage than the national average of 16.8%. According to Genworth’s Cost of Care Survey, senior residents of Ellsworth incur an average cost of assisted living of approximately $4,750 per month. This is a savings of more than $1,000 per month compared to the state’s average rates. Additionally, the overall cost of living is nearly 11% lower than the average cost of living in the United States. It also has a high safety rating, with a violent crime rating just nine out of 100, compared to the U.S. average of 22.7.

Note: Data for Ellsworth was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Bangor, was used instead.

Below, we’ve compiled a list of Ellsworth’s top 10 assisted living facilities to assist any seniors searching for their next home in the area.

Woodlands Senior Living of Brewer

Woodlands Senior Living is situated close to convenient town amenities in Brewer, Bangor's sister city, located around 25 miles northwest of Ellsworth. Here, seniors reside in an assisted living community of 72 beds, from which they can choose between private or shared rooms. For entertainment and socializing, residents can gather in shared living spaces, participate in group activities, or enjoy a snack or one of three meals served daily in the formal dining room. There's an onsite hair salon, and residents can also save time and energy thanks to the included housekeeping and laundry services.

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  • Dedicated community reading room
  • Grounds include a shady outdoor gazebo, community gardens and walking paths

Dirigo Pines

Also known as Kenduskeag Commons at Dirigo Pines, this assisted living community is located in nearby Orono, ME. Here, residents can choose between varying styles of one-bedroom apartments, each including a personal kitchenette. With exceptional outdoor amenities that help residents stay active and immersed in nature, the grounds feature fish ponds, scenic walking trails and outdoor courtyards for gathering. Inside, residents can exercise in the state-of-the-art fitness center or catch a movie in the media room. Additionally, staff members help residents stay active and engaged through daily organized activities and frequent social events.

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Winterberry Heights

Winterberry Heights Senior Living is a Senceri facility that offers a family-like environment for seniors who wish to remain stimulated and engaged with others. Residents can get their hair done in the full-service beauty salon and participate in organized activities every day of the week. The facility's Life Enrichment program incorporates new technologies and focuses on seniors' individualized interests to create custom activities that appeal to their emotions, unique personalities and intellect.

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  • Frequent group excursions such as shopping trips, dining and sightseeing
  • Highly individualized care

Phillips-Strickland House

Conveniently located in nearby Bangor, Phillips-Strickland House retains its original non-profit mission of compassionately serving seniors. All residents have the privacy of their own rooms with private baths. Still, a full activity calendar with stimulating programs available every week provides ample opportunities for socializing and connecting with others. There's also an on-site library for those who enjoy reading and a full-service dining room that accommodates special dietary needs.

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Ross Manor

Ross Manor offers senior residents multiple levels of care, which allows those receiving assisted living the option to age in place. The assisted living community is called the Sylvia Ross Home, and it provides residents with the choice of studios or one-bedroom apartments. Seniors here can also choose the lifestyle, activities and amenities that work best for them. Amenities and stress-reducing services include full housekeeping and laundry services, along with multiple dining rooms offering full menus of nutritious, chef-prepared meals.

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  • Spiritual and educational programs
  • Beauty salon staffed by a professional stylist

Freese's Assisted Living

Also located in Bangor, Freese's Assisted Living has a cheerful, bright ambiance and spacious interiors. It offers private one-bedroom apartments with carpeted floors and layouts designed for comfort and ease of living. Additionally, residents receive assistance and support from a caring staff that's available 24 hours per day. For added companionship, seniors are welcome to bring and live with their service animals.

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The Residence at Tall Pines

The Residence at Tall Pines stands out among Ellsworth's assisted living options thanks to its smaller, more intimate setting with just 30 apartments. The facility strives to provide a relaxing, luxurious lifestyle of convenience for residents so seniors can focus on what brings them joy. For instance, residents receive one hour of housekeeping services per week and can treat themselves to a new hairstyle in the beauty salon. Additionally, there's an on-site wellness center and comfortable shared living spaces where residents can participate in stimulating group activities.

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  • Scheduled transportation takes residents on outings for errands and entertaining excursions
  • Three chef-prepared meals are served each day

Seaport Village

At The Inn at Seaport Village, seniors live in an attractive, luxurious and amenities-filled building. Owned by First Atlantic Healthcare, the facility provides private rooms for every resident and administers several levels of care to give seniors the opportunity to age in place. Located in Ellsworth's General Bryant Moore Center Complex, the facility also offers a unique aquatics therapy program for seniors wanting to improve their physical strength and balance.

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  • Residents are cared for by a caring, tenured and dedicated staff, many of whom have served residents for over 10 years
  • Diet accommodations available as part of the professionally-prepared, restaurant-style service

Parker Ridge

Parker Ridge is an attractive assisted living community nestled in Blue Hill. The community houses 13 assisted living suites from which residents can gather to dine in the shared, light-filled dining room. Prioritizing helping residents stay active and continuously learning, the facility stands out for its dedication to bringing in local experts and volunteers to teach and entertain residents through music programs, art lessons, lectures and more.

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  • Nine walking trails where residents can immerse themselves in nature
  • Custom activities calendar designed each month by the full-time activities director

The Meadows

Located in nearby Old Town near Perkins Avenue Park, The Meadows is a community of 16 bedrooms for seniors ages 55 and older. Along with serving residents three full meals daily plus tasty snacks, a friendly staff provides any assisted living services they may need, such as help with dressing and grooming. Staff is also available to help residents coordinate social activities or entertaining outings.

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  • A supportive environment providing the maximum amount of privacy and independence for assisted living residents
  • All private, completely handicapped-accessible bedrooms