The Scarborough Economic Development Corporation’s Board of Directors has selected Martin’s Point Health Care Center in Scarborough as their 2017 Project of the Year. The purposefully-designed space was opened in January 2017 and offers patient-centered care with primary and integrated specialty services and a dedicated space for seniors. The nearly 18,000 square foot facility has 10 Primary Care providers and 30 employees.
Martin’s Point approached the site with care and worked in collaboration with Town of Scarborough staff to ensure it met the community needs. In partnership with the Town of Scarborough, Southern Maine Agency on Aging, Maine Strong Balance Center, The Center has been able to provider 34 senior lunch events, 74 senior drop in days, 34 Bingo sessions, 19 Tai chi classes, 4 balance classes, 15 yoga sessions, 6 living well for better health and 4 Vet to Vet volunteer meetings.
“The board was unanimous in its selection of Martin’s Point because of many factors. They went above and beyond our expectations and have become a huge community supporter,” says Karen Martin, SEDCO Executive Director. “They took a site that was struck by a devastating fire and transformed it into a beautiful facility for our entire community to enjoy”.
As the largest Medicare Advantage plan in Maine, Martin’s Point is an expert on the needs of local seniors and created this space as a place for seniors to gather, socialize, and engage in healthy physical activity and lifelong learning.
“Nowhere is our deep commitment to senior health more evident than in our decision to include a Community Room,” said Steve Amendo, Martin’s Point Director, Marketing and Communications. “Underscoring the community’s need, our Scarborough Health Care Center Community Room has been booked solid with weekly senior lunches, drop-in social hours, bingo, tai chi and chair yoga classes, and educational workshops promoting healthy lifestyle habits.”