The Meadows Living Center for Seniors on Route 202 in Greene has to be one of the best housing options for the elderly in central Maine. There’s clearly convenience, comfort, and care wrapped into one package under the watchful eye of owner, Rebecca (Becky) Laliberte.
The Meadows is accessible for the physically challenged and uniquely constructed to offer an intimate, personal setting that makes each resident a name and not just a number.
With only 23 rooms at The Meadows, residents feel like they are living with one big family. From the moment you enter the main dining area, there’s a sense of welcome and community. Unlike larger senior housing centers, the residents at The Meadows enjoy the personalized attention from a staff that knows them as individuals.
“The Meadows provides retired residents with safety, security, and some of the best home cooking available,” said Laliberte, who has food-service experience and the ability to whip up fresh, homestyle cooking. “And while residents enjoy the privacy of their own rooms, they can also gather in the library/pool room, the outside patio, or the spacious dining room for activities or socializing.”
On a recent visit, the residents are in the dining room taking in the bright morning sunshine. There’s chatter at one table with friends sipping coffee. Nearby, a resident is trying to finish a difficult jigsaw puzzle. Down the hall, there’s someone spending a few minutes on an exercise bike.
And while smoking is not allowed in the private rooms or common areas, there’s a resident outside on the year-round patio lighting up.
Room rates at The Meadows are affordable for many seniors with rates starting at $800 a month that includes the room, three daily home-cooked meals, housekeeping and linen services, and many transportation and personalized services. There are different-size rooms to fit your budget and preference for singles or couples.
Laliberte lives onsite and assistance for residents is available 24 hours a day. “You don’t have to worry about who you know, what you did for a living, or what your background is when you consider living here,” said Laliberte. “At The Meadows, you are instantly family.”
Laliberte is available to answer any questions about The Meadows by calling 946-3007, emailing her at RLalib3967@aol.com, or by going to the website at mainemeadows.com.