Cottages For Sale

Interested in moving to Orono and living in one of Maine's Premiere retirement Communities? Click "Learn More" to see a full listing of our Cottages that are currently for sale. While you are at it check out some of our 360 tours to see for yourself just how much you'll love living here.

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Recent News

Dirigo Pines Blog

Dirigo Pines now has a blog, 
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Dirigo Pines Golf Classic

Join us in a fundraiser to help end Alzheimer's. The first-ever Dirigo Pines Golf Classic will be held Friday, August 28 at Traditions Golf Club in Holden. Choose 9 holes in the morning or afternoon, or golf both times. Teams of four pay $200 for either AM or PM or $300 for both times. The fee includes golf cart and buffet. Contact Brooke or Steve at 866-3400 for more information. Download registration form.

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Over 100 Attend Quilt Show

Over one hundred people viewed the seventy-seven quilts that were on display in three cottages and the Dirigo Pines Inn on Saturday, May 16.  "This exceeded all expectation," said Dirigo Pines Marketing Director Steve Bowler.  "The quilts and the stories that went with the quilts were fascinating.  We had people who have attended other quilt shows say to us that this was the best show they ever attended because of the way we had the quilts displayed and the booklet that attendees picked up with details about the quilt."

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Antique Appraisal Show - Big Hit

On Saturday, April 25, the Rosscare Foundation and Dirigo Pines hosted the sixth annual Antique Appraisal Show to benefit EMHS LiveSAFE at Dirigo Pines Inn in Orono.

The antique appraisal show featured Bruce A. Buxton, a licensed qualified appraiser, known for his entertaining and lively style. In four hours, Bruce appraised more than 100 antiques, raising $1,740.
“We want to thank all those in our community that came out in support of this event,” commented Jennifer Maskala, operations manager at Rosscare. “All proceeds benefit subscribers of EMHS LiveSAFE who need a personal emergency response service but are unable to afford the full monthly fee of the service.”

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BSO Youth Orchestra

Dirigo Pines residents were recently treated to special entertainment by members of the Bangor Symphony Youth Orchestra.  The group included, left to right, violinist Abigail Swzel, co-concert mistress Lynn Brubaker, cellist Lily Dudley Holland, and violist Kate Brenner Simpson.

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Can-can Comes to Dirigo

Variety Show Coordinator Jayne Bartley had a good selection of music, storytelling, jokes and a dancing finale. If you look really hard at the photograph you might see that two of the dancers might not “look” like the rest of the “girls”.  Most of the audience had tears in their eyes from laughing so hard.  A great time was had by all.

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Short-term Stay a Big Hit

In the past couple months families are really taking advantage of the new Short-term Stay Services.  Whether your loved one is receiving hospice services at home or is being cared for by family members due to illness or decline, Dirigo Pines short-term stay services will allow you the flexibility of brief respite periods following a hospital admission or for vacations or other times when you need to be away.  Having this care option will give you the peace of mind knowing that your loved one will be well cared for while you take a break from your caregiving role.  Call us today at 866-3400 to pre-plan your loved one’s stay at Dirigo Pines.

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Meet The Staff

Steve Bowler

Marketing Director


Author Brian Daniels

07/07/15 @ 19:15

Brian Daniels,  author of the book "Thoughts of an Average Joe", will be on hand Tuesday, July 7 at 7:15 PM in the Penobscot Media Room to talk about his book.

Lakewood Young Performers

07/14/15 @ 13:30

The Lakewood Theater Campers will return July 14 at 1:30 PM to perform "Kilroy was Here!" to salute WWII Veterans at the Dirigo Inn in the Kenduskeag Gathering Place.

Nature Trail Walk

07/14/15 @ 19:15

Join cottage resident Bucky Owen for an Interpretive Trail Walk on Tuesday, July 14 at 10 AM at the Dirigo campus trail by the Dearborn Pond.

Dirigo Pines Golf Classic

08/28/15 @ 09:00

Join us in a fundraiser to help end Alzheimer's.  The first-ever Dirigo Pines Golf Classic will be held Friday, August 28 at Traditions Golf Club in Holden.  Choose 9 holes in the morning or afternoon, or golf both times.  Teams of four pay $200 for either AM or PM or $300 for both times.  The fee includes golf cart and buffet.  Contact Brooke or Steve at 866-3400 for more information.  Download registration form.

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Join us for a Guided Tour

We'd like to invite you for a guided tour of beautiful Dirigo Pines Retirement Community. Please give us a call, toll-free, 1-866-344-3400 or simply fill in the request form below and a Dirigo Pines representative will be contacting you.

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