Our History

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Our experience providing care for elders stretches back over to 1854. Founded by civic leaders originally to house aging women, Seventy-Five State Street began a long tradition of developing and providing services and housing for people in the Greater Portland area and "from away". In 1870 Civil war hero Governor Joshua Chamberlain signed an act to officially designate the not for profit organization as The Home for Aged Women. Two years later the home was moved to an expansive building on Emery Street. In 1975 the present site was acquired and by 1984 the first male residents arrived after another expansion.

Our location in the heart of Portland's historic west end with views of the harbor establishes Seventy-Five State Street as a vital component of the constantly evolving urban setting. People who are

Board of Trustees

Sean Dugan, Chair
Jennifer Schumacher, Vice Chair/Treasurer
Robert Meeken, Secretary

Neal Allen
Douglas Gardner
Noel Genova
Kate Guare
Paula Johnson
Maryann O’Rourke
Julia Redding
Regula Robnett
Edward Suslovic

accustomed to window shopping, urban socialization and being part of an active community are more comfortable here. The arts, religious activities, hospitals, restaurants all provide a rich experience of life in Maine's largest water front city.

The commitment by our founders and trustees along with our incomparable location and services create the perfect blend for a long term care community second to none. We believe it is the manner in which we provide care for people, our professionalism, and depth of experience, as well as a unique environment that truly make the difference.

Our people are experienced in dealing with matters that may be new to residents and their families. Our staff - nurses, chefs, wait staff, activity assistants, courtesy drivers, concierges and housekeepers are thoughtful about and sensitive to the insecurities and frustrations with growing older. Understanding …. is what we do best. We are local people who are led by local people with one common vision - promoting the independence, dignity and individuality of older people.

Our Board of Trustees is comprised of established business executives, community leaders and Seventy-Five State Street residents. They are proud of the services we provide for their fellow citizens. Trustees volunteer their time and expertise and have only one agenda … to continue to provide the finest services available to people choosing the active community of Seventy-Five State Street.