Kaler-Vaill's mission is to provide a welcoming residence for retired women where they can pursue an active and healthy lifestyle.
Is the monthly rental really only $1,133 per month?

Yes! As a not-for-profit organization, Kaler-Vaill charges only $1,133 per month plus a one-time $2,000.00 entrance fee, which covers all fees except private telephone, cable television hookups and weekly hairdressing expense.
Are meals provided at Kaler-Vaill?

Three delicious and nutritious meals are provided each day in a delightfully decorated dining room. A monthly menu is available upon request. Anyone curious about the quality of the food service at Kaler-Vaill should just ask one of our residents!

When are meals served?

Breakfast is served at 8:00am, dinner (the big meal of the day) at 12:30pm and supper at 5:30pm. Residents choosing to "sleep in" may prepare a simple breakfast or snack at any hour in one of the two kitchenettes available.

Does Kaler-Vaill provide housekeeping services?

A housekeeper provides regular vacuuming, emptying of waste baskets and bathroom cleaning. Personal clothing, towels and bed linens are also laundered for residents. Residents change their own bed linens and dust their private rooms.

May I bring my own automobile?

Parking is provided for residents who choose to keep their automobiles at Kaler-Vaill. Others may take advantage of the Independent Transportation Network for transportation needs.

Are there organized activities at Kaler-Vaill?

Activities such as movies, speakers, wellness exercise, ice cream socials, crafts, discussion groups and musical programs, as well as ventures to area restaurants, shopping and attractions are offered regularly. Those seeking exercise and fresh air may walk via a private roadway through meadows directly to Scarborough Beach.

Is there a staff person on duty 24 hours each day?

Yes, Kaler-Vaill personnel are available 24 hours a day and may be summoned with the emergency call system found in all residents' private rooms.

Will I feel safe at Kaler-Vaill?

Kaler-Vaill provides a secure facility, with staff greeting visitors from 8:30am to 8:30pm. A sprinkler and fire alarm system provides state-of-the art fire protection and an accessory generator provides a back-up of electricity during power outages.

May I bring my pet to Kaler-Vaill?

In the interests of residents and staff with allergies, pets are not invited to live at Kaler-Vaill.

Who may become a resident of Kaler-Vaill?

Women sixty-five years and older may apply. They must be ambulatory, manage any medication programs independently and be able to take care of their own personal needs, such as dressing and bathing.

What is the average age of residents?

Residents currently run a broad range in age, from their late sixties to several healthy residents in their early nineties.

How do I apply for admission?

Anyone interested in becoming a resident should call (207) 883-4787 to make an appointment with Jennywren Walker, Executive Director  for a tour of the residence.