About Us

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Senior Living, Simplified.

With so many options available today for Senior Living, how can you ever find the right place? How do you and your family make the right choice?

It’s simple, really: The Park Danforth. A great name in senior living in Portland, Maine since 1881.

At The Park Danforth, life is simpler. Calmer. More fun. More rewarding.

The right size.

216 apartments including market rate rentals, HUD-subsidized studios and assisted living suites. A warm and welcoming community of fellow travelers and unique individuals, with a kind and friendly character that allows people to renew old friendships and create new ones.

The right services.

Award winning dining. A wide range of life enrichment activities, and a full complement of services and programs. Here you will find that the cares of home maintenance can be replaced by personal enjoyment.

The right people.

Trained and tender, staff is part of The Park Danforth community, the people our residents share their lives with every day.

The right location.

We are conveniently within walking distance or a short ride to shops, houses of worship and social and recreational opportunities. Choose a day trip to a shopping center, a visit to the Portland Arts District, a luncheon outing, the theater or a fall foliage trip to add interest and enjoyment to your life.

Our Mission:

To provide a superior living environment of high quality housing and services designed to enhance the quality of life while respecting personal dignity and individuality.

  • "The Park Danforth is a wonderful place in every respect. As nice as the building is, that is only part of the equation. It is you!!! – the administration, staff and residents – that make this beautiful building complete and a place I am happy to call home."
 Jean S. – resident

  • "The Park Danforth is a wonderful place in every respect. As nice as the building is, that is only part of the equation. It is you!!! – the administration, staff and residents – that make this beautiful building complete and a place I am happy to call home."
 Jean S. – resident

  • "The Park Danforth is a wonderful place in every respect. As nice as the building is, that is only part of the equation. It is you!!! – the administration, staff and residents – that make this beautiful building complete and a place I am happy to call home."
 Jean S. – resident

our history

In 1881, our not-for-profit heritage began when several concerned and philanthropic Portland businessmen dedicated their efforts to providing safe, quality housing and services to elderly mariners and their loved ones unable to return to their original homes.

Over a century later, our location has changed but our commitment has not. Today in our 777 Stevens Avenue building, we continue to provide a warm and friendly environment where residents can enjoy life and engage in meaningful friendships.

© 2014 The Park Danforth | Developed by Perry & Banks Marketing