Ashton Gardens Reporting Confirmed Cases of COVID-19


The Entrance to Ashton Gardens Gracious Retirement Living, 830 Ocean Avenue.  An Upscale Community with Over 120 Apartments.

A Sign Seen on a Fence on Congress Street on Munjoy Hill.

Ashton Gardens is Close to The Cedars, a Long-Term Housing Facility, Reporting Confirmed Cases of COVIDj-19.

Management for Ashton Gardens Gracious Retirement Living, 830 Ocean Avenue, has confirmed that four residents have tested positive for COVID-19.  Currently, all patients and staff who are symptomatic are being tested according to Adam Bryan, spokesperson for the parent company, Hawthorn Senior Living, in an email to  The last positive test result was on April 2nd.

In early March, Ashton proactively implemented a leveled response program to address the increased spread of COVID-19.  On March 14, we elevated virus control measures within our communities, which includes very specific and extensive disinfecting protocols.  These protocols were further enhanced at Ashton on March 27th when residents were asked to shelter in their apartments.  These enhanced protocols remain in place according to Bryan.  Ashton management remains in close contact with Maine Department of Health & Human Services and MaineCDC.

Ashton is located in a densely developed residential area and congested section of Ocean Avenue, not far from The Cedars.  The Cedars reported yesterday an increase of four cases at yesterday’s daily briefing.  Falmouth by the Sea, 101 Foreside Road, is likewise sited in a densely developed  residential area with substantial vehicular traffic running past it very large senior population and that will probably be a factor in when the state or parts of it will open again for business.

Meanwhile, the MaineCDC has reported today 32 deaths with 847 confirmed cases of the COVID-19 – increases from Friday’s daily briefing by Dr. Shah, Director of the MaineCDC.

“Over all, about a fifth of deaths from the virus in the United States have been tied to nursing homes or other long-term care facilities, the Times review of cases shows.  And more than 36,0000 residents and employees across the nation have contracted it,” said a front page article in The New York Times, today, Saturday, April `18, 2020.