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16 55 Plus Living Communities in the Needham Area

One Wingate Way

Experience luxury Independent Living

  •  235 Gould Street, Needham, MA 02494 $$$$
  • Spacious apartments in a variety of layouts, from 710 sqft. to 1036 sqft.
  • Casual dining in the Club Lounge with pool table and bar
  • Theater with Bose sound system, comfortable seating and mini bar
  • Life Enrichment programs featuring weekly lectures, musicians, excursions and more
  • AQUA by Wingate Fitness and Wellness Center

Brookdale Quincy Bay

Independent Living and Assisted Living in Quincy Bay

  •  99 Brackett St., Quincy, MA 02169 $$
  • Spacious studio, one and two-bedroom apartments
  • Emergency response system for added peace of mind
  • Balcony (excluding studios) for private outdoor living space
  • Our general store makes it easy to pick up some last minute things or everyday items for your apartment.
  • Our full-service dining program offers three meals a day, prepared with only the freshest ingredients, and a variety of menu options.

New Pond Village

Welcome Home. Your Friends Await.

  •  180 Main Street, Walpole, MA 02081 $$$

Entrance Fees Required

  • One- and two-bedroom apartments, many with the option of a den
  • Private balcony or patio with many apartments
  • Well-stocked, spacious library with a fireplace and inviting, comfortable seating areas
  • Upscale Pub & On-site bank
  • Resident greenhouse and raised garden beds

Florence House

Affordable living for middle income elders...

  •  17 Florence Street, Roslindale, MA 02131 $$$$
  • 17 one-bedroom cooperatively owned apartments especially designed to meet the needs of persons 55 years of age or older
  • No income limit on residents
  • On-site staff to respond to after business hours emergencies
  • Private parking lot
  • Emergency call cords located in bathrooms and bedrooms

Springhouse

Welcome to Springhouse

  •  46 Allandale St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 $$

Entrance fees apply

  • Boston Location
  • Set Amid Nature
  • Boutique-Sized Community
  • Fresh, Chef-Prepared Meals (Independent Living: Dinner each evening with option to purchase breakfast and lunch)
  • 24-Hour Building Security

Linden Ponds

Boston senior living, located on the South Shore

  •  300 Linden Ponds Way, Hingham, MA 02043 $

AVG Pricing: $3,200 monthly for Independent Living; Entrance fees apply

  • Linden Ponds offers an array of maintenance-free apartment homes, more than you'll find at other Boston senior living communities.
  • We offer pricing plans and custom upgrade options to match every taste and budget.
  • Enjoy a variety of tantalizing food choices served daily in our on-site restaurants.
  • Stay strong and healthy swimming in the all-season pool or working out in the fitness center.
  • Participate in clubs and activities that meet on our Boston senior living campus daily - there is a wide variety to choose from!

Spencer House

Attractive, comfortable and affordable housing

  •  2053R Columbus Avenue, Roxbury, MA 02119 $
  • One-bedroom apartments measure 540 square feet
  • Each unit contains a full kitchen and private bath and is designed for a one to two-person household
  • Elevator service, central air-conditioning, heat, laundry and trash compacting
  • All units are carpeted and pre-wired for cable
  • Spencer House is ideal for people who utilize public transportation and enjoy the proximity to Franklin Park

Beacon House

Welcome to Beacon House!

  •  19 Myrtle Street, Boston, MA 02114 $

Subsidized, 30% of income

  • Modern studio and one-bedroom apartments with fully equipped kitchens and baths
  • Seven apartments fully adapted for wheelchairs
  • Comfortable atrium, community room, and library
  • Computer lab with professional classes for residents
  • On-site access to MGH Senior HealthWISE program

Cabot Park Village

Vibrant independent living community where the energy of the city beckons.

  •  280 Newtonville Avenue, Newton, MA 02460 $$$
  • A variety of private apartment styles and sizes
  • Reliable weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • Heated indoor saline pool
  • General store
  • Fitness center & Exercise classes

The Cambridge Homes

A Distinguished 130-Year History

  •  360 Mount Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138 $$$
  • We offer a range of accommodations and service packages to meet individual needs and preferences
  • Three delicious meals prepared daily by our chef & served by wait staff
  • A full program of social, educational, cultural & spiritual activities
  • Scheduled group outings in our private van
  • Weekly apartment housekeeping & daily trash removal

The Residence at Paine Estate

Welcome to the Residence at Paine Estate

  •  10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778 $$$$
  • 24-hour availability of a trained staff
  • A choice of apartments
  • An emergency call system in every apartment
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day
  • Scheduled local transportation

Wingate Campus at Silver Lake

A continuum of care

  •  21 Chipman Way, Kingston, MA 02364 $$$$
  • A welcoming, friendly, community of active, engaged neighbors
  • Strikingly beautiful living spaces with stylish architectural details
  • A diverse offering of activities and events to enlighten and entertain
  • Outstanding, chef-prepared daily meals served in distinctive dining rooms
  • Lovely landscaped grounds, patios and gardens, affording lovely lake, river and forest vistas

AVIVA Country Club Heights

Resort-Style Senior Living in Woburn with Premium Care

  •  3 Rehabilitation Way, Woburn, MA 01801 $$$
  • Terrific golf course views
  • Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Multipurpose great room for entertainment, presentations and gatherings
  • Lovely dining room serving chef-prepared meals
  • Mulligan's Pub, a favorite social spot

Concord Park

A World of Choice Awaits at Concord Park Senior Living

  •  68 Commonwealth Ave, Concord, MA 01742 $$$
  • We offer a range of accommodations and services to meet individual needs and preferences
  • Delicious meals prepared daily by our chef & served by wait staff
  • A full program of social, educational, cultural & spiritual activities
  • Wellness Program, including exercise classes to improve strength & balance
  • Access to on-site trained personal care staff 24 hours a day

Brooksby Village

Peabody senior living, conveniently located on Boston's north shore

  •  100 Brooksby Village Drive, Peabody, MA 01960 $

AVG Rate: $3200 monthly, Entrance fees apply

  • Brooksby Village has a variety of maintenance-free apartment homes to choose from, more than other Peabody senior living communities offer.
  • Participate in resident-run clubs and activities that meet regularly on our Peabody senior living campus; there are hundreds to choose from!
  • Sample a variety of delicious food choices served daily in our on-site restaurants.
  • Swim laps year-round in the indoor heated pool or stay strong in the fitness center.
  • Revisit a favorite hobby, pastime or activity. The opportunities for fun are endless!

Brightview Danvers

Brightview Danvers serves Peabody, Salem, Danvers, Marblehead, Beverly and the surrounding area.

  •  50 Endicott Street, Danvers, MA 01923 $$$

Avg Price: $5500 monthly

  • Deluxe studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments
  • Fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher, oven, microwave, garbage disposal and refrigerator with ice maker
  • Inviting outdoor spaces for exercise, dining, gardening or just relaxing
  • Free, designated resident parking
  • Real Movie Theater complete with theater seating and popcorn

What are Active Adult and 55+ Communities?
Active Adult and 55+ Communities are geared towards older adults who are able to live independently and who don’t require the services that retirement, assisted living or memory care communities provide.  Many residents still work full- or part-time.  For those seniors who desire a low-maintenance lifestyle, often with resort-like amenities and organized social activities, an active adult or 55+ community may be the right option.  These communities fall into two categories:

1) Age-Restricted – For 55+ communities, in order to comply with the Housing for Older Persons Act of 1995, one person must be aged 55 or older in at least 80% of the occupied housing units.  The other 20% of the homes are open to younger adults, sometimes with a minimum age that is established by the community, creating the 80/20 rule.  If the minimum age in the community is 62, then all residents must be aged 62 or older.

2) Age-targeted – These communities are marketed towards the 55+ population, with amenities that promote an active adult lifestyle, but there are no age restrictions.

The types of homes in an active adult neighborhood vary from community to community, as do the range of services and amenities provided.  From small apartments to two- or three-bedroom single-family homes with attached garages, there’s a broad range of housing options available, with many communities offering multiple home styles.  Communities can offer luxurious, resort-like features with multiple, daily planned activities, or be lower-engagement with more simple amenities.  The term “active” adult does not necessarily mean physically active, although these communities often have facilities that help foster a more physically active lifestyle.  Events and outings that encourage social activity are common, and opportunities for mental stimulation, through cultural excursions and enrichment classes, may also be scheduled.  Amenities may include:

Golf
Tennis and pickleball courts
Walking trails
Fitness centers and exercise classes
Gathering spaces such as a clubhouse or lounge
Pools
Planned social activities
Classes and lectures
Clubs and interest groups

There are many benefits to living in an Active Adult or 55+ Community.  These benefits include:

Location – these communities are often located near shopping, parks, restaurants, office buildings and local attractions
Low-maintenance living – exterior home maintenance and lawn care are usually provided
Neighbors of similar age – being in close proximity to people in the same stage of life makes it easier to form new friendships
Amenities – facilities and programs that promote better health, strengthen social bonds and improve or maintain mental sharpness will help keep seniors vibrant and happy

When searching for an Active Adult Community, be sure to keep in mind which amenities are best suited to your lifestyle, choose a location that provides access to what is important to you and take any rules or fees into account.

Use our US map above to begin your search for Active Adult and 55+ communities. Our search results include pictures, floor plans, contact info and pricing where available.