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34 Independent Living Communities in the Framingham Area

Premium Community

Atria Marina Place

Exquisite Senior Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care in North Quincy

  •  Four Seaport Drive, North Quincy, MA 02171 $$
  • 24-hour availability of a trained staff
  • A choice of apartments
  • A full-time director for events and activities
  • Anytime Cafe with complimentary snacks and beverages
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day
Premium Community

Manor on the Hill

The Difference is Caring

  • We are committed to provide you with maximum independence in a luxurious environment
  • Emergency Response System in each room
  • Social activity calendar, outings, exercise and live entertainment
  • On site rehab services and hospice services available
  • Elegant dining room with fireplace where yhree hot and nutritious meals are served daily

Brookdale Cushing Park

Exceptional Senior Living

  •  300 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA 01702 $$
  • Set on 36 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard, lovely gardens and walking trails
  • 225 apartments on three floors with independent living cottages close by
  • Our common areas include our lovely dining room, library and activities center
  • Conveniently located in a residential area near the Natick Mall, Shoppers World and Farm Pond
  • With a full range of services, residents can remain here even if their health needs change.

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

The Residence at Valley Farm

Good Times. Good Friends. Great Care!

  •  369 Pond Street, Ashland, MA 01721
  • 24-hour availability of trained staff
  • A choice of apartments with emergency call system
  • Full-time director of events and activities
  • Excercise room and regular recreational activities
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day

Golden Pond Assisted Living

Welcome Home

  •  50 West Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
  • Full-time Program Director, Social Program Director, Resident Care Director and 24-hour Resident Care Associates trained in Alzheimer's care
  • Apartment housekeeping, daily bed making, trash removal, laundering of towels, linens and personal laundry, and maintenance of building and grounds
  • Personal care assistance (help with showering, dressing and personal hygeine) and medication management assistance in the privacy of the resident's apartment
  • “Brain healthy” Memory Preservation Nutrition® Program featuring delicious meals
  • Additional services are available from third-party vendors, including hairdressing & barber services, dry cleaning, pharmacy delivery, private telephone, cable TV & internet service

The Highlands Gracious Retirement Living

Welcome to a community where caring hearts and friendly smiles await you.

  •  129 E Main St, Westborough, MA 01581 $$
  • Studio, one bedroom, and two bedrooms w/kitchenettes
  • 24-hour emergency pull cords in each room
  • 3 Chef prepared meals daily
  • All day coffee bar and snack bar
  • Weekly housekeeping, including dusting, vacuuming, and sanitation of counters and cabinets

Concord Park

Welcome to Concord Park

  •  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

One Wingate Way

Step into a unique living experience at One Wingate Way

  •  235 Gould Street, Needham, MA 02494
  • Spacious apartments in a variety of layouts, from 710sqft to 1036sqft
  • 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

Cabot Park Village

Welcome to Cabot Park Village Independent Senior Living in Newton, MA

  •  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 Linden at Dedham

Senior Living with a Whole Lotta Heart

  •  391 Common Street, Dedham, MA 02026
  • Several floor plans of varying square footage
  • Three homemade meals served restaurant-style each day, in our elegant dining room
  • A diverse, full-time activities program for premier senior living and elder care
  • Scheduled transportation to off-site activities and appointments
  • Weekly housekeeping, linen and laundry service

The Residence at Watertown Square

Good Times. Good Friends. Great Care!

  •  20 Summer Street, Watertown, MA 02472
  • 24-hour availability of trained staff
  • A choice of apartments with emergency call system
  • Full-time director of events and activities
  • Excercise room and regular recreational activities
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day

The Residence at Boylston Place

Imagine You Being You Again!

  •  615 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
  • Kitchenette with Refrigerator/Microwave or a Full Kitchen
  • 24-Hour State-of-the-Art Emergency Response System
  • Parlor with a Baby Grand Piano and a Limestone Fireplace
  • Full Service Restaurant with a Show Kitchen and Lounge
  • State-of-the-Art Cinema

Traditions of Dedham

Premier Independent Living, Assisted Living & Reflections Memory Care

  •  735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026
  • 24-hour availability of a trained staff
  • A choice of apartments with emergency call system
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Delicious meals served restaurant-style each day
  • Scheduled local transportation

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

Sophia Snow Place

Life Your Way

  •  1205-1215 Centre Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132 $
  • We are a unique senior living community that offers an affordable lifestyle in a modern facility on a lovely campus setting
  • Two senior living options on our campus - 66 spacious Independent Living apartments & 36 private Supportive Living suites
  • Our location affords easy access to world-class medical care, rich cultural and educational resources, sporting events, fine dining and shopping
  • Community rooms on the ground floor invite friendly gatherings and social events, and provide venues for our extensive activities program
  • Sophia Snow Place offers unusual value in today's senior living environment

Springhouse

Welcome to Springhouse

  •  46 Allandale St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
  • Gracious dining room with private room for entertaining
  • Art gallery and cafe
  • Fitness and exercise room
  • Lovely outdoor seating, gardens and patios
  • On-site physical and occupational services

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

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

The Gables at Winchester - MA

The Gables at Winchester Luxurious Retirement Living in Massachusetts

  •  299 Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA 01890 $$$
  • Choice of apartment floor plan
  • Restaurant-style dining with menu options
  • Weekly housekeeping and linen service
  • All utilities included, except phone and cable services
  • Emergency call response system in each suite

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

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

The Community at Pond Meadow

Just what you're looking for - right in your back yard!

  •  279 East Street, Wrentham, MA 02093
  • Maintenance free living,“ all inside and outside maintenance and repairs are taken care of by our staff
  • One-bedroom, two-bedroom and two-bedroom deluxe homes are available
  • All homes have a patio for outdoor entertaining and enjoyment
  • The Community Center, which still maintains the charm of the barn it was converted from, welcomes residents for community activities and family gatherings
  • Each week a variety of resident driven activities are scheduled, which include Tai Chi, Book Club, Pot Luck Dinners, Bridge, Sewing Club, and much more

Hale House

Caring Support for Independent Living

  •  273 Clarendon Street, Boston, MA 02116
  • Hale House is an affordable residence that provides personalized care respectful of the need for privacy and independence
  • Private rooms, meals, and 24-hour care to 57 elderly men and women regardless of their ability to pay
  • In addition to providing licensed residential care including full social support services
  • Hale House offers a wide range of community services and activities

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

The Residence at Freeman Lake

Your Home on a Grand Scale

  •  4 Technology Drive, N. Chelmsford, MA 01863
  • Set on beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard, lovely gardens and walking trails
  • 79 apartments on two floors
  • Here our residents,” in many cases, with their pets,” enjoy retirement living
  • Our services focus on wellness to help you maintain your health, so you can live as independently as possible
  • Our common areas,” including our lovely dining room, library and TV room,” give residents and their loved ones the opportunity to get to know one another

Wood Haven

Celebrating Long Term Memories

  •  2580 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876
  • Set on more than two acres of beautifully landscaped grounds with a courtyard and walking trails
  • 46 apartments all on one level for easy access
  • Three homemade meals served restaurant-style each day, in our elegant dining room
  • Scheduled transportation to off-site activities and appointments
  • Weekly housekeeping, linen and laundry service

Brookdale Eddy Pond

Exceptional Senior Living in Auburn MA

  •  669 Washington Street, Auburn, MA 01501
  • Several floor plans of varying square footage
  • Parties, socials, hobby and game groups
  • Three homemade meals served restaurant-style each day, in our elegant dining room
  • A diverse, full-time activities program for premier senior living and elder care
  • Weekly housekeeping, linen and laundry service

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.

The Village at Willow Crossings

A wide range of award-winning care on a 20-acre campus

  •  25 Cobb Street, Mansfield, MA 02048
  • A variety of private apartment styles and sizes
  • Picturesque 20-acre woodland campus
  • English pub and tea room
  • Seasonal outdoor dining
  • Fitness and wellness center with exercise classes

What are Retirement Communities?
Retirement communities are often also called independent living communities, because they are designed for seniors who are able to live independently, with no need for daily personal or medical care. They are generally mid-to large-sized campus-style communities that offer a wide variety of activities and conveniences for residents.

If this sounds similar to an active adult or 55+ community, that is because retirement and active adult communities share some core commonalities. These often include providing exterior home and lawn maintenance, planned social activities, communal spaces and outdoor amenities such as tennis courts, golf courses or swimming pools. The benefits of living in a retirement community are generally the same as living in other types of senior housing: more opportunities for social engagement, more free time to spend pursuing hobbies and low-maintenance living. Retirement communities take low-maintenance living to an even higher level than active adult communities, because the following are often included, with other services available a la carte:

• Meals – 3x/day, served in a dining room
• Linen and laundry service
• Housekeeping
• Interior home maintenance
• Scheduled transportation to shopping, medical appointments and other errands
• 24-hr staff and onsite-healthcare in case of emergency

As in most types of senior housing, the size and style of home varies from community to community, from studio apartments to large villas, often with many styles available within the same campus. While the homes may differ in size, most will have features that are designed with seniors in mind, such as:

• One-level living
• Wide doorways
• Walk-in showers
• Low thresholds
• Emergency call systems

And while every community is unique, many will offer the same types of amenities and benefits to residents, all aimed at allowing them to live easier, more engaged and fulfilling lives. Most retirement communities provide an even broader range of amenities than those found in active adult communities, including:

• Daily scheduled activities, fitness classes or crafts
• On-site salons, libraries and chapels
• Game rooms
• Theaters
• Community meeting spaces such as club houses and bistros
• Private dining rooms for special family meals
• Community excursions

Some independent living communities are located within larger campuses that also offer assisted living, skilled nursing and memory care services; these campuses are called Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). They offer a full range of senior care to residents as they age and their health needs change. CCRCs allow residents to age in place, and stay within the same overall community, as they move from one level of care to the next. A CCRC is especially helpful if one spouse has different care needs than the other. Even if one spouse is in a higher-level care facility, couples are still close enough to see each other every day and are able to enjoy the same amenities and activities.

Use our US map above to begin your search for the best retirement communities for you or your loved one.