New Horizons Retirement Communities

Independent and assisted living in a warm, friendly community


Boston assisted living

This section describes both (not-for-profit) New Horizons retirement communities developed by Cummings Foundation. New Horizons assisted living in Marlborough, Massachusetts is located just north of U.S. Route 20. It has a beautiful country setting near Longfellow's historic Wayside Inn at the end of Wilson Street.

New Horizons at Choate, another Massachusetts assisted living community, is near historic Horn Pond at 21 Warren Avenue in Woburn, Massachusetts. New Horizons in Woburn typically has a waiting list of about three to six months. The recently enlarged Marlborough residence, however, typically has only a very short waiting list, or none at all, due to its much larger campus.


Just about everyone looks forward to retirement as a time to relax and enjoy life. Often, though, we get too consumed by daily responsibilities to fully relish the leisure time we've worked so hard to gain. That's where New Horizons can make quite a difference.


Wonderful senior living at non-denominational New Horizons offers the perfect blend of convenience, flexibility, and personal services. Many seniors at both of these fine suburban Boston communities find that their independence increases after moving in, because New Horizons takes care of all those burdensome, time-consuming responsibilities. That allows residents to live life to their fullest!

Assisted and Independent living
in Boston, MA


New Horizons living means comfortable, spacious, private apartments (no two are identical) which become residents' individual, unique homes. Decorate with your own furnishings and style. Welcome family and friends as you like. Come and go as you please!

One of the finest aspects of New Horizons, and many other very good retirement communities, is the wonderfully supportive new relationships residents develop among themselves, and often with their caregivers. This wonderful opportunity manifests itself in so many ways, with totally renewed feelings of looking forward to the next day and the next activity, and really enjoying the company of fellow residents.

Enjoy three gourmet meals in elegant dining rooms, and share lots of social and recreational activities with warm, interesting neighbors. Just leave the cooking, cleaning, utilities, transportation, taxes, maintenance, and snow shoveling to New Horizons. You have more important things to do!

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There are always stimulating health programs and workshops, crafts, bridge and poker clubs, indoor and outdoor gardening, 24-hour front desk service, several well-stocked libraries, and on-site health facilities and religious services, as well as intergenerational programs, cultural events, local and Boston area excursions, cocktail parties, and so much more. Do as much or as little as you want - This is your home.

Independent and assisted living in MA

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Both not-for-profit New Horizons retirement communities in Massachusetts offer a unique combination of New England independent and assisted living arrangements, with ready access to wide varieties of medical and social services. Through constant attention to the needs of residents, New Horizons provides warm, comfortable, completely private living spaces for those who will live independently. They also provide that same personalized support for those who may need assistance.


Each New Horizons offers very economical and affordable Boston area independent and assisted living on beautifully landscaped grounds. Most MA assisted living residents living at the Marlborough campus come from Marlborough, Westborough, Southborough, Framingham, Sudbury, Concord, Weston, Waltham, Wayland and Worcester. Each lovely studio, one, or two bedroom well-lit apartment includes an oversized private bathroom, mini-kitchenette, cable TV and local telephone service, in-suite emergency call system, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, and more. The additional fee for a spouse or roomate in the same New Horizons independent suite in Marlborough is only $100 per month, including three meals per day, etc!

Some suites even feature skylights, private patios, and walk-in closets. Residents' comfort and convenience are of utmost importance because your home should make you happy.

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We could not begin to include here all the wonderful things that happen for residents living at New Horizons retirement communities. They're just very special places where very special people share dignified, refined, and friendly living.

Come visit - you should feel right at home


If you are seeking greater independence and would like to join us for lunch or dinner, please call (Marlborough: 508-460-5000 or Woburn: 781-932-8000). We would be delighted to welcome you and show you why New Horizons really is home.

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New residents of New Horizons - and for that matter all other Framingham Massachusetts area assisted living communities we know of - very often demonstrate greatly renewed zest for life within a matter of months. This joie de vivre is particularly noticeable for residents who have lived alone for some time before coming to New Horizons. Very commonly, residents themselves say, "I'm so happy! I wish I had come here years ago!"

All residents at New Horizons typically have choices of dining hours and multiple selections for entrees and side dishes, as well. Guests are always welcome to stop by for a delicious home cooked meal any day of the week.

Most resident suites include mini-kitchenettes for those who like to keep snacks in their personal refrigerator, or who might enjoy a cup of tea or hot soup before retiring. New Horizons also has full-sized homestyle kitchens available for those who might occasionally want to bake cookies, or teach a grandchild how to make Grandma's favorite spaghetti sauce or... Grandpa's Five-Alarm Chili!

Try us, you'll like us


When convenient, prospective residents or their families often try to spend some time socializing at New Horizons before deciding about moving in. Come meet and chat with a few of the current residents in the cheerful lounges.  Get their firsthand opinions about the advantages they enjoy from living at New Horizons.  There are so many!

If you would like to give New Horizons a short-term trial without the hassle and expense of moving or renting furniture, consider the Vacation Program at our Marlborough location (only). In this 30-day program, New Horizons provides a furnished suite, weekly housekeeping and linen service, three delicious meals served daily in an elegantly casual dining room, access to all activities and special programs within the community, including the use of the on-site Hemenway Health Club and indoor heated swimming pool. Also included is a Standard Assisted Living Service Plan for one with services provided by the on-site certified and Medicare-approved home health agency.

Becoming a New Horizons resident


Before a new resident moves in, there are some simple forms to sign, and there are no long-term leases. All New Horizons residents complete a Residence Agreement, however, which may be canceled without penalty at any time with two months' written notice, or promptly following a resident's passing.

A good retirement community will help its residents be as independent as possible, while providing ready assistance when needed. New Horizons is designed for seniors who still enjoy an active lifestyle, and who also want convenient abundant opportunities for socialization and friendship. All rates include three gracious meals daily, plus housekeeping, utilities, linens, local transportation, and a wide range of activites at this very affordable Marlborough, MA assisted living center.


New Horizons is an open and accepting community. We celebrate the diversity of our residents. Our differences do not define us, but rather inform and enrich our overall living experience. New Horizons is welcoming to people of all backgrounds, and our current resident population reflects this central philosophy, as people of different races, religions, geographic origins, financial backgrounds and life experiences have come together to form one dynamic community.

Respite stays

For individuals in need of temporary supportive services while recuperating from a hospital stay, during rehabilitation, or while a family member is away, New Horizons in Marlborough offers a respite program for individuals or couples, with a minimum 30-day stay and maximum 60-day stay.

Respite residents are provided furnished suites with kitchenette, bath with walk-in shower, emergency response system, and cable and local telephone service. The program fee includes a Standard Assisted Living Service Plan for one, with personal care provided by the on-site certified and Medicare-approved home health agency. Additional care is always available, and a licensed nurse is scheduled on site 24 hours per day, seven days a week.

Included are three delicious meals served daily in an elegantly casual dining room, weekly housekeeping and linen service, and all regular community activities, as well as all special programs. There is a 140-seat stained-glass chapel and religious services on site for all faiths.

Hearthstone Alzheimer Care

Hearthstone Alzheimer Care, Ltd. is a prominent, internationally-known organization that provides dementia care in several states. It operates residences at both the Woburn and Marlborough New Horizons. Occasionally, when the need arises, residents may transfer from New Horizons to the Hearthstone residence - typically in a relatively seamless transition.

New Horizons provides meals for Hearthstone residents and, of course, provides the residents' individual suites. It does not in any way, however, supervise or direct Hearthstone management or caregivers, or the actual Hearthstone residential program, and has no ownership interest.


Dr. John Ziesel, widely recognized as a pioneer in the Alzheimer treatment field, co-founded and continues to manage the Hearthstone programs. The main phone number of their executive offices in Woburn, MA is 781-674-2884.

Hospice Residence

Suites within New Horizons' main community are now available for residents with terminal conditions that do not require nursing home care. Many of these residents will, however, have supplemental hospice nursing, counseling and physician care through a local licensed hospice agency. In New Horizons' Hospice suites, residents will have around-the-clock help with the activities of daily living.

Residents in New Horizons' Hospice suites typically seek to maintain their quality of life in their remaining months or years. Palliative care is provided as needed by the caring staffs of our on-site Medicare-approved home care agencies serving New Horizons residents.

Another very important part of New Horizons' continuum of care is the special program for residents requiring scheduled and spontaneous care on a 24/7 basis. This program is intended to serve residents who do not need someone stationed full time at their bedside, but who will need someone to respond almost instantly from time to time at any hour to provide help with the activities of daily living, but not medical services of a registered nurse, for instance.

Residents in this program might typically arrange for three hours daily of scheduled assistance and an additional three hours a day for unscheduled "spontaneous" service. All residents wear an emergency response bracelet which they routinely use to alert their assigned caregivers.

If you know of anyone else who might appreciate receiving information about the New Horizons and The Meadows retirement community, please leave us your contact information. We will contact you promptly.


New Horizons at Choate, LLC
21 Warren Ave.
Woburn, MA 01801
New Horizons at Marlborough, LLC
400 Hemenway St.
Marlborough, MA 01752

Massachusetts retirement living near Boston

Consider The Meadows apartments for Boston area seniors. This large MA retirement community is a member of MassALFA - Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association. The Meadows offers easy access and is on the same campus as New Horizons' independent and assisted living residence in Marlborough, MA.

Other Mass Alfa Independent and Assisted Living Communities for Seniors

Central Massachusetts
Ayer Assisted Living
Christopher Heights assisted living Of Webster
Christopher Heights assisted living Of Worcester
Coleman House assisted living
Corcoran House assisted living
Draper Place assisted living
Ducharme Estates assisted living
Eisenberg Assisted Living Residence
The Elms At Briarwood assisted living
Hampton Suites assisted living At Southgate
Hearthside assisted living At Baldwinville
Leominster Crossings assisted living
The Lodge At Eddy Pond assisted living
Manor On The Hill assisted living
Notre Dame Du Lac assisted living
Oak Ledge Terrace assisted living
Rivercourt Residences assisted living
Shrewsbury Crossings assisted living
Sunrise Assisted Living Of Leominster
Tatnuck Park assisted living At Worcester
Whitcomb House assisted living
Whitney Place assisted living At Northborough
Whitney Place assisted living At Northbridge
Whitney Place assisted living At Westborough
The Woods assisted living At Eddy Pond

Greater Boston
The BayView assisted living
Boylston Place assisted living at Chestnut Hill
Cadbury Commons assisted living
The Cambridge Homes assisted living
Chestnut Park assisted living at Cleveland Circle
Edelweiss Village assisted living
The Foley Senior Residences assisted living
Goddard House In Brookline assisted living
John F. Kennedy Apartments assisted living
The Landmark at Longwood assisted living
Neville Place at Fresh Pond assisted living
Providence House Senior Living Community
Rogerson House assisted living
Springhouse assisted living
Standish Village at Lower Mills assisted living
Sunrise Assisted Living of Arlington assisted living
Susan S. Bailis Community
Visiting Nurse Community
Winter Valley Residences, Inc.
Youville House assisted living
Cabot Park Village assisted living
Center Communities of Brookline assisted living
McCrohon House assisted living
Milton Residences for the Elderly assisted living
Zelma Lacey House of Charlestown assisted living

North of Boston
Ashland Farm at North Andover assisted living
Assisted Living Center – Salisbury
The Atrium at Drum Hill assisted living
The Atrium at Veronica Drive assisted living
Bertram House of Swampscott assisted living
Billerica Crossings assisted living
Blaire House of Tewksbury assisted living
Brighton Gardens assisted living of the North Shore
Chelmsford Crossings assisted living
Cohen Florence Levine Estates assisted living
Country Club Heights assisted living
Elizabeth Calsey House assisted living
Elizabeth Calsey House at Lions Mouth Road
The Gables at Winchester assisted living
The Grace Morgan House assisted living
Harborlight House assisted living
Haverhill Crossings assisted living
Hearthstone Alzheimer Care assisted living
Heritage at Danvers assisted living
The Herrick House assisted living
The John Bertram House assisted living
The Landmark at Oceanview assisted living
Longmeadow Place assisted living
Longwood Place at Reading assisted living
Maplewood Place assisted living
Marland Place assisted living
Meadow Lodge at Drum Hill assisted living
Merrimack Place assisted living
MI Residential Community assisted living
The Pines of Tewksbury assisted living
Prospect House assisted living
Sunrise Assisted Living at Gardner Park assisted living
Woodbridge assisted living
Youville Place assisted living

South of Boston
Allerton House assisted living at Central Park
Allerton House assisted living at Hancock Park
Allerton House assisted living at Harbor Park
Allerton House assisted living at the Village at Duxbury
Assisted Living at Fenno House
The Atrium assisted living at Faxon Woods
Brighton Gardens assisted living of Dedham
Emmanuel House Residence assisted living
Glen at Grove Manor Estates assisted living
Grove Manor Estates assisted living
Hearthstone Alzheimer Care assisted living
Heights Crossing assisted living
Marina Place assisted living
New England Friends Home assisted living
River Bay Club assisted living
Sunrise Assisted Living of Cohasset
Sunrise Assisted Living of Norwood
Traditions of Dedham assisted living
New Pond Village assisted living

Southeastern MA & the Islands
Alden Place assisted living
The Arbors at Taunton assisted living
Atria Woodbriar assisted living
Canterbury Woods assisted living
The Cedars Assisted Living assisted living
Christopher Heights of Attleboro assisted living
Decatur House assisted living
EPOCH Assisted Living of Brewster
EPOCH Assisted Living of Norton
Forge Hill Senior Living Community assisted living
Harbor Point at Centerville assisted living
The Henrietta Brewer House assisted living
Heritage at Dartmouth assisted living
Heritage at Falmouth assisted living
The Inn at Silver Lake assisted living
The Landmark at Fall River assisted living
Long Hill assisted living
Plymouth Crossings assisted living
Pocasset Place Assisted & Independent Living
Sunrise Assisted Living of Dartmouth assisted living
Sunrise Assisted Living of Plymouth assisted living
Swan Brook assisted living
Thirwood Place assisted living
Victorian Mansion assisted living
The Victorian of Chatham assisted living
The Village at Willow Crossings assisted living
Whaler's Cove assisted living
Whitehall Estate assisted living

West of Boston
Avery Crossings assisted living
Brigham House assisted living
Carmel Terrace assisted living
Concord Park assisted living
Dorothy Frances Home assisted living
Evans Park at Newton Corner assisted living
The Falls at Cordingly Dam assisted living
Golden Pond assisted living
Hearthstone Alzheimer Care assisted living
Heritage at Framingham assisted living
The Inn at Robbins Brook assisted living
New Horizons at Marlborough assisted living
Norumbega Point assisted living at Weston
Orchard Hill at Sudbury assisted living
Scandinavian Living Center assisted living
Sunrise Assisted Living of Wayland
Sunrise Assisted Living of Weston
Traditions of Wayland assisted living
The Village at Farm Pond assisted living
Waltham Crossings assisted living
Whitney Place at Natick assisted living

Western Massachusetts

American Inn for Retirement Living
The Arbors at Amherst assisted living
The Arbors at Chicopee assisted living
Cameron House Assisted Living Community
East Village Place assisted living
EPOCH Assisted Living at Melbourne
Glenmeadow Retirement Community
The Landmark at Monastery Heights assisted living
Mason-Wright Retirement Community
Orchard Valley at Wilbraham assisted living
Pinehill at Kimball Farms assisted living
Reeds Landing assisted living
Rockridge Retirment Community assisted living
Rockwell Victorian assisted living
Rosewood Homestyle Assisted Living
Ruth's House assisted living
Sarawood assisted living
Side by Side assisted living
Sugar Hill Senior Living Community