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The Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

235 Gould Street, Needham, MA 02494

4.1
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Voted Best Assisted Living in Boston in 2014 & 2015 by SENIORADVISOR.COM and Voted Best Retirement Living Residence in Needham and Surrounding Communities by the Readers of Hometown Weekly in 2014. The Residences at Wingate is an Independent Living, Assisted Living, and Memory Care Community in...

Highlands on the East Side

101 Highland Avenue, Providence, RI 02906

4.6
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

WE ARE NOW OPEN! Exclusively created to celebrate you, your wisdom, your spirit, and your life — The Highlands on the East Side is a newly designed Assisted Living residence with all the comforts of home...and more! We pride ourselves as being the value choice for senior living by offering...

Laurelwood at The Pinehills

10 Golf Drive, Plymouth, MA 02360

3.8
(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Situated within a beautiful woodland of trees, hills and valleys, Laurelwood at The Pinehills, proudly takes its place as the newest neighborhood within The Pinehills, a village in the heart of Plymouth, recently named 2015 Community of the Year in the Best in American Living Awards by the...

Capitol Ridge at Providence

700 Smith Street, Providence, RI 02908

4.0
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Capitol Ridge at Providence is a cozy urban retreat situated in historic Providence, overlooking downtown and of course the State Capitol. The beautiful, historic setting is accented by manicured gardens, private walking paths and gazebos. A terrace off the main dining room offers seasonal...

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Traditions of Dedham

735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026

4.6
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Since 2002, Traditions of Dedham has been committed to not only our residents, but also the Dedham and neighboring community seniors for over 15 years. We are your trusted choice with a great reputation for quality and care. Here you'll find an active, vibrant senior community at Traditions of...

Brookdale Eddy Pond East

667 Washington Street, Auburn, MA 01501

4.8
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Brookdale Eddy Pond East is a premiere assisted living and memory care community in Auburn, Massachusetts. Our community has an ideal location off Route 20 and convenient to I-395 just minutes from grocery stores, banks, restaurants, shopping and three world-class hospitals. Auburn is a historic...

Cornerstone at Milford

11 Birch Street, Milford, MA 01757

4.5
(14 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Cornerstone at Milford offers local seniors service-enriched Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood featuring innovative, research-based programming for those with memory loss developed in affiliation with the Boston University School of Medicine Alzheimer's...

Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings

674 West Hollis Street, Nashua, NH 03062

4.2
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Benchmark Senior Living at Nashua Crossings in Nashua, NH is an assisted living community choice for older adults who value their independence but need assistance with daily life activities. If you or your loved one needs help with medication management, bathing, dressing, or transportation to...

Benchmark Senior Living at Leominster Crossings

1160 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453

3.9
(16 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Residents of Leominster Crossings enjoy attractive apartments, comfortable community rooms, a lovely outdoor patio and garden and an ever-changing program of social and fitness activities. 24- Hour assistance is personally tailored to each resident's changing needs and is provided by a caring...

Anchor Bay at East Providence

1440 Wampanoag Trail, East Providence, RI 02915

4.0
(15 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Anchor Bay East Providence, our residents enjoy private apartment homes overlooking our wooded grounds and marshland. Residents choose from a variety of apartment floor plans and layouts to find the best apartment home for them. Each home includes individual climate controls, balconies or...

Whitney Place at Westborough

5 Lyman St, Westborough, MA 01581

4.0
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Established in 1995, Whitney Place Assisted Living Residences at Westborough is a warm and gracious setting for seniors who may or may not need a little help with their daily routines. In addition to private or shared apartments and individualized care, assisted living Residents enjoy delicious...

Traditions of Wayland

10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778

3.8
(17 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Traditions of Wayland is a senior community located in Wayland, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County, which offers assisted living, independent living and Alzheimer's memory care. Based in a stunning New England estate, the residence is surrounded by acres of beautiful land but is still within...

Sunrise of Cohasset

125 King Street, Cohasset, MA 02025

4.7
(12 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

Our community in Cohasset sits on historic Route 3A and is minutes from the South Shore coastline. Our activities program is second to none and we implement quite bit of outdoor excursions and trips. Some of the trips we take our seniors to include musicals, theatre, concerts, Scituate and...

The Gables of Fitchburg

935 John Fitch Highway, Fitchburg, MA 01420

4.9
(12 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Residents at The Gables enjoy their spacious apartments in a quaint community with the affordability they deserve.The Gables of Fitchburg is locally owned and offers Assisted Living in the privacy of your own apartment.We offer deluxe studios, one bedrooms, two bedrooms and two bedroom suites...

The Falls At Cordingly Dam

2300 Washington St, Newton, MA 02462

4.3
(14 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

A magnificent waterfall that once powered an 18th century mill creates a dramatic setting for The Falls at Cordingly Dam. Tucked away in a charming historic village, this is an extraordinary natural haven where fond memories and family traditions thrive. Inside, you'll find a familiar feeling of...

The Residence at Five Corners

678 Depot Street, Easton, MA 02356

4.4
(11 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

The Residence at Five Corners is located in the heart of Easton's Five Corners neighborhood, with close proximity to many of the town's historic landmarks, and all of the wonderful cultural and recreational attractions in the area.We offer 84 apartments for 90 residents; a combination of 32...

Sunrise of Wayland

285 Commonwealth Road, Wayland, MA 01778

4.2
(13 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

In beautiful, residential environments, we deliver the finest in senior care 24 hours a day/7 days a week and are recognized internationally for both quality and innovation. Guided by our Principles of Service, Sunrise affords families peace-of-mind by providing today's seniors with a range of...

Fairview Estates

132 E Main St, Hopkinton, MA 01748

4.7
(13 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Residence at Watertown Square

20 Summer St, Watertown, MA 02472

3.9
(12 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

We are located in the heart of historic Watertown, steps from the Charles River and an easy proximity to shopping, houses of worship, recreation and the many cultural attractions that the area offers. We serve the communities surrounding us including Belmont, Newton, Waltham and Cambridge.The...

Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

One Cedar Street, Woburn, MA 01801

4.6
(12 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Assisted LivingBenchmark Senior Living at Woburn in Woburn, MA is an assisted living community choice for older adults who value their independence but need assistance with daily life activities. If you or your loved one needs help with medication management, bathing, dressing, or transportation...

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What is independent living?

Independent living offers a stress-free lifestyle for older adults. Independent living communities don’t provide personal care or supervision, but do offer generally healthy adults opportunities for socialization and hassle-free living. Independent living services often include:

  • Nutritious meals and snacks
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry
  • Home maintenance and repairs
  • Social activities and outings
Complete guide to independent living

 

Boston, Massachusetts

 

Independent Living

An Independent Living Community allows residents the choice to live an active life while making sure their essential needs are fulfilled. Residents may continue to use their free time as they wish while their meals are cooked by a professionall chef, housekeeping and laundry duties are handled by staff, and recreational activities are scheduled and organized. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy the opportunity to be among peers, in a community with others of similar age groups and interests. Within the individual units, residents have access to a private living space and a full kitchen, and can even live with a partner if they choose. While policies differ between communities, numerous residences allow pets as well. Nursing and health care services may always be arranged for with private care providers if desired. There are a number of costs and advantages to consider while determining an independent living community. It is important to learn if these services are covered in the plan: private phone, internet access, cable TV, parking, utilities, field trips, laundry, and Waiting list deposit. The luxuries associated with independent living include laundry service, fitness center & swimming pool, healthcare center, game/TV room, restaurant-style dining hall, private rental hall, transportation, and golf course.

Demographics and Values

In terms of crime, Boston has 7.0 violent crimes per 1000 residents and 22.5 property crimes per 1000 residents. Demographically, Boston is 52.8% white, 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 7.2% other or not specified, 9.5% Asian, 0.4% Native American, 25.3% black, 19.4% Hispanic, and 4.9% mixed race. In terms of non-Christian denominations in Boston, out of the total population 0.7% practice Judaism, 1.0% practice an Eastern religion, and 1.1% practice Islam. In Boston, 37.2% are nonbelievers. In terms of Christian denominations, out of the total population of Boston 48.2% practice Catholicism, 4.9% practice another Christian faith, and 2.0% are Baptists. Of the population of Boston 47.4% have a college degree, 20.9% have a high-school diploma, and 21.3% have a graduate degree. During the last presidential election, 81.8% voted Democrat, 4.1% voted for a third party candidate, and 14.1% voted Republican in Suffolk county. In Boston, 2.9% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Boston is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. Out of the total city population, 51.9% are female and 48.1% are male. In Boston, 20.4% of the population are over the age of 55, 8.1% are over the age of 60, 4.5% are over the age of 70, and 2.9% are over the age of 80. The median age of Boston is 32 years old. Out of the total population of Boston, 3.9% do not have health insurance, 12.3% have some form of disability, 68.9% participate in the labor force, and 4.1% are widowed. The current population of Boston is growing at a rate of 0.009%. Boston has a population density of 5,472 people per square mile.

Cost of Living

Cost of living can be a major influence when determining which destination is best for your family. The sales tax in Boston is 6.25%. The rent burden for Boston is around 22.6% of the average person’s monthly income. Monthly, the median rent in Boston is $1,964 and the median home value for Boston is about $455,371.

Local Hospitals and Health Care Providers

Access to medical communities can be a significant consideration in selecting the right destination for you or your loved one. In total, there are 13 hospitals located in Boston which offer emergency services and other healthcare. The top hospitals that service Boston include Massachusetts General Hospital, New England Baptist Hospital, and Brigham And Women’s Faulkner Hospital.

Regional Climate and Weather Information

For many seniors, weather and climate are a major influence in determining a home that is right for you. During the summer months, the average temperature in Boston is approximately 73F. The low summer temperature drops to about 59F in the month of June. The summer high is at around 85F during July. During winter months, the average air temperature sinks to roughly 33F. The winter high will rise to roughly 45F during the month of December. The low winter temperature is around 22 F during the month of February. On average, the air quality index rating in Boston is approximately 48.3. The average AQI conditions are rated as good. This means that there is no health advisory associated with the air quality for this destination. The air quality index rating is at its peak in December at about 58.7. During this time, the average air quality conditions are rated moderate. This means that those who are unusually sensitive should consider limiting the amount of time spent on outdoor exertion. Boston has a humid subtropical type of climate. Monthly, Boston measures around 4 inches of precipitation. The most precipitation historically occurs in October with an average of 5 inches in a month. Boston receives an average of 48.10 inches of snow in a year. On average, the humidity level for Boston is about 64%. Humidity ratings reach their peak in September at roughly 69%.

State Information

An overview of Massachusetts

Residents of Massachusetts enjoy its natural beauty which ranks 26th in the United States. In terms of personal well-being, Massachusetts ranks 2nd in healthcare and 8th in quality of life compared to other states. There are 78 hospitals and 129 health centers that service a population of 6,941,273. The three highest ranked hospitals in Massachusetts are Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital. In terms of resources, Massachusetts has a cost of living index of 133.8, a grocery index rating of 113.9, and a housing index rating of 170.3. These index ratings are based on a system where 100 is considered the national average and anything above 100 is considered more expensive than said average.

Social demographics of the state

In the most recent presidential election, 33% of Massachusetts residents voted Republican and 60% voted Democrat. In terms of religious values, 23% of Massachusetts’s population regularly attend some form of service and there are in total 4,200 different congregations. The top three Christian denominations in the state are Evangelical Protestant-9%, Mainline Protestant-10%, and Historically Black Protestant-2%. The top three non-Christian denominations in the state are Jewish-3%, Muslim-<1%, and Buddhist-<1%. In Massachusetts there are 27 masonic lodges. The median age in the state is 39, and 30% of the population is over the age of 55. The state of Massachusetts ranks 16th in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly.

State-wide weather information

On average, Massachusetts has an air quality index rating of around 38.9 AQI. The average air quality index rating peaks in the month of May with a rating of around 47.5 AQI. On average, the humidity rating for Massachusetts is around 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 71%. The average temperature in the winter falls to around 28F. The average high winter temperature is around 45F in the month of January. In the winter months, the average low temperature falls to around 7F during the month of December. During the summer, the average temperature in Massachusetts is around 68F. Over the summer months the average high temperature peaks at around 85F during the month of July. In the summer, the average low temperature drops to around 50F during the month of June. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.10 inches. On average, the state receives 4.04 inches of precipitation a month. While residents of Massachusetts mostly enjoy pleasant conditions, it’s important to be aware of inclement weather as well, which in Massachusetts can include hurricanes, earthquakes (moderate), and and tornados.

Wildlife to be found in Massachusetts

The state of Massachusetts has a diverse array of plant and animal life. Local plant life can consist of American linden, eastern red cedar, eastern hemlock, and American beech. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the obedient plant, the spotted geranium, the white pine, or the cut leaf coneflower. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.

Frequently asked questions about Independent Living facilities in Massachusetts

VNA Assisted & Senior Living Community, VNA Alewife Brook Pkwy and Sophia Snow House are the top rated independent living facilities near Boston, Massachusetts. See full list of communities.

There are 200 independent living facilities near Boston, Massachusetts. See the full list.

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