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Expert Senior Living Advisors from A Place for Mom can help direct you to Independent Living communities. Together, we will find the perfect fit for your loved one; and we will provide direction and support as needed. We partner with 50 Independent Living communities in Reading and the surrounding area, so there are many options to choose from. A Place for Mom is the largest senior living referral service in North America, and we can help you make a good choice at no cost to you.

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Independent Living near Reading, Massachusetts

The Residence at Pearl Street

75 Pearl Street, Reading, MA 01867

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Conveniently located adjacent to the town center of Reading, Massachusetts and within walking distance to the town common, post office, churches, banks, restaurants and many shops and services found in the thriving town center, our community recently received a $3 million full community...

The Residence at Melrose Station

158 Essex Street, Melrose, MA 02176

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The Residence at Melrose Station opened the summer of 2017 and offers 65 up-scale rental apartment homes that may be for either Independent (retirement) or Assisted Living, or a combination of both as there is no delineation between apartments. If one is Independent Living, for instance and...

The Gables at Winchester

299 Cambridge Street, Winchester, MA 01890

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For almost than 25 years, The Gables at Winchester has been serving the Winchester and surrounding communities. The Gables is a comfortable and elegantly furnished senior living community offering the finest in independent and assisted living apartments, as well as rehabilitation services and...

Atria Longmeadow Place

42 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803

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Atria Longmeadow Place is an assisted living and memory care community located in the town of Burlington, MA in Middlesex County. Burlington is approximately twenty-five miles northwest of Boston. The community is nestled in a wooded area of Burlington and sits adjacent to town conservation land....

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Heatherwood

1624 Main Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876

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We believe that Heatherwood Gracious Retirement Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure. At Heatherwood, our management teams live...

Atria Maplewood Place

295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148

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At Atria Maplewood Place, you'll find a friendly, family-like environment in a peaceful New England town. Residents are close to shopping, the theater, movies, places of worship and Revere Beach. Atria Maplewood Place combines the convenience of city life with the comforts of country living.Atria...

Stone Hill at Andover

141 Elm Street, Andover, MA 01810

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Stone Hill Assisted Living and Memory Care is located in picturesque Andover, MA is just off I-495 and minutes from the quaint shops and restaurants of historical downtown Andover. This brand new state-of-the-art community is currently under construction and scheduled to open Spring 2019.Stone...

VNA Alewife Brook Pkwy

405 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Somerville, MA 02144

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Bayberry at Emerald Court

2000 Emerald Court, Tewksbury, MA 01876

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Welcome to a new way of life at Bayberry at Emerald Court. Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood in Tewksbury, MA, Bayberry is an assisted living community ideally located just minutes from major shopping, entertainment and medical centers with easy access to I-93 and I-495. Bayberry offers...

Atria Marland Place

15 Stevens Street, Andover, MA 01810

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For more than 18 years, Atria Marland Place has been the senior living provider of choice for Andover's wisest older adults. Building on this foundation of trust, they've recently completed a thoughtful, thorough renovation to expand and enhance their community — including the addition of Atria...

Cadbury Commons

66 Sherman St, Cambridge, MA 02140

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Cadbury Commons is a family owned and operated Assisted Living Community located across from Denehey Park in Cambridge, MA.  Seniors choose Cadbury as a residence that provides an independent lifestyle.  Assisted Living services are offered to foster that independence, not remove...

Colonial Gardens

105 Cherry Hill Drive, Beverly, MA 01915

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We believe that Colonial Gardens Gracious Retirement Living is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure. At Colonial Gardens Gracious Retirement...

The Residence at Vinnin Square

224 Salem Street, Swampscott, MA 01907

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The Residence at Vinnin Square is a premier Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community, coming soon to a quiet, wooded parcel in Swampscott, MA. When you join our family, you’ll thrive in a vibrant community setting, and as importantly, your family and friends will have the...

Landmark at Ocean View

3 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915

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Landmark at Ocean View is a beautifully renovated historic building in the heart of downtown Beverly, close to shops, restaurants, churches, the public library and the town common. A community penthouse offers dramatic views of the ocean and city. One monthly fee includes both personal care and a...

The Parc at Harbor View Senior Living

46 Lincoln St, Winthrop, MA 02152

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At The Parc at Harbor View, residents enjoy an active, engaging lifestyle that promotes wellness and independence. It is our goal to keep our residents linked to resources and opportunities that will fulfill their needs and interests in the Winthrop area. Residents have many opportunities to...

The Residence at Watertown Square

20 Summer St, Watertown, MA 02472

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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...

Hale House

273 Clarendon St, Boston, MA 02116

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Summer Place

20 Summer Street, Chelmsford, MA 01824

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Summer Place provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. History comes alive at Summer Place. Located in the heart of Chelmsford, the town square dates back to the 1600's and we're just ten minutes from Walden Pond. Beyond heritage, you'll enjoy the convenience of...

Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons

One Harvest Circle, Lincoln, MA 01773

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Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons is a state-of-the-art assisted living community for people living with Alzheimer's or dementia and is located in Lincoln, Middlesex County, Massachusetts. Our campus facilities are tailored for the individual needs of residents with dementia in the historic...

The Berkeley Retirement Home & Skilled Nursing

150 Berkeley St, Lawrence, MA 01841

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Cabot Park Village

280 Newtonville Avenue, Newton, MA 02460

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Cabot Park Village offers Seniors an opportunity to live independently, while enjoying a truly carefree lifestyle. Just a short walk from Newtonville Center, Cabot Park Village's location offers residents a wide array of social and cultural activities. Residents enjoy pursuing their interests...

The Woods at Merrimack NOW OPEN

197 Howe Street, Methuen, MA 01844

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Waterstone at the Circle

385 Chestnut Hill Ave, Boston, MA 02135

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Waterstone at the Circle senior living community sets a standard for luxury senior living in the Boston area. The best of two worlds – urban and suburban – meet at Waterstone at the Circle, Boston’s newest senior living community located on the former site of the Circle Cinema in Boston’s...

Landmark at Longwood

63 Parker Hill Avenue, Boston, MA 02120

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Landmark at Longwood is a memory care and assisted living community located in the city of Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Our community is located at the epicenter of academics and is also proximal to the coastline. Boston is an ideal destination for family and friends who come to visit...

Giving Tree Senior Living

1827 Bridge St, Dracut, MA 01826

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Maplewood at Weston

99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493

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Maplewood at Weston is located along the Charles River in one of the most desirable suburbs in the country. Surrounded by the tranquil countryside, our community is just minutes from the many cultural attractions of Boston, including the Museum of Fine Arts and The Boston Symphony Orchestra. We...

Concord Park

68 Commonwealth Ave., Concord, MA 01742

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Concord Park, a Volunteer of America senior community, is conveniently located on Commonwealth Avenue in the heart of the West Concord, MA shopping village. Concord Park offers local seniors a secure, supportive and independent lifestyle. The community features both independent and assisted...

The Residence at Riverbend

149 County Road, Ipswich, MA 01938

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The Residence at Riverbend is a new rental community that has already established an outstanding reputation on the North Shore and beyond! Our dedication to an impeccable standard of quality in every aspect of the Riverbend lifestyle is evident in all we do; for instance our programs are created...

Sophia Snow House

1215 Centre St, Boston, MA 02132

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Sophia Snow House, Inc. is a non-profit, licensed, residential care community in a state-of-the art building. Services include meals, housekeeping, laundry services, activities, transportation, nursing staff on site, hairdresser and much more! We are convenient to the attractions of downtown...

Waterstone at Wellesley

27 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481

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Waterstone at Wellesley is the best there is in the Wellesley region. Located by the Charles River in Wellesley, Waterstone is the only assisted living community. We offer security and independence, giving you the peace and tranquility you require as a senior resident. Even more, Waterstone is...

Atria Marina Place

Four Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA 02171

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At Atria Marina Place, you'll find a welcoming senior community just 10 minutes from Boston on the seaside enclave of Marina Bay. Invite friends and family to enjoy the fresh breeze coming from the water or participate in one of more than 250 monthly activities.Atria Marina Place offers a choice...

The Wingate Residences of Needham & One Wingate Way

235 Gould Street, Needham, MA 02494

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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...

Wingate Residences at Haverhill

10 Residences Way, Haverhill, MA 01830

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Wingate Residences at Haverhill is a state of the art, private, residential community with 64 apartments, offering 24 hour supportive care for seniors interested in maintaining active lifestyles while planning for future needs. The Neighborhood also includes 20 apartments with support for memory...

Traditions of Wayland

10 Green Way, Wayland, MA 01778

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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...

The Residence at Salem Woods

6 Sally Sweet's Way, Salem, NH 03079

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Resting on a beautiful campus in Salem, New Hampshire, The Residence at Salem Woods is a brand new community scheduled to open in the spring of 2016. The community will offer independent living, assisted living, and memory care services to seniors.The Residence at Salem Woods is proudly operated...

Assisted Living at Fenno House

540 Hancock St, Quincy, MA 02170

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Fenno House has provided senior housing in the Wollaston section of Quincy for 42 years. Developed by Wollaston Lutheran Church and HUD, Fenno is not-for-profit and non-sectarian. Our residents come primarily from Boston and South Shore towns. Fenno House has offered certified Assisted Living for...

Camellia Gardens NOW OPEN

16 Digital Wy, Maynard, MA 01754

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We believe that Camellia Gardens is so much more than walls and windows - it's a place to enjoy home-cooked meals, game night, or a quiet evening with family and friends. It's where you always feel comfortable, safe, and secure.At Camellia Gardens, our management teams live on-site, and are...

NewBridge Independent Living

5000 Great Meadow Road, Dedham, MA 02026

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Brookdale Quincy Bay

99 Brackett Street, Quincy, MA 02169

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Welcome to the Good LifeIf you are ready to exchange the burdens of household chores for scenic views of Quincy Bay and the breathtaking Boston skyline, our independent and assisted living community is the place for you. You can enjoy all the conveniences of the city without sacrificing the...

Traditions of Dedham

735 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026

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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...

Avenu at Natick

3 Superior Dr., Natick, MA 01760

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Atria Merrimack Place

85 Storey Avenue, Newburyport, MA 01950

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Atria Merrimack Place in Newburyport, MA in Essex County is a senior living community for active, independent-minded seniors. Our community resides on beautiful grounds, with lush greenery in a quiet residential area. We're located in close proximity to the Interstate 95 and surrounded by the...

Mary Ann Morse at Heritage Senior Living Community

747 Water Street, Framingham, MA 01701

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Heritage at Framingham is an Assisted Living community where seniors find the services and security they need without giving up the traditions and independence they cherish. Located in eight park-like acres in the Nobscot region of Framingham, Heritage at Framingham offers seniors personal care...

Residences at Highland Glen

4100 Highland Glen Rd, Westwood, MA 02090

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Welcome to The Residences at Highland Glen, a friendly, upscale community for active adults, age 55 or older. Residents will enjoy the beautiful surroundings of Twin Pine Hill in Westwood, yet be in close proximity to everything! Conveniently located at Exit 16B/Westwood Route 109, there is...

Allerton House Weymouth

43 School House Rd, Weymouth, MA 02188

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Allerton House Weymouth provides pleasant, private apartments and a host of personal services, which emphasize independence, dignity and well-being. Help is available 24 hours a day. We offer: Choice of studio, 1 or 2 bedroom apartments Help with personal care: bathing, dressing, etc. is...

New Horizons at Marlborough LLC

400 Hemenway St, Marlborough, MA 01752

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New Horizons is a large not-for-profit continuing care retirement community where a happy, engaging retirement is everyone's most important concern. Fine gourmet dining and extensive planned activities are vital parts of every day, but it is our staff of exceptional people that has most enabled...

Brookdale Cushing Park

300 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA 01702

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Quality Care Today and TomorrowIf you are ready to exchange the burdens of household chores and maintenance for a lifestyle rich in comfort and quality care, prepare to savor the good life. Nestled on more than 100 acres in Framingham, Massachusetts, our community offers a wonderful quality of...

Grove Manor Estates

160 Grove St, Braintree, MA 02184

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The Glen at Grove Manor

180 Grove St, Braintree, MA 02184

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Orchard Cove Hebrew SeniorLife

1 Del Pond Dr, Canton, MA 02021

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Orchard Cove is a warm, inclusive, and award-winning senior living community in Canton, Massachusetts. Created by Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and a leading nonprofit senior care and aging research organization, Orchard Cove is known for its resident-driven culture....

Reading, Massachusetts

Independent Living

If you or your loved one desire the peace of mind of having your chores handled by professionalls while living the way you desire, think about the option of independent living. Meals, recreational activities and housekeeping duties are taken care of for you while you are unencumbered to use your time as you desire. Along with their daily needs being met, residents can enjoy an opportunity to be among peers, surrounded by others of similar age groups and interests. Residents’ quarters consist of a private living space with their own kitchen. The independence of apartment life is still enjoyed, offering opportunities to socialize with guests and visitors in a private and personal setting. While policies differ between locations, a number of residences allow cats and dogs as well. Nursing and health care services may always be arranged for with independent care providers as desired. There are an assortment of advantages and expenses to consider when deciding on an independent living community. It is important to learn if these amenities are covered in your service plan: cable TV, field trips, wellness program, housekeeping, move-in fee, internet access, private phone, and meals. The benefits that pertain to independent living include golf course, healthcare center, security guards, community activities, fitness center & swimming pool, beauty salon & barber shop, transportation, and game/TV room.

Cost of Living

The total cost of living can be a major factor in deciding which location fits best. The median monthly rent in Reading is around $2,075 and the median value for a home for Reading is approximately $497,529. The rent burden for Reading is about 19.0% of the average monthly income.

Demographics and Values

Reading has a population density of 997 people per square mile. The total population of Reading consists of 25,769 people. In Reading, 5.0% of the citizens are veterans of the United States armed forces. Of the population of Reading 28.0% have a graduate degree, 15.8% have a high-school diploma, and 62.1% have a college degree. In Reading, 5.4% are widowed, 72.2% participate in the labor force, 9.3% have some form of disability, and 1.1% do not have health insurance. Out of the total city population, 50.0% are male and 50.0% are female. The median age of Reading is 42 years old. Demographically, Reading is 0.0% Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian, 92.4% white, 2.0% Hispanic, 0.4% other or not specified, 4.6% Asian, 0.1% Native American, 0.7% black, and 1.8% mixed race.

State Information

An overview of Massachusetts

Overall, Massachusetts ranks 8th in quality of life and 2nd in healthcare compared to other US states. Based on natural beauty, Massachusetts ranks 26th in the nation. Out of a national average of 100, Massachusetts has a cost of living index rating of 134, a grocery index rating of 114, and a housing index rating of 170. There are 78 general hospitals and 129 health centers that provide care for 6,941,273 Massachusetts residents. Cape Cod Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and New England Baptist Hospital are among the top three highest ranked hospitals in the state.

Social demographics of the state

The state of Massachusetts ranks 16th in the country for diversity and the state is considered very LGBTQ friendly. During the latest presidential election, 33% voted for the Republican candidate while 60% voted for the Democratic candidate. Twenty-three percent of Massachusetts residents regularly attend a religious service from one of the state’s 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 state has a median age of 39 and 30% of its population being over the age of 55.

State-wide weather information

During the winter, the average temperature in Massachusetts drops 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. The average low summer temperature is around 50F in the month of June. Massachusetts experiences an average humidity rating of about 71%. Humidity levels tend to reach their peak in the month of December at around 71%. The average amount of precipitation peaks during the month of May at around 6.10 inches. The average monthly precipitation for the state of Massachusetts is around 4.04 inches. The average air quality index rating in Massachusetts is 38.9 AQI. The highest seasonal air quality index rating occurs in the month of May with a rating of 47.5 AQI. 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 tornadoes.

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, white spruce, and butterfly weed. While venturing throughout the state, you might see animals such as the woodchucks, the lance leaf coreopsis, the cardinal flower, or the bats. The state animal of Massachusetts is the woodchucks.

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