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They were great until my sister got sicker. They did their best but the cost got very high. My sister died there in hospice care The staff are all very nice and try their best.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Benchmark Senior Living at Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle in Brighton, 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...
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They have been great to us, and I highly recommend Standish. Our friends are joking that we need to reserve a wing for the near future! The rooms I experienced are bright and quite large. Staff, from...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Standish Village offers seniors a secure, supportive and independent lifestyle, offering both assisted living and a secure Compass Memory Support Neighborhood®. The community features 85 lovely rental apartments, comfortable community rooms, and calming outdoor spaces including two ground floor...
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The facility (memory care section anyway) is brand new so everything is fresh and clean and new. The "apartments" (room with mini kitchenette) are good size.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
The Residence at Boylston Place is a senior living community that provides traditional assisted living with security and every opportunity for a full, enriching life. The Residence at Boylston Place is located in one of Massachusetts' most exclusive and picturesque towns and offers a lifestyle...
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My review of Susan Bailis is excellent. [name removed] , the. Exec Dtr, [name removed] & [name removed], the nurse were all so helpful. [name removed]went above & beyond his responsibility to help & keep...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Located just minutes from Symphony Hall, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and the Museum of Fine Arts, residents of the Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community live in the heart of Boston's thriving cultural and entertainment world. Convenient to nearby shopping, restaurants, and a host of...
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I am so Happy that we found Providence House. The Sales and Marketing Director was so welcoming and informative of all they have to offer. She takes her time to answer all your questions and goes above and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Providence House at Corey Park offers independent and assisted living for people age 62 and over who want or need supportive services. The non-sectarian community was co-developed by the Archdiocese of Boston Planning Office for Urban Affairs and E.A. Fish Associates, and is managed by Welch...
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From the first day we were welcomed for our tour , my mom felt like she was home. The kindness we were greeted with that day continues, and we knew we had made right choice. There was no better feeling...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Exceptional Living Spaces Suited for Later LifeThe exceptional design of this senior living community is in keeping with the aesthetics and high standards expected of every property managed by Everbrook Senior Living.Brookmeadow at Blue Hills features 91 units of rental senior living offering...
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My mom is a resident at Atria Longmeadow Place. She is now on the Memory Care floor that has a smaller number of residents and she can't come and go without supervision. My mom is very happy and well cared...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
Atria Longmeadow Place is a welcoming senior community nestled in a wooded area of Burlington, Massachusetts. The community is adjacent to town conservation land and located directly across the street from the world-renowned Lahey Clinic. Residents at Atria Longmeadow Place enjoy the best of both...
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It's seven months since we moved into our apt at The Residences at Highland Glenn Westwood, MA. Our Mgr, [name removed] and her staff have made us feel so welcome. All questions and requests have been...
Provides: Senior Apartments
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Senior Apartments: Senior apartments offer accessible, no-frills living for seniors who are generally active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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 off Route 128 at Exit 31B/Westwood- Route 109,...
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My aunt has been with Maplewood for just under a year now and we couldn’t be more pleased with the transition \ service! The staff is phenomenal and they offer a vast array of activities and outings! We love...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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The Atria feels like home and such friendly and supportive people are here. I think they are truly wonderful people running our care and also keeping us safe.
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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Photo of The Gables at Winchester
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It is a small and friendly community which provides a plethora of services not only for independent living but for those who need assistance. There is a host of activities to keep the body and mind engaged....
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
For over 30 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...
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My loved one is currently a resident at Sunrise of Braintree. The staff has been great. Our family member can be challenging and everyone that I have interacted with on the team has been supportive and...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Sunrise of Braintree is located minutes from Route 128, Interstate 93 and Route 1, just minutes from South Shore Plaza. Our beautifully maintained Victorian-style Mansion was built in 2007 and is set back from the road to provide a peaceful environment, surrounded by lush landscaping, green...
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The services are very personalized for the resident. It is a relatively small facility so they can afford to provide that level of attention. That, the openness to the greater community through hosting...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
The Scandinavian Living Center, open to all nationalities, is a non-profit community set on three beautiful acres in a lovely residential area near Boston. With only forty apartments, its small size and bright space promote a warm and intimate family-like atmosphere where residents enjoy the...
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The front desk is on top of everything and unfriendly ma banner. The admin staff are active with special events like the veterans lunch yesterday or the Italian dinner. Many smallsocial events to address...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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We give the Traditions of Dedham all 5 stars, and based on the experience we have had with them so far we would definitely recommend them to other families. Traditions of Dedham has really given us a peace...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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The facility and staff are extremely supportive and helpful. They just need to find more long term help. They need more hires to take the residents from the memory loss floor downstairs for the activities...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
At Sunrise of Newton, you will enjoy living in the lively suburban neighborhood of Newton Corner, just 20 minutes from downtown Boston, and with a unique car courtyard featuring ample visitor parking. Our community is also conveniently situated within easy reach of I-90 for excursions to the...
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I am very glad to be here. It would be better if there were more opportunities to interact with younger people on a regular basis. One thing I miss is interesting discussions about current events. I do enjoy...
Provides: Assisted Living
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Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Youville House in Cambridge is an urban oasis just minutes from Harvard and Inman Square. Residents enjoy active lifestyles; some continue to work or travel while others enjoy on-site concerts and lectures.Youville House offers the perfect balance of services and support to assist residents in...
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I would tell my friend that overall it was excellent. The management was fantastic. The staff, especially the front desk and the dining crew were very friendly and helpful. The meals and dining were good,...
Provides: Independent Living
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Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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My mom never was a resident there bc she had a sliding scale but the process was very seamless and I loved the whole intake process. [name removed] was extremely caring and helpful. I would give it a 10 out...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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I am very happy with the facility and the staff staff. They are very nice and friendly. I did find, on the day we moved my mom in, there was no one really there to give us any direction and we didn't really...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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The factors that made us choose Neville Place as a good fit for our mom continue to be the factors that bring satisfaction: the setting-direct access to the walking trails around Fresh Pond; the openness to...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Neville Place 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 Disease...
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I picked Wingate because of the facilities location and the visual appeal of the buildings and the grounds. Very clean, very classy. The staff is very friendly and helpful. And the executive staff is always...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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My loved one is currently a resident at The Arbors at Stoneham. Overall, this facility is not a bad place and the staff try their best, they just need more help. The director of the Memory Care unit is nice...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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My dad doesn't care too much for the food, so I find myself doing a lot of Uber Eats to satisfy his appetite. While Fenno House is on the lower end for pricing in the area, you get what you pay for. Yes, I...
Provides: Assisted Living, Independent Living
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Independent Living: Independent living facilities offer convenient, hassle-free living in a social environment for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live on their own.
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...
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MY MOTHER IS HAPPY THERE. THE STAFF IS VERY FRIENDLY. UPPER MANAGEMENT IS EXTREMELY EASY TO DEAL WITH AND AS HELPFUL. I MOVED MY MOTHER FROM ANOTHER ASSISTED LIVING BECAUSE OF NASTY CONDITIONS AND POOR...
Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care
Care types provided by this community
Assisted Living: Assisted living facilities offer housing and care for active seniors who may need support with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing, and medication management.
Memory Care: Memory care facilities provide housing, care, and therapies for seniors who have Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia in an environment designed to reduce confusion and prevent wandering.
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Cost of independent living in Suffolk County, MA

The average cost of senior living in Suffolk County is $6,312 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Waltham, MA with an average of $6,249 per month.

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Suffolk County, MA vs. nearby counties

Suffolk County, MA
$6,312/mo
$6,660/mo
$6,588/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Suffolk County, MA vs. the state and national average

Suffolk County, MA
$6,312/mo
U.S. national average
$3,979/mo

Average monthly cost of Independent Living in Suffolk County vs. other types of senior living

$7,222/mo
Independent Living
$6,312/mo

Median monthly costs of Independent Living in Suffolk County, MA by room type

Semi-Private
$6,588/mo
Studio
$7,259/mo
1 Bedroom
$8,048/mo
2 Bedroom
$9,386/mo

Average cost of Independent Living in Suffolk County over time

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What families are saying about independent living in Suffolk County

Recent reviews for independent living in Suffolk County

Sunrise of Newton

5.0
I have been here since [date removed]. Every day I feel loved by the staff. I have notes because I can't member names and that embarrasses me. The food is better than I can prepare myself. This is a great place to be.

Putnam Farm at Danvers

4.3
Staff is really nice. They look out for my mother. Like if she misses a meal, they check in on her. Oh the appt transportation is a pain. It's only available 2 days a week half day. Have to get approval ahead of time. And the they drive you but do not assist into building. When it's a large ...
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Scandinavian Living Center in West Newton, MA

4.8
The whole place has a very friendly atmosphere. SLC offers a lot of programs that are open to people who live in the surrounding community, so the residents feel like they are still part of the community. The food is very good. I would recommend Scandinavian Living Center to others.

Suffolk County independent living services and amenities

These charts highlight some of the many care, dining, and entertainment offerings available in Suffolk County independent living communities. They don’t represent all possible services and amenities available at assisted living communities in Suffolk County, but support comparisons against nationwide offerings. Our Senior Living Advisors can help you find communities that fit your preferences.

Availability of select dietary accommodations in Suffolk County independent living

Independent living communities help seniors maintain a balanced diet by accommodating their health needs, allergies, and other restrictions. Below you’ll find the percentage of Suffolk County partners making specific dietary accommodations for seniors compared to the percentage of assisted living partners making those accommodations nationally.
Suffolk County, MANational
Nutritionist / dietician
Nutritionist / dietician
42.2%
19.6%
Low / no sodium
Low / no sodium
53.3%
32.7%
No sugar
No sugar
48.9%
30.2%
Vegetarian
Vegetarian
43.3%
31.9%
Pureed meals
Pureed meals
6.7%
7.4%
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Availability of select dining options in Suffolk County independent living

Our independent living communities know that seniors want top-quality meals and options for how they dine. The chart below indicates the percentage of Suffolk County communities that offer dining options to their discerning residents compared to our partners nationally.
Suffolk County, MANational
Professional chef
Professional chef
51.1%
34.8%
Restaurant style dining
Restaurant style dining
52.2%
41.7%
Room service
Room service
35.6%
35.3%
Anytime dining
Anytime dining
21.1%
16.5%
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Availability of select programs and activities in Suffolk County independent living

Senior living communities offer a variety of programming to keep seniors socially, mentally, and physically vibrant. The chart below shows what percentage of partnered independent living communities in Suffolk County offer the selected activities, amenities, and programs compared to the percentage of partners nationwide.
Suffolk County, MANational
Activity director
Activity director
60%
43.5%
Pet-focused programs
Pet-focused programs
38.9%
27.1%
Community service programs
Community service programs
34.4%
31.4%
Devotional activities on-site
Devotional activities on-site
50%
47.3%
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
Parties / BBQs / happy hour
58.9%
48.1%
Outings / off-site activities
Outings / off-site activities
61.1%
53%
Piano or organ
Piano or organ
50%
41.3%
Arts and crafts center
Arts and crafts center
36.7%
36.2%
Educational speakers / life long learning
Educational speakers / life long learning
58.9%
40%
Clubs / games / karaoke
Clubs / games / karaoke
55.6%
45.8%
Live performances
Live performances
61.1%
45.4%
Dances
Dances
20%
30.9%
Fitness center
Fitness center
38.9%
38.5%
Fitness classes
Fitness classes
60%
45.3%
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Frequently Asked Questions

Brookmeadow at Blue Hills, Atria Longmeadow Place and Residences at Highland Glen are the top-rated independent living facilities near Suffolk County, Massachusetts. See full list of communities.

There are 90 independent living facilities near Suffolk County, Massachusetts. See the full list.

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