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Waltham Independent Living Facilities | 241 Reviews

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Independent Living

Average starting price $4,999/month
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Recent reviews of Independent Living in Waltham, MA
Cadbury Commons in Cambridge, MA
4.5

Very good staff for the most part. It is a good environment with a lot of bright people. The community is quite clean and have housekeepers on each floor. The staff is very friendly and knew my name immediately. The activities are good and they offer good off-community trips and normal on-site games and such. The value is probably on par with others here at Cadbury Commons. The community is very well run.

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The Residence at Freeman Lake in Chelmsford, MA
4.1

My loved one is happy with the activities that the community offers. They have activities like church, cards, movie night, general get together and special activities like music outside with family. Overall I like this community, I am just concerned with the cost and some things seem a bit excessive.

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Camellia Gardens in Maynard, MA
3.1

We chose Camellia Gardens because of the convenient location to me so I can visit often. The facility itself is so new and aesthetically pleasing. Because of how it is built, there is an enormous plaza in front of it and has everything she could need which is a super plus. They have a variety of apartment sizes depending on what you need. The activities are plentiful and displayed well enough for anyone to see. I would definitely recommend to others looking.

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Benchmark Senior Living at Waltham Crossings

126 Smith Street, Waltham, MA 02451 | 1.9 milesfrom Waltham center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Waltham Crossings is a comfortable and casual senior living community, with easy access to the surrounding Metrowest area. Residents of Waltham Crossings enjoy chatting with friends in the fireplaced living room, barbecuing among the gardens, or joining in on a game of cards in the Cape Cod room....

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Beauty Salon
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4.3(17 reviews)

This is a great place. They are very friendly here with a very clean, open, and lighter atmosphere compared to other communities in the area. The staff communication with the family has been great. There...

Maplewood at Weston

99 Norumbega Road, Weston, MA 02493 | 2.9 milesfrom Waltham center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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Beauty Salon
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4.6(47 reviews)

My in-laws have been residents of Maplewood for two years. I have found the administration very helpful with any questions we may have. My in-laws have adjusted very nicely and seem to be very well adjusted

Youville Place

10 Pelham Rd, Lexington, MA 02421 | 3.7 milesfrom Waltham center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

Youville Place is a unique assisted living residence located in Lexington, Mass. Surrounded by 12-acres of lush gardens and greenery, this assisted living residence is rooted not only in the region’s history but by its history and traditions. The only mission-oriented, not-for-profit assisted...

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Beauty Salon
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5.0(11 reviews)

We couldn't be more grateful to have our mom in the loving and capable hands of the Youville community. The Memory Care Unit there is top-notch. To this day, given all the challenges with her Alzheimer's,...

The Arbors at Stoneham

140 Franklin Street, Stoneham, MA 02180 | 9.9 milesfrom Waltham center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Beauty Salon
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4.8(12 reviews)

They are more than accommodating for my aunt's needs. The staff are friendly, very helpful, and concerned about her well being. I wish she would participate in activities, but they respect her choice. ...

The Linden at Dedham

391 Common St, Dedham, MA 02026 | 9.2 milesfrom Waltham center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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The Linden at Dedham is nestled in an inviting green country setting in a quiet wooded area conveniently located off of Route 95. Although we are not the “shiny penny” in our market, we offer all the comforts of home with unparalleled nursing care, coupled with longevity amongst its staff. As a...

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4.2(25 reviews)

They really try to be as pleasant as possible and make the residents feel comfortable and cared for. The staff go out of their way to learn everyone's name and help them out. I know quite a few people who...

Benchmark Senior Living at Woburn

One Cedar Street, Woburn, MA 01801 | 9.4 milesfrom Waltham center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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Beauty Salon
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4.3(22 reviews)

My Father was put into the memory care unit at Benchmark Senior Living in January, 2022 after fighting Alzheimer’s Disease for 7 years. He needed multiple people to care for him 24/7. During his stay, the...

Cabot Park Village

280 Newtonville Avenue, Newton, MA 02460 | 3.4 milesfrom Waltham center

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Provides: Independent Living

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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...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.7(8 reviews)

What is best about Cabot Park Village? That is an easy one, It's the staff! From the Executive Director on down, everyone here is extraordinarily nice, helpful. Also fun. I would definitely recommend this...

Concord Park

68 Commonwealth Ave., Concord, MA 01742 | 9 milesfrom Waltham center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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Beauty Salon
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4.3(6 reviews)

Our loved one has since based but during her stay at Concord Place it was a wonderful experience. Being on the memory care side she received so much individual attention and care. The program director [name...

Sunrise of Newton

431 Washington St., Newton, MA 02458 | 3.6 milesfrom Waltham center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
4.5(4 reviews)

What has really stuck out to me about Sunrise of Newton is definitely the quality of care that they provide.

Scandinavian Living Center

206 Waltham St, West Newton, MA 02465 | 2.3 milesfrom Waltham center

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Provides: Assisted Living

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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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
5.0(2 reviews)

I have been here [time frame removed]. I have an apartment and go to the dining room for meals. The food is very good. I go to the fitness room. At [time and days of the week removed] to ride then step...

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Benchmark Senior Living at The Commons A CCRC

One Harvest Circle, Lincoln, MA 01773 | 4.4 milesfrom Waltham center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living

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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...

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5.0(1 review)

The staff at this community are nice, friendly and helpful. They are always there when someone needs assistance. The food is good and they have nice choices. My husband does not participate in many of the...

Neville Place

650 Concord Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 | 4.8 milesfrom Waltham center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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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Beauty Salon
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5.0(5 reviews)

The grounds, which connect to fresh pond reservoir provide wonderful daily walking opportunities for my mom for whom being outdoors and moving through the world is of huge importance. City living would be...

Carriage House at Lee's Farm

134 Boston Post Road, Wayland, MA 01778 | 5.6 milesfrom Waltham center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Carriage House at Lee's Farm is an assisted living community in Wayland, Massachusetts. Wayland is a beautiful small town with natural spaces like forests, fields and marshes around the Sudbury River.At Carriage House we strive to meet the individual needs and wants of our residents Our care...

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Beauty Salon
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3.8(9 reviews)

This is such a special place. The staff have incredible hearts. There is always something going on. The food is excellent and the staff do an excellent job communicating, especially during the COVID-19...

Providence House

180 Corey Road, Brighton, MA 02135 | 6.1 milesfrom Waltham center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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Beauty Salon
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4.7(3 reviews)

The cleanliness of the community is great, as well as the staff members. My experience so far has been great and the food is really good. The activities have been pretty limited due to the pandemic, but they...

VNA Assisted & Senior Living Community

259 Lowell Street, Somerville, MA 02144 | 6.9 milesfrom Waltham center

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
5.0(1 review)

My mom is very happy here. The staff is very nice and helpful. She seems to be happy with the meals. She likes the activities that she is participating with the others. This community is clean and we would...

Springhouse Senior Living

44 Allandale Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 | 8.4 milesfrom Waltham center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care

Springhouse is located in the Jamaica Plain area of Boston, across from the Faulkner Hospital and within walking distance of the Arnold Arboretum and public transportation. Springhouse is a not-for-profit community located on 13 acres of conservation land. We are within minutes of the Chestnut...

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Beauty Salon
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5.0(1 review)

My Dad lives at this community, and we love it! It's a beautiful community, and the staff and residents are wonderful. It provides all sorts of activities and care for a great price.

Sophia Snow House

1215 Centre St, West Roxbury, MA 02132 | 8.5 milesfrom Waltham center

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Provides: Independent Living, Assisted Living

Sophia Snow Place is a 164 year old not-for-profit, retirement community that offers two options for living. The Residences at Snow Place are 66 independent living apartments with entry fees and low monthly fees with the option of adding on services.Sophia Snow House is a licensed option that...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
5.0(1 review)

Seven months ago I could not even dream of a place as wonderful for my mother. She was living in a big old house that I had to maintain, with stairs up to her room, down to the cellar for laundry, I had to...

Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community

352 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 | 8.7 milesfrom Waltham center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living

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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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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.8(4 reviews)

They have been friendly. The staff has been able to assist with people that are able to take my loved one to the doctor and other items. They have a coffee shop next door and close to other shopping...

NewBridge on the Charles

6000 Great Meadow Rd, Dedham, MA 02026 | 8.8 milesfrom Waltham center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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You want the best for your loved one who has Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. So do we. Strongly informed by research, memory care assisted living at NewBridge on the Charles offers comfortable and secure apartments and living areas, stimulating programming that keeps residents...

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4.0(3 reviews)

My family and I have nothing but positive things to say about Newbridge in the Charles. The staff couldn’t be kinder and more attentive to the residents. Most important to me, they have kept my dad engaged...

Avenu at Natick

3 Superior Dr., Natick, MA 01760 | 9 milesfrom Waltham center

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Provides: Independent Living

Avenu at Natick offers high-end apartment homes and the best of community living to residents aged 62 years and older. Avenu is where neighbors become friends. Enjoy daily activities, classes, and social events just steps away from the area's finest shopping and dining --- You'll love the Avenu...

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Beauty Salon
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5.0(1 review)

We looked at other facilities that had a meal plan, but here you are able to be very independent and they have a lot of activities provided that we really enjoy. The location is perfect and around everything...

Zelma Lacey House

9 West School Street, Charlestown, MA 02129 | 9.1 milesfrom Waltham center

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Provides: Assisted Living

Just like the gas-lit streets of Charlestown, Zelma Lacey House lights your life with care! This beautiful Assisted Living community of 66 studio and one-bedroom apartment homes, many with affordable programs, is situated in the heart of Boston's historic Charlestown neighborhood-- and within...

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Beauty Salon
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5.0(3 reviews)

We like the care that is received. The staff are nice and caring to her needs. We like the menu and the good variety that is offered and they will help with any special needs if required. I like knowing that...

Evans Park At Newton Corner

430 Centre Street, Newton, MA 02458 | 3.7 milesfrom Waltham center

Starting at$X,XXX+ monthly
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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Evans Park at Newton Corner in Newton, 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 to and from doctor’s...

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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
3.3(19 reviews)

I would definitely recommend Evans Park I can't imagine better assistant living then Evans Park I am very grateful for taking care of my husband

Sunrise of Wayland

285 Commonwealth Road, Wayland, MA 01778 | 7.4 milesfrom Waltham center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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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...

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Beauty Salon
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4.4(7 reviews)

Sunrise of Wayland is the best place I have ever seen, we had a very positive experience. They made everything better for as long as they could and he thrived here. They have a resident dog and that was a...

Brigham House

341 Mt Auburn Street, Watertown, MA 02472 | 4 milesfrom Waltham center

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Brigham House is an affordable assisted living residence located in Watertown, MA about 10 minutes from downtown Boston. Situated near Watertown Square, Brigham House was born out of the restoration of a historic schoolhouse. Renovated in 2002, the house offers 62 apartments and features a staff...

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Beauty Salon
Guest meals
4.7(5 reviews)

My mom has recently made the move into this community and she is getting better day by day in her new living environment. I am overall comfortable with the care she has been receiving and the staff are...

Sunrise of Burlington MA

24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803 | 7.4 milesfrom Waltham center

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Provides: Assisted Living, Memory Care

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Sunrise of Burlington is nestled right in the heart of this great town. Our attractively designed apartments overlook suburban neighborhoods, forests and a town baseball field. Enjoy watching baseball and lacrosse practices in your own backyard! If you are a proud Burlington resident you will be...

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Beauty Salon
Special Dining Programs
4.7(24 reviews)

My grandfather was a stoic Army veteran who drove tanks in Korea who always told me he wanted nothing to do with nursing homes/assisted livings when he was older. This all changed when he was living with the...

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Cost of independent living in Waltham, MA

The average cost of senior living in Waltham is 4,999 per month. Cheaper nearby regions include Lincoln, MA with an average of 5,825 per month.

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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:

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Anchor Bay at East Providence, Maplewood at Weston and Dodge Park Rest Home are the top rated independent living facilities near Waltham, Massachusetts. See full list of communities.

There are 93 independent living facilities near Waltham, Massachusetts. See the full list.

The best independent living facilities near you in Waltham, Massachusetts are Maplewood at Weston. These independent living communities received the highest rankings based on verified family reviews.

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