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Dodge Park Rest Home

101 Randolph Rd, Worcester, MA 01606

4.7
(22 reviews)

Studio, Semi-Private

Welcome to Dodge Park, Thank you for your interest in Dodge Park Rest Home and Day Club. Dodge Park Rest Home is pleased to continue its tradition of service to the community. This year (2012) will be a milestone for Dodge Park Rest Home and Day Club, when we will celebrating our 45 years...

Tatnuck Park At Worcester

340 May Street, Worcester, MA 01602

4.6
(19 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Resting at the foot of Worcester's western hills is the historic village of Tatnuck... a place filled with family, fond memories and tradition. Today, traditions continue at Tatnuck Park at Worcester, a respected and valued assisted living community. Built on the site of a former family estate,...

The Willows at Worcester

101 Barry Rd, Worcester, MA 01609

5.0
(2 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Willows at Worcester is a vibrant, full-service, resort-style retirement community offering you spacious, maintenance-free, independent living apartment homes and cottages; award-winning, chef-prepared meals; and abundant, on-site amenities. We have our own bank, spa, salon/barber shop,...

The Lillie Mansion at Lutheran

26 Harvard St, Worcester, MA 01609

(0 review)

Studio, Semi-Private

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Goddard House

1199 Main St, Worcester, MA 01603

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Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

The Wellington at Springfield

942 Grayson Dr, Springfield, MA 01119

4.2
(95 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Be inspired to live life to the fullest when taking up residence at The Wellington at Springfield. Our Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care community in Springfield, MA Sixteen Acres/East Longmeadow/Wilbraham line, enriches the lives of seniors by providing an environment that is...

Birch Heights

7 Kendall Pond Road, Derry, NH 03038

4.5
(69 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Birch Heights provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on beautiful grounds in the scenic town of Derry, you'll love the quiet elegance of our facilities while enjoying the convenience of being in the heart of it all. We may have a small town feel, but...

Atria Marland Place

15 Stevens Street, Andover, MA 01810

4.2
(51 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Sunrise of Burlington

24 Mall Road, Burlington, MA 01803

4.6
(43 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Atria Maplewood Place

295 Broadway, Malden, MA 02148

4.3
(47 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

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...

White Oaks

230 Deming St, Manchester, CT 06042

4.1
(44 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

White Oaks provides a fulfilling, independent lifestyle in a welcoming environment. Situated on beautiful grounds in the charming community of Manchester, you'll love the elegant beauty of White Oaks while enjoying the conveniences of the nearby town. If you're in the mood to explore, you'll...

Brookdale Cushing Park

300 West Farm Pond Road, Framingham, MA 01702

4.2
(42 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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...

Langdon Place of Nashua

319 East Dunstable Road, Nashua, NH 03062

4.7
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed

Langdon Place of Nashua is located in historic and scenic Nashua, New Hampshire, the only city to be voted 'The Best Place to Live' by Money magazine on two separate occasions. Our lovely city is quaint and welcoming with plenty of recreational, cultural and religious opportunities that our...

Brookdale Eddy Pond West

669 Washington Street, Auburn, MA 01501

4.0
(42 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Freedom to Live WellGet ready to exchange cooking, cleaning and laundry for a rich and full retirement experience. At our assisted living and memory care community in Auburn, Massachusetts, we handle the household chores so you can spend more time doing the things you love. With cozy private...

Greenwich Farms at Warwick

75 Minnesota Avenue, Warwick, RI 02888

4.4
(37 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Greenwich Farms at Warwick located in Warwick, RI is a Benchmark Senior Living independent living residential community for active seniors who are looking to socialize, stay active, and no longer want the worry of owning a home. Are you ready to enjoy a carefree, maintenance-free lifestyle?...

The Linden at Dedham

391 Common St, Dedham, MA 02026

4.1
(38 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed

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...

Brookdale Centre of New England

600 Centre of New England Boulevard, Coventry, RI 02816

4.1
(39 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

Our community has been COVID free during this pandemic thanks to our dedicated staff! We are now allowing tours inside our building so you can see in person what a beautiful community it truly is!A little help can go a long way.At our senior living community, you’ll have the help you need and the...

Atria Bay Spring Village

147 Bay Spring Avenue, Barrington, RI 02806

4.3
(37 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

At Atria Bay Spring Village, residents will find a picturesque senior living community with a vibrant social calendar. Enjoy reading a book or chatting with friends in cozy community lounges, or on sunny days, relax in our beautiful, serene courtyards. Atria Bay Spring Village is near Barrington...

The Village at Buckland Court

432 Buckland Road, South Windsor, CT 06074

4.2
(36 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, Semi-Private

The Village at Buckland Court is a charming 'country estate' nestled amidst beautiful farm land, with expansive lawns and gardens. Inspiring outdoor sitting areas, a gazebo, and an herb garden provide the setting for arts, leisure, and fitness activities. Private walking paths and gazebos grace...

Atria Marina Place

Four Seaport Drive, Quincy, MA 02171

4.2
(37 reviews)

Studio, 1 Bed, 2 Bed, Semi-Private

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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Cost of independent living in Worcester, MA

Independent Living costs differ by location and facility, as many communities offer different levels of care, amenities, and activities. Prices also vary based on how much — or how little — assistance a senior needs.

Monthly average independent living cost comparisons
  • $3,250
    National
  • $4,829
    State
  • $4,667
    Worcester, MA
  • $5,900
    Weymouth, MA
  • $6,922
    Melrose, MA
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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
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Learn More About Independent Living in Worcester, MA

Independent living communities, also known simply as retirement communities in Worcester, are geared towards seniors who are able to live on their own, without daily assistance, and prefer to live among people their age. This usually means residents are self-sufficient and do not require hands-on care. Think of Worcester county retirement communities as age-restricted (typically 55+) complexes, which provide organized activities, meal services, and transportation.

Cost of Independent Living in Worcester, MA

The median monthly cost of independent living in Worcester is about $2,200 within the city proper and $3,000 in both the metropolitan area and the state of Massachusetts.

For this type of senior care, Worcester offers many great options, and A Place for Mom can help you find the right one.

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Cost of Living

The costs associated with living in Worcester are rated nine points above the national average, although the cost of living is 10% lower than the state average, and housing costs are significantly lower than average, as well. Grocery and other essential costs, however, are rated slightly higher. All index scores are based on a sliding scale with the national average set at 100.

Cost-of-living index Grocery index Median rent Rent burden Median home value Median family income Estate tax
109 106 $1,401 21.4% of residents spend over 30% of their income on rent $210,195 $45,869 The top estate tax rate is 16% (exemption threshold: $1 million)

Local Hospitals

The top hospitals in Worcester include:

  • UMass Memorial Medical Center — With 749 beds and a staff of more than 1,200, UMass Memorial offers a full range of services and has been highly rated in several heart surgery procedures as well as colon and lung cancer surgeries.
  • Saint Vincent Hospital — A teaching hospital with 272 staffed beds, Saint Vincent provides general medical care to patients of all ages, and has been acclaimed for its cardiology services and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) procedures. The hospital was founded in 1893 and is now owned by Vanguard Health Systems.

Weather and Climate

Worcester’s climate is classified as humid continental, typically consisting of warm summers and cold winters. The average humidity level is about 66%, and humidity levels are often highest during September at roughly 71%.

Seasonal Temperatures

Average summer temp Typical summer high Typical summer low Average winter temp Typical winter high Typical winter low
69°F 82°F (July) 55°F (July) 29°F 40°F (December) 18°F (January)

Air Quality

Average air quality index rating Average maximum air quality index rating
41 (Good) 54 in December (Moderate)

Moderate air quality rating means that those who are sensitive to particulates in the air should limit the amount of time they spend on outdoor exertion.

Precipitation

Average monthly precipitation Average maximum monthly precipitation Average yearly snowfall
4” 6” (October) 51”

Demographics and Values

2016 Presidential Election for Worcester County

Voted Democratic Voted Republican Voted Third Party
69.9% 27.5% 5.6%

Population Statistics

Population metro area Population city proper Population density Population trend
498,997 185,677 1,918 people per square mile Growing at a rate of 0.25%

Age

Median 55+ 60+ 70+ 80+
34 24% 9% 5% 4%

Highest Level of Education

High-school diploma College degree Graduate degree
30% 30% 12%

Race & Ethnicity

Asian Black Hispanic Native American Pacific Islander or Native Hawaiian White Two or more
7.6% 13.1% 21.3% 0.5% <0.1% 56.2% 4.3%

Crime

Total crimes Property crimes per 1,000 citizens Violent crimes per 1,000 citizens
5,620 23 7

Miscellaneous

Unemployed Participate in the labor force Have some form of disability Live in poverty Widows Veterans
8% 61% 15% 22% 6% 5%

Worcester is considered very friendly to members of the LGBTQ+ community. The city is protective of its LGBTQ+ community, according to a 2014 study by Vocati.com, which named Worcester the 26th most LGBTQ+ friendly city in the United States. The city hosts an annual pride day with a parade and festival.

Arts, Culture, Entertainment, and Recreation

Pronounced “Wuh-ster” — or often “Wuh-stah” by locals — Worcester is the second-largest city in all of New England. Though it may seem like a small town compared to Boston, Worcester is known as “The Heart of the Commonwealth” and rivals many major cities when it comes to art, culture, and history.

Fine-art fanatics can spend hours at the Worcester Art Museum, which opened in 1898 and contains more than 38,000 works of art from all over the world. For theater and classical music aficionados, there’s the grand, historic Mechanics Hall as well as the Hanover Theater for the Performing Arts, both internationally recognized for their world-class productions and ornate designs. Then there’s Worcester’s annual stART on the Street festival, which allows residents and visitors free admission to view works by more than 300 artists, crafters, and street performers.

Worcester offers plenty of options for history buffs, too:

  • The Worcester Historical museum is devoted to local history and runs Salisbury Mansion, a house museum built in 1772 and restored to its 1830s appearance.
  • The American Antiquarian Society — the oldest historical society in the U.S. — collects and preserves printed materials from the country’s first European settlements through the late 1800s.
  • Bancroft Tower was built in 1900 in honor of George Bancroft, a Worcester statesman who served as a U.S. diplomat and secretary of the Navy. Made of stone and granite, the tower stands 56 feet high, giving it the appearance of a miniature medieval castle.
  • The Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial is an impressive four-acre area consisting of a pond, walking paths, and multiple granite structures.

Thanks to Worcester Lunch Car Company, which built many diners in the early- to mid-1900s, you can still find many old-fashioned lunch car diners around town, including the Boulevard Diner, Chadwick Square Diner, and Miss Worcester Diner.

Transportation

The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) provides public bus services throughout Worcester and several surrounding cities. Residents over 60 or people with disabilities can ride the bus at half the regular fare, but they must provide proper identification. The WRTA local bus services, as well as train services connecting riders to Boston, run from Worcester’s historic Union Station.

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The Willows at Worcester, Artisan at Hudson and Camellia Gardens NOW OPEN are the top rated independent living facilities near Worcester, Massachusetts. See full list of communities.

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