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Massachusetts Retirement Community

New Horizons Retirement Community is a one of New England's finest and most respected independent and assisted living communities. Come and visit this wonderful, friendly place, where more than 400 seniors now enjoy each other and enjoy life. And while you are there, talk with some of the residents and ask their opinions about New Horizons. Some will want to give you a very long answer.

The video below offers a great deal of information and gives the viewer a glimpse inside the warm, welcoming community at New Horizons.

In 2015, New Horizons at Marlborough was awarded the “Best of Assisted Living in Marlborough” award for receiving consistently high ratings on SeniorAdvisor.com, a national ratings and reviews site for senior care and services. Winners of this honor rank in the top 1 percent of senior care providers nationwide.

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There are very few things more important to the full enjoyment of our retirement years than good health, companionship, and comfort in the place we choose to live. Better retirement communities such as this offer a country inn-like atmosphere at a cost that is almost always less than the overall cost of living alone in a home. 

Every day, the choices we make determine the quality of our lives. As we grow older, it is often desirable to alter our housing arrangements while adapting to our changing circumstances. Locating a community that provides a caring, convenient environment, and meets our personal needs, becomes more important with each passing year. 

Although there is often a short waiting list for new residents, that usually means a waiting time of no more than one or two months.

Boston Retirement Community

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Our 40 acre campus is much more than a housing development for seniors. Rather, it is a beautiful community where programs, recreation, and services are designed specifically for individuals. Our large, indoor heated swimming pool is only one of the features many residents use to maintain their vitality and their interest in continuing to live a full and active life. Although New Horizons is a completely non-sectarian private facility, there are weekly Protestant and Jewish religious services and daily Catholic Mass in a beautiful, 140-seat chapel. Living here will enable many to age-in-place and postpone or avoid altogether any need to move in with family members or to a nursing home in later years.

Independent and Assisted Living - Boston, MA and Metrowest

New Horizons Retirement Community is proud to offer a very attractive living arrangement for active individuals or couples who simply don't want to live alone anymore, or who want the convenience of knowing that help is nearby if needed. Similarly, other parts of this fine community are ideal for those who need some level of assistance with their daily responsibilities.

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Home-cooked meals perhaps do the most for our fine reputation, because the exquisite dining rooms always seem to become the center of everyone's attention - at least three times every day. Meal quality, variety, nutrition, and overall appeal become extraordinarily important as we enjoy our later years. 

There is abundant free parking for residents who drive, and a very efficient private bus that many residents use for local-area shopping trips, medical appointments, etc., even if they still drive. Of course, many services may also be brought "to the door" for those residents who wish. Domino's and Papa Gino's pizza deliveries come into our neighborhood, just like they visit every other neighborhood in town! 

All suites are fully private, with accommodating oversized bathrooms, large kitchens or mini-kitchenettes, and plenty of large windows. Units in the main New Horizons building are serviced with emergency call systems, as well as full telephone, cable, and Internet capability. There is an office on-site for visiting physicians, and New Horizons enjoys a "preferred provider" arrangement with nearby Marlborough Hospital / UMASS Medical Center. The two newest buildings on our campus, The Meadows at 370 and 420 Hemenway Street, earned EPA's Energy Star rating in 2003 for overall energy efficiency.
An on-site home health agency provides personal care services, on request, for residents in the assisted living and independent sections of New Horizons. It operates a wellness office in The Meadows, the most independent living program, and also runs the Physical Therapy Center. Additionally, it provides 24-hour on-site licensed nurse coverage, including emergency services for residents in both New Horizons and in the 154 fully independent units of The Meadows. 

Enjoy a unique combination of independent living arrangements with ready access to a wide variety of medical and social services. Through constant attention to the needs of its residents, our fine, experienced staff provides warm and comfortable homes for those who can live independently, and will provide that extra personalized support for those who may need assistance. Residents may select exactly the program that is right for them.


Also available at this remarkable country campus is a separate specialized facility for residents living with Alzheimer's disease. Hearthstone Alzheimer Care, Ltd. serves up to 44 residents with a variety of dementia-related issues. Priority access is available for residents of The Meadows apartments or of New Horizons, who may later need Alzheimer's care on either a full-time or part-time basis.

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Another enhanced care offering is Robbie's Place. Robbie's Place provides individualized assisted living services to those seniors coping with mental health conditions, such as anxiety and depression, and is run by Care Solutions, Inc. of Westborough.

This marvelous continuing care retirement community, which opened in September 1994, was developed by the highly successful Cummings Properties organization of Woburn, Massachusetts, and is a long-term member of Massachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association.

New Horizons at Marlborough, LLC is a wholly owned not-for-profit independent and assisted living retirement facility of Cummings Foundation, Inc. For more information on the foundation, visit www.CummingsFoundation.org.

Our community is located on 40 acres of rolling meadows and woodlands, surrounded by deeded conservation land. Abundant animal life, including wild turkeys, foxes and deer, frequent the property. We are also a fully state-certified assisted living/continuing care retirement community (CCRC) for people 62 years and over who do not require the type of extensive nursing services typically associated with nursing homes. Furthermore, Country Living in Marlborough is a rental community with no sort of endowment requirement. There is, however, a 100-percent-refundable $30,000 entrance fee.

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For those aged 65 and beyond who are fully independent in all respects, consider The Meadows. This fine 154-unit supplement to the continuum of care at New Horizons offers units from 800 to more than 2,000 square feet in two recently constructed buildings, and three smaller buildings, directly adjacent to New Horizons. For more information about the very independent living program at The Meadows, go to www.MeadowsEstates.com.

Country Living Retirement Community is located just off US Route 20 at 400 Hemenway Street, Marlborough, Massachusetts 01752. It is 13 miles west of Route 128 (I-95) and halfway between downtown Boston and east Worcester.

Try us; you'll like us

When convenient, prospective residents or their families often try to spend some time socializing at New Horizons before deciding about moving in. Come meet and chat with a few of the current residents in the cheerful lounges. Get their first-hand opinions about the advantages they enjoy from living at New Horizons. There are so many!

If you would like to give New Horizons a short-term trial without the hassle and expense of moving or renting furniture, consider our Vacation Program for socialization or the Respite Program for care. In the 30-day Vacation Program, New Horizons provides a furnished suite, weekly housekeeping and linen service, three delicious meals served daily in an elegantly casual dining room, access to all activities and special programs within the community, and use of the on-site Hemenway Health Club and indoor heated swimming pool. The Respite Program offers a 30-60 day stay that includes a Standard Assisted Living Service Plan for one person with services provided by the on-site certified and Medicare-approved home health agency.


From the greater Boston area: Take Rt. 128 (I-95) to Rt. 20 west (exit 26). Travel 13.3 miles west on Route 20 to the busy set of lights at Wilson Street (Capital Farms store on right and Walgreens on left). Turn right and drive 1/2 mile to the end of Wilson Street. Turn right to 400 Hemenway Street, 1/4 mile ahead on the left.

From the Worcester area: Take I-495 to Rt. 20 east (exit 24). Travel about four miles on Route 20 (east) through the center of Marlborough to Wilson Street (at the traffic light with a Capital Farms store on left). Turn left onto Wilson Street and drive 1/2 mile to the end of the street. Turn right to 400 Hemenway Street, 1/4 mile ahead on the left.


For further directions and reservations, please call 508-460-5200.


Please call us at 508-460-5200 for more information, or email us at nhm@cummings.com for an email response to your inquiry. We strongly encourage personal visits so you may experience our facility first-hand, and see how truly warm our community is, and how very competitive our rates are. We look forward to hearing from you!
For more information about fully independent living in the adjacent buildings of The Meadows, with a choice of breakfast or dinner each day, visit (514) 895-2919.
Both New Horizons are strictly not-for-profit communities owned by Cummings Foundation, an almost 2 billion net worth charitable foundation, founded in 1986 by William S. and Joyce M. Cummings. New Horizons in Marlborough has grown steadily under the same Executive Director since before its opening in 1992.


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Photos: Many photos on this website are the work of Susan Wonderly.


New Horizons is an equal opportunity community and does not discriminate either in its acceptance of residents, hiring practices, or promotions or treatment of any resident or employee, or in its affiliation with outside individuals or firms because of any person's race, color, creed, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, or religion. Similarly, no employee, company, or outside contractor affiliated with New Horizons shall discriminate in the conduct of New Horizons' business against any person for any of the same reasons. 


Affordable assisted living

New Horizons offers lower costs and better value retirement options than many other facilities. This strictly not-for-profit assisted living residence is known for its caring staff, gracious dining, and worthwhile activities. Enjoy what many call the finest senior community in Massachusetts.

High value options for senior living abound in a wonderful caring place where seniors come to begin really living again. Special programs also assist seniors with anxieties on an affordable 40-acre continuing care community with a short waiting list. Enjoy the best senior care assisted living in New England. Special religious accommodations for Jewish, Protestant, and Catholic assisted living residents, plus independent accommodations for retirement living.

Massachusetts Senior Living
For affordable Boston Assisted Living, or Massachusetts Assisted Living, click on New Horizons, a 400-resident Massachusetts Retirement Community. Learn why so many healthy, active seniors living in Massachusetts choose New Horizons. For independent senior living in Massachusetts, assisted living in Massachusetts or independent and assisted living in Massachusetts call 508-460-5200.

Boston Independent Senior Apartment Living
For "very independent" senior living with many activities in Massachusetts, New Horizons retirement communities also include the highly acclaimed Meadows senior living apartments located just outside Boston, in Marlborough. These MA senior living apartments near Boston feature spacious apartments on a beautiful 40-acre campus, adjacent to magnificent conservation land. They also include a daily breakfast buffet or full four-course dinner in one of several fine dining rooms. With so many options available, The Meadows is one of the premier retirement communities in the Metrowest, and all of New England.

Masssachusetts retirement living near Boston
Consider The Meadows apartments for Boston area seniors. This large MA retirement community is a member of MassALFA - Masssachusetts Assisted Living Facilities Association. The Meadows offers easy access and is on the same campus as New Horizons independent and assisted living residence in Marlborough, MA.

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