Contact Us“I love to wake up in the winter to the sound of someone else shoveling our sidewalks,” said Mary Baxter, “they even clean the snow off our cars after every storm.” There is no winter isolation for residents at New Horizons. Instead there are three warm happy mealtimes together each day, and countless activities and other interaction with newfound friends.
Residents joining New Horizons now will revel in life without obligations, while their children, too, will experience relief and peace of mind. Experience the satisfaction of moving out of that big home you have always loved but no longer need on your own terms, and not because of a medical emergency. Come visit New Horizons and learn why so many residents are proud to say, “New Horizons is Home.”
If you are thinking of moving to an independent or an assisted living community, there is nothing more important one could read, than by going to the "Testimonials" button to the left on this website. Every comment shown was made by a resident or family member in letters to New Horizons, and every name and home town is shown.
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Directions to New Horizons at Marlborough
400 Hemenway Street, Marlborough 508-460-5000
From Rt. 128 and I-95 -
Take Exit 26 and follow US Route 20 West in Waltham 13.3 miles to Wilson Street, and turn right (look for a traffic light, a New Horizons sign and a Capital Farms convenience store). Follow Wilson Street 1/2 mile to the end, and turn right to New Horizons at 400 Hemenway Street.
From I-495 -
Follow US Route 20 East about 4 miles through Marlboro to Wilson Street and turn left (look for a traffic light, a New Horizons sign, a Capital Farms convenience store and a Walgreens). Follow Wilson Street 1/2 mile to the end, and turn right to New Horizons at 400 Hemenway Street.
Directions to New Horizons at Choate
21 Warren Avenue, Woburn (781) 932-8000
From Rt. 128 and I-95 northbound -
Take Exit 34 (Winn Street, Woburn) and turn south off exit ramp onto Winn Street. Follow approx. two miles into Woburn Center. At rotary, turn right onto Pleasant Street and continue straight past Woburn Public Library on right, with the courthouse and funeral home on left. Take a hard left at the five-way traffic light onto Warren Avenue. New Horizons is just 1/4 mile ahead at the top of hill on the right. Enter through main lobby in front.
From Rt. 128 and I-95 southbound -
Take Exit 35 (Woburn/Wilmington) and continue 3/4 way around rotary, turning right onto Rt. 38 (Main Street) toward Woburn Center. (Showcase Cinema entrance will be on immediate right.) Continue about one mile to Woburn Center rotary. Drive straight through rotary and continue on Pleasant Street. Pass Woburn Public Library on right, with the courthouse and funeral home on left. Take a hard left at the five-way traffic light onto Warren Avenue. New Horizons is just 1/4 mile ahead at the top of hill on the right. Enter through main lobby in front.
From Interstate 93 -
Take Exit 36 (Montvale Avenue, Stoneham) and turn west off exit ramp onto Montvale Avenue toward Woburn. Continue less then two miles to the end of Montvale Avenue. Take a right into the rotary, and follow halfway around, turning left onto Pleasant Street. Continue on Pleasant straight past Woburn Public Library on right, with the courthouse and funeral home on left. Take a hard left at the first traffic light onto Warren Avenue. New Horizons is just 1/4 mile ahead at the top of hill on the right. Enter through main lobby in front.
How Can New Horizons Afford to Do What it Does?
One of the most frequent questions visitors to New Horizons ask is how our communities are able to provide the level of accommodations and services they do, at rates that are noticeably lower than industry norms. For certain, our basic monthly service fees typically reflect significant discounts from most other competing retirement communities offering equal or even lesser amenities. This is just one of many reasons why we maintain waitlists at both facilities.
As not-for-profit community corporations, both New Horizons at Marlborough and New Horizons at Choate exist to provide award-winning assisted and independent living opportunities for Massachusetts residents, based upon an important underlying charitable mission. Both Massachusetts assisted living facilities are owned and sponsored by the large, substantially endowed charitable Cummings Foundation. Both were developed with the goal of creating a major philanthropic corporate presence in their respective communities.
Established in 1986, Cummings Foundation has demonstrated a solid tradition of supporting community-based organizations geared toward improving the quality of life of area residents, particularly those benefiting senior citizens and youth. The Foundation considers these contributions to be fundamental investments in the communities in which they are made. In both Marlborough and Woburn, Massachusetts, New Horizons has increasingly attracted the attention and interest of seniors who seek unparalleled value and a setting that truly and quickly becomes "home."
William and Joyce Cummings of Winchester, founders and primary benefactors of Cummings Foundation, maintain an active role in both New Horizons facilities. Both they and Patricia Cummings serve indefinite terms as trustees, along with other true community leaders who serve as trustees at New Horizons in Woburn and of Cummings Foundation itself. They provide substantial ongoing support for community operations.
This keen involvement has distinguished New Horizons as somewhat of an anomaly within the independent and assisted living industry. Through the family's planning and contributions, neither property has any type of mortgage whatsoever, and both consistently operate on a very healthy financial base. Many consider New Horizons to be among the best and lowest cost assisted living communities in Massachusetts. Indeed, the very structure of New Horizons, as Cummings Foundation-owned entities, essentially guarantees that their charitable mission will continue in perpetuity.
One of the most unique benefits New Horizons residents enjoy results from a decision by Cummings Foundation to effectively subsidize each resident's fees every month, by absorbing most cost-of-living and other operational increases on behalf of residents. This custom, while relatively unheard of in the industry, is vital to Cummings Foundation's desire to meaningfully and measurably serve as an award-winning Massachusetts assisted living community.
Both not-for-profit family-operated New Horizons campuses are designed to encourage healthy aging through recognition of the necessity of support as one grows older, as well as the need for education about aging to create and enhance positive attitudes. We are delighted you have included us in your search for a retirement community, and hope we may be of valuable assistance in helping you select your home.
Realizing that both facilities typically maintain active waiting lists of seniors desiring to move in, we will do our best to help accommodate your needs if you decide that New Horizons is where you want to be. Providing high quality living arrangements for seniors is not just our business; it is our profound goal.
A section of newly remodeled suites within New Horizons at Marlborough is now reserved for residents with terminal conditions which do not require nursing home care. Many of these residents will, however, have supplemental Hospice nursing, counseling and physician care through a local licensed Hospice agency. In New Horizons' Hospice suites, residents will have around the clock help with the activities of daily living.
Residents in New Horizons' Hospice suites typically seek to maintain their quality of life in their remaining months or years. Palliative care is provided as needed by the caring staff of our on-site Medicare-approved home care agency. Traditional physical therapy and whirlpool therapy are very helpful in maintaining and restoring mobility. The facility's large lap swimming pool is also well-heated, and is immediately adjacent to the new Hospice Suites.
New Horizons at Choate, LLC
21 Warren Ave.
Woburn, MA 01801
New Horizons at Marlborough, LLC
400 Hemenway St.
Marlborough, MA 01752