Marlborough and Boston Assisted LivingThis section describes both of the inexpensive not-for-profit New Horizons retirement communities developed by Cummings Foundation. New Horizons Marlborough is located in Marlborough, MA., just south of the Sudbury town line, and just north of U.S. Route 20. It has a beautiful country setting near Longfellow's historic Wayside Inn at the end of Wilson Street. Be sure to read the family testimonials.
New Horizons at Choate is near historic Horn Pond at 21 Warren Avenue in Woburn. It typically has a waiting list of about three to six months. The recently enlarged Marlborough residence, however, typically has only a very short waiting list, or none at all, due to its much larger campus.
Just about everyone looks forward to retirement as a time to relax and enjoy life. Often, though, we get too consumed by daily responsibilities to fully relish the leisure time we've worked so hard to gain. That's where New Horizons can make quite a difference.
Wonderful senior living at non-denominational New Horizons offers the perfect blend of convenience, flexibility, and personal services. Many seniors at both of these fine suburban Boston communities find that their independence increases after moving in, because New Horizons takes care of all those burdensome, time-consuming responsibilities. That allows residents to live life to their fullest!
Assisted and Independent Living
New Horizons living means beautiful, spacious, private apartments (no two are identical), These soon become residents' individual, unique homes. Decorate with your own furnishings and style. Welcome family and friends as you like. Come and go as you please!
One of the finest aspects of New Horizons, and many other very good retirement communities, is the wonderfully supportive new relationships residents develop among themselves, and often with their caregivers. This wonderful opportunity manifests itself in so many ways, with totally renewed feelings of looking forward to the next day and the next activity, and really enjoying the company of fellow residents.
Enjoy three gourmet meals in elegant dining rooms, and share lots of social and recreational activities with warm, interesting neighbors. Just leave the cooking, cleaning, utilities, transportation, real estate taxes, maintenance, and snow shoveling to New Horizons. You have more important things to do!
There are always stimulating health programs and workshops, crafts, bridge and poker clubs, indoor and outdoor gardening, 24-hour front desk service, several well-stocked libraries, and on-site health facilities and religious services, as well as intergenerational programs, cultural events, local excursions, cocktail parties, and so much more. Do as much or as little as you want - this is your home.
Not-For-Profit Senior Living
Both not-for-profit New Horizons retirement communities in Massachusetts offer a unique combination of individualized independent and assisted living arrangements, with ready access to wide varieties of medical and social services. Through constant attention to the needs of residents, New Horizons provides warm, comfortable, completely private living spaces for those living independently. It also provides that same personalized support for those who may need assistance.
Each New Horizons also offers very economical and affordable Boston area independent and assisted living on beautifully landscaped grounds. Most assisted living residents at the Marlborough campus come from Marlborough, Westborough, Southborough, Framingham, Sudbury, Concord, Weston, Waltham, Wayland, and Worcester. Each lovely studio, one, or two bedroom well-lit apartment includes an oversized private bathroom, mini-kitchenette, cable TV and local telephone service, in-suite emergency call system, individually controlled heating and air conditioning, and more. The additional fee for a spouse or roommate in the same New Horizons private suite in Marlborough is only $100 per month, including three meals per day, etc!
Some suites even feature skylights, private patios, and walk-in closets. Residents' comfort and convenience are of utmost importance, because your home should make you happy.
We could not begin to include here all the wonderful things that happen for residents living at the New Horizons retirement communities. They're just very special places where very special people share dignified, refined, and friendly living.
Come visit - you should feel right at home
If you are seeking greater independence, and would like to join us for lunch or dinner, please call (Marlborough: 508-460-5000 or Woburn: 781-932-8000). We would be delighted to welcome you and show you why New Horizons really is home.
New residents of New Horizons - and for that matter all other Framingham, Massachusetts area assisted living communities we know of - very often demonstrate greatly renewed zest for life within a matter of months. This joie de vivre is particularly noticeable for residents who have lived alone for some time before coming to New Horizons. Very commonly, residents themselves say, "I'm so happy! I wish I had come here years ago!"
All residents at New Horizons typically have choices of dining hours and multiple selections for entrees and side dishes, as well. Guests are always welcome to make a reservation for a delicious home cooked meal any day of the week.
Most resident suites include mini-kitchenettes for those who like to keep snacks in their personal refrigerator, or who might enjoy a cup of tea or hot soup in the privacy of their suite. New Horizons also has full-sized homestyle kitchens available for those who might occasionally want to bake cookies, or teach a grandchild how to make Grandma's favorite spaghetti sauce or Grandpa's Five-Alarm Chili!
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 firsthand 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 the Vacation Program at our Marlborough location (only). In this 30-day 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, including the use of the on-site Hemenway Health Club and indoor heated swimming pool. Also included is a Traditional Service Plan for one with assisted living services provided by the on-site certified and Medicare-approved home health agency.
The very best way to consider any assisted living community is to personally visit the prospective facility, either with or without an appointment, any day. Drop in with your prospective resident, and in addition to having a meal, meet and talk with some residents.
Whether or not you are able to personally come to New Horizons, please be absolutely sure to click on the section entitled “Resident Reviews” or “Resident Testimonials” on this website. Each comment came to New Horizons in a written, signed letter or note from a current or former resident, or from a friend or relative. These signed reviews will immediately tell readers why New Horizons is so highly rated by the vast majority of its many, many residents, and why they feel so good about these fine, highly attractive communities.
Becoming a New Horizons resident
Before a new resident moves in, there are some simple forms to sign (Marlborough; Choate), and there are no long-term leases. All New Horizons residents complete a Residence Agreement, however, which may be canceled without penalty at any time with two months' written notice, or promptly following a resident's passing.
A good retirement community will help its residents be as independent as possible, while providing ready assistance when needed. New Horizons is designed for seniors who still enjoy an active lifestyle, and who also want convenient abundant opportunities for socialization and friendship. All rates include three gracious meals daily, plus housekeeping, utilities, linens, local transportation, and a wide range of activities at this very affordable Marlborough, MA assisted living center.
New Horizons is an open and accepting community. We celebrate the diversity of our residents and staff. Our differences do not define us, but rather inform and enrich our overall living experience. New Horizons is welcoming to people of all backgrounds, and our current resident population reflects this central philosophy, as people of different races, religions, geographic origins, financial backgrounds and life experiences have come together to form one dynamic community.
For individuals in need of temporary supportive services while recuperating from a hospital stay, or during rehabilitation, or while a family caregiver may be away, New Horizons in Marlborough offers a respite program. This program is available to individuals or couples, with a minimum 30-day stay and maximum 60-day stay.
Respite residents are provided furnished suites with kitchenette, bath with walk-in shower, emergency response system, and cable and local telephone service. The program fee includes a Traditional Service Plan for one, with personal care services provided by our on-site Medicare-approved home care agency. Additional care is always available, and a licensed nurse is scheduled on site 24 hours per day, seven days a week.
Included are three delicious meals served daily in an elegantly casual dining room, weekly housekeeping and linen service, and all regular community activities, as well as all special programs. There is a 140-seat stained-glass chapel and religious services on site for Christian and Jewish faiths.
Suites within New Horizons' main community are now available for residents with terminal conditions that do not require extensive nursing home care. Many of these residents will, however, have supplemental Hospice nursing, counseling and physician care through one of our local licensed hospice agencies. 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 staffs of our on-site Medicare-approved home care agencies.
Specialized Assisted Living Programs
Hearthstone Alzheimer Care
Hearthstone Alzheimer Care, Ltd. is a prominent, internationally known organization that provides dementia care in several states. It operates its own special care residences at both the Woburn and Marlborough New Horizons, and has done so for more than 20 years in both New Horizons locations. Occasionally, when the need arises, residents may transfer from New Horizons to the Hearthstone residence - typically in a relatively seamless transition.
Dr. John Ziesel, widely recognized as a pioneer in the Alzheimer treatment field, co-founded and continues to manage the Hearthstone programs. The main phone number of their executive offices in Woburn, MA is
Geri-psych Assisted Living
"Robbie's Place," located on the second floor of New Horizons at Marlborough's assisted living facility, is one of a very few accredited enhanced-care programs in the Commonwealth that supports seniors coping with mental health struggles, such as depression and anxiety. Using a traditional assisted living setting and supplementing care with psychiatric expertise, many residents will recover to either live independently or transition to New Horizons.
New Horizons provides meals for Hearthstone and Robbie's Place residents and, of course, provides the upkeep of residents' individual suites. It does not in any way, however, supervise or direct Hearthstone or Robbie's Place management or caregivers, or the actual residential programs in these facilities, and it has no ownership interest.
New Horizons at Choate, LLC
21 Warren Ave.
Woburn, MA 01801
New Horizons at Marlborough, LLC
400 Hemenway St.
Marlborough, MA 01752