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.
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
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 Care
Solutions Inc., 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.