New Horizons

Senior living in greater Boston and Massachusetts’ MetroWest

Just about everyone looks forward to retirement as a time to relax and enjoy life. Often, though, we become too consumed by daily responsibilities to fully relish the leisure time we've worked so hard to gain. That's where Cummings Foundation’s two not-for-profit New Horizons retirement communities can make quite a difference. With the perfect blend of convenience, flexibility, and available personal services, New Horizons takes care of the burdensome time-consuming responsibilities associated with homeownership, freeing up seniors for more enjoyable activities.

New Horizons at Marlborough
New Horizons at Marlboro

Located in Marlborough, MA., this award-winning senior living community’s pastoral campus is just south of the Sudbury town line and just north of U.S. Route 20. Learn about assisted living, independent living, and full-service retirement residential options, as well as memory care, geri-psych assisted living, and 30-day vacation package options.

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New Horizons at Choate
New Horizons at Choate, Woburn

Near historic Horn Pond at 21 Warren Avenue in Woburn, this upscale community houses multiple on-site medical service providers at the 50,000-square-foot Choate Medical Center on its ground floor. Read about our assisted living and retirement and independent living senior living programs.

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Not-for-profit assisted and independent living

As not-for-profit community corporations, New Horizons at Marlboro and New Horizons in Woburn exist to provide top-notch assisted and independent living opportunities, based upon an important underlying charitable mission. Both Massachusetts senior living facilities are owned and sponsored by the large, substantially endowed charitable Cummings Foundation, also of Woburn.

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 Marlboro 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.”

Picnic at Choate
Gardening at Marlborough

Bill and Joyce Cummings, founders and primary benefactors of Cummings Foundation, maintain an active role in both New Horizons communities. 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.

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 missions will continue in perpetuity.

Dining at Choate
Knitting Group at Marlborough

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 a first-class Massachusetts assisted living community.

The basic monthly service fee at New Horizons includes not only rent but also three home-cooked meals per day, all utilities except phone and cable, social activities and events, weekly housekeeping, apartment maintenance, groundskeeping, snow removal, 24-hour front desk reception, group transportation to local shopping and special events, and more. Learn more about rates in Woburn and in Marlborough, and ask us about our unusually stable fee structure.

Come visit: You should feel right at home

If you are seeking greater independence and would like to join us for a gourmet homecooked meal and meet our community, please call (Marlborough: 508-460-5200 or Woburn: 781-932-8000). We would be delighted to welcome you and show you why New Horizons really is home.

Please be sure to read our family testimonials for Marlborough and Woburn. Each comment came to us 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 highly attractive communities.

Couple Dining at Choate
Red Sox Trip at Marlborough

Why New Horizons

Assisted living communities, such as New Horizons in Marlborough and New Horizons in Woburn, offer a unique combination of housing and personalized care designed to respond to the individual needs of those who require, or may later require, assistance with activities of daily living. A typical assisted living residence offers a supportive residential setting for those who are unable to continue to live alone, but do not need the 24-hour skilled medical care of a nursing home.

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.

New Horizons living means beautiful, spacious private apartments; a warm and welcoming community; ready access to a wide variety of medical and social services; and supportive new bonds with caregivers, neighbors, and friends. Residents pay a fully refundable entrance fee and a stable monthly service fee.

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 races, religions, geographic origins, financial backgrounds, sexual orientation, and life experiences.

New Horizons at Choate, LLC

21 Warren Ave., Woburn, MA 01801

New Horizons at Marlborough, LLC

400 Hemenway St., Marlborough, MA 01752

Both New Horizons are strictly not-for-profit communities. Their parent entity, Cummings Foundation, founded in 1986 by Joyce and Bill Cummings, is a charitable foundation with more than $3.5 billion in assets.