Campus Amenities

The choice of studio, one-, or two-bedroom apartments

Horn Pond

At our strictly not-for-profit New Horizons at Marlborough, we want all our residents to feel comfortable and at home. They enjoy their choice of studio, one-, or two-bedroom apartments, each with its own oversized bathroom and kitchenette. New Horizons at Marlborough takes pride in focusing on each resident’s happiness and comfort, which is why we encourage personalization in each living space. Our residents also enjoy skylights and personal outdoor patios, as well as many common areas.

“The care and attention Dad got, the upbeat atmosphere, the plentiful and appealing food, the squeaky clean environment, and most of all the support he was afforded as he grew less able to take care of himself were very important to both of us. He regarded New Horizons as home. I don’t think one can give higher praise than that.” 

Leonard Inker, son of a former resident

Activities for Residents

In addition to creating an inviting environment for our residents, New Horizons at Marlborough creates activities to bring the community together. Our activities coordinator tailors programs that cater to residents’ enjoyment and interests.

Some of the many activities offered at New Horizons at Marlborough include:

  • Resident art studio and art displays
  • Off-site spectator trips
  • Regular fitness programs
  • Watercise classes in our indoor heated lap pool
  • On-site Jewish, Protestant, and Catholic religious services
  • Book clubs
  • Various college alumni clubs
  • Men’s Club
  • French Club
  • Green Thumb Gerdening Group
  • Busy Hands knitting/crafts group
  • Musical entertainment and weekly educational lectures
New Horizons Residents

His Eminence, Seán O’Malley, in the lovely Cardinal Cushing Chapel at New Horizons, in Marlborough

We are one of few communities to offer regular Catholic Mass as well as regular on-site Protestant and Jewish services. Not only do we offer activities for diverse residents, we encourage residents to feel connected to each other through group offerings. Our residents know that they were a vital part of their previous community, and we want to feel the same way here at New Horizons at Marlborough.

Residents with green thumbs can enjoy our large resident greenhouse or, in season, outdoor raised garden beds. They can talk with our greenhouse coordinator to harvest strawberries, tomatoes, or any plant they would like to tend. To spend some time on the town, residents are welcome to reserve a spot on our minibus to visit local shopping areas, museums, performances, sporting events, and more. Even during the winter season, we have scheduled trips to enjoy the holiday lights!

Community Activities

New Horizons Residents
Courtyard at New Horizons
Courtyard at New Horizons

Some of our fun-filled community activities include:

  • Baking contests in the Country Kitchen
  • Waist-high indoor and outdoor gardening
  • Neighborhood block parties

Residents of New Horizons at Marlborough can take full advantage of our first-rate Community Services Department and our “Town Center.” For those who enjoy the arts, such as poetry and music, we encourage them to join our poetry readings and live big-band music while sipping on some afternoon tea. The Town Center is the focal point of the social activities our residents participate in. We also host daily news chats as well as weekly cocktail parties at the Town Center.

Amenities on Campus

We offer a wide-range of amenities for our residents, helping to create an easy transition into their new home.

  • Chapel
  • Art studio
  • Health club
  • Walking trails
  • Heated indoor pool
  • O’Connor Commons for large and small resident groups
  • Hair salon
  • Game room
  • Multiple theaters
  • Campus-wide events
  • Pharmacy/sundry shop
  • Electric vehicle (EV) charging stations

Building Relationships

New Horizons at Marlborough takes pride in building relationships. Our core philosophy begins with the TLC Program, which helps residents form a bond with our staff as well as our community. When new residents arrive to New Horizons at Marlborough, our multidisciplinary staff introduces them to their new apartment and helps them acclimate to their new community. By doing this, we ignite friendships between the residents and staff on the very first day, which helps ease new residents into our community.

Several community organizations meet at our community, and many of our residents enjoy partaking in these events. This is just another way for our residents and staff to collaborate as well as to involve our residents within the local community.

New Horizons Residents
Courtyard at New Horizons
Courtyard at New Horizons

Staff That Care

Here at New Horizons at Marlborough, we really care for our residents and want to make sure they have everything they need, including feeling safe. To that end, we schedule a licensed nurse 24 hours, seven days a week, to be ready in case of any emergencies. New Horizons at Marlborough also has a front desk receptionist available 24 hours a day in addition to certified home health aides.



Both New Horizons are strictly not-for-profit communities owned by Cummings Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in New England. Cummings Foundation awards more than $30 million annually, and has awarded more than $500 million to date to support greater Boston nonprofits.