Independent Living at The Meadows

Active seniors enjoy their independent lifestyles

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Active seniors enjoy their independent lifestyles when residing at The Meadows, and with 100 acres of wooded conservation land surrounding the entire New Horizons property, residents have remarkable views. All of our apartments include fully applianced kitchens, large tiled baths, and in-unit washers/dryers.  Constructed in 2001, these apartments feature expansive windows. At The Meadows, residents are surrounded by 40 picturesque acres in a quiet country residential neighborhood, offering a tranquil yet invigorating setting.

New Horizons Residents
Courtyard at New Horizons
Courtyard at New Horizons

While Meadows residents may always cook their own meals, or order out, we provide one meal a day in one of our two elegant dining rooms. Monthly activities are also available, and residents are welcome to take part in our health and fitness classes at our health club right here on campus. Our health club includes a beautiful indoor heated lap pool so residents can swim all year round.

Virtual Tour of New Horizons

The Meadows is intended for both those who are retired or those actively working in the community. We also offer plenty of free parking and professionally landscaped grounds as well as a scenic wooded walking path. At 370 Hemenway Street, residents enjoy full American-style breakfast and, at 420 Hemenway Street, a gourmet dinner is served in the Broadmeadow Dining Room six evenings a week as well as Sunday afternoons.

Unsolicited Testimonials

If you are considering a move to New Horizons, one of the most revealing things for you to consider is the long list of comments on our Testimonials page. Every one of these unsolicited comments was received in writing from a resident or grateful family member who also signed the testimonial.

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Benefits of Residing in an Independent Living Community

Seniors who choose to live in an independent living community typically do not need assistance with daily activities. These individuals are interested in socializing and living their senior years to the fullest. What better place to enjoy retirement than at The Meadows?

A core benefit of residing in The Meadows is that our staff oversees the upkeep of the property. This means our residents never have to worry about mowing the lawn, adjusting the water heater, shoveling in the winter, or making any home repairs.

New Horizons Residents
Courtyard at New Horizons
Courtyard at New Horizons

We also offer plenty of activities that our independent living residents can take part in, including movie nights, trivia, baking contests, walks, watercise classes, and more. Whether you’re seeking a cocktail hour or a trip into nearby towns, we can meet your needs.

Residents here can feel completely comfortable knowing they don’t need to be concerned with paying bills for the internet, local phone service, heat, cable, and water, all of which are included in the monthly rate. Owning your own home can take a lot of time out of the day, which is why those who have retired can sit back and unwind at our independent living community.

If residents do need assistance, we are always here to lend a helping hand. Our staff is available around-the-clock in the event of an emergency. This is one of the major benefits when selecting our independent living community in Massachusetts.


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.

  • Daily breakfast buffet at Meadows Building 370
  • Daily dinner at Meadows Building 420
  • Weekly housekeeping with flat linen service at Meadows 420
  • Frequent wine and cheese social get-togethers
  • Friday Sabbath services at New Horizons
  • Regular Catholic Mass and weekly Protestant services in 140-seat on-site chapel
  • Ample free parking and snow removal
  • Heat, hot water, central air conditioning included
  • Local telephone and Basic-Plus cable included
  • On-site licensed nurse scheduled on duty 24/7
Building Features
  • Centrally located elevators
  • Library and elegant lounges
  • Multi-purpose activity rooms
  • Large, comfortable dining room
  • Gas fireplaces in common areas
  • Distinctive architecture
  • Emergency power system
  • Fully sprinklered throughout
  • Modern, non-combustible construction throughout
  • Trash chute and recycle room
  • Outdoor picnic, walking, and planting areas
  • 24-hour on-call emergency maintenance
  • Abutting 100 acres of conservation land
Apartment Features
  • Private, very spacious apartment homes
  • Wide variety of unique floor plans in all buildings
  • Sizes range from 600 to 2,000 SF per apartment
  • Kitchens with full appliances
  • Oversized bathrooms
  • Private washer/dryer in most units
  • Individually controlled HVAC
  • Fully air-conditioned throughout all apartments
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting, linoleum, and vinyl plank flooring
  • Private patios or balconies in many units
Campus Features
  • On-site health club
  • Large indoor 82° lap swimming pool
  • Access to New Horizons’ local bus
  • Banking
  • Podiatry, dental care, and physical, occupational, and speech therapy
  • Bouvier Pharmacy branch
  • On-site nurse practitioners who work with local general practitioners
  • Diabetes management program
  • Full-time hair/beauty salon with four chairs
  • Indoor exotic fish pond
  • Greenhouse and outdoor gardens
  • 40 acres of woods and meadows
  • Putting green in season
  • Director on duty seven days/week