Independent Living at The Meadows

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 are completed with steel, concrete, and expansive windows. At The Meadows, residents are surrounded by 40 picturesque acres, adjacent to scenic conservation land in a quiet country residential neighborhood, offering a tranquil yet invigorating setting.

While residents can 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 our campus. Our health club includes a beautiful indoor heated pool so residents can swim all year round.

The Meadows is intended for 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, we provide 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.

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.

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, phone, heat, cable, electricity and water. 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.

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Services and Amenities


  • Daily breakfast buffet at Meadows 370
  • Daily dinner at Meadows 420
  • Weekly housekeeping with flat linen service at Meadows 420
  • Frequent wine and cheese-social get-togethers
  • Friday Sabbath services at New Horizons
  • Daily 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
  • 24-hour on-site licensed nurse*

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
  • Non-combustible construction
  • Trash chute and recycle room
  • Outdoor picnic and walking 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
  • Sizes range from 600 to 2,000 s.f.
  • Kitchens with full appliances
  • Oversized bathrooms
  • Choice of bathtub or shower (or both)
  • Private washer/dryer in most units
  • Individually controlled HVAC
  • Fully air-conditioned throughout
  • Wall-to-wall carpeting and linoleum
  • Private patios or balconies in many units

Campus Features

  • On-site health club
  • Large heated indoor lap swimming pool
  • Access to New Horizons’ local bus*
  • On-campus banking
  • On-campus podiatry, dental care and physical and occupational therapy*
  • Bouvier Pharmacy branch*
  • Full-time hair/beauty salon*
  • Indoor exotic fish pond
  • Indoor greenhouse and outdoor gardens
  • 40 acres of woods and meadows
  • Putting green and horseshoe pit
  • Director on duty seven days/week

Some residences in The Cottages and the DHCD program may not include all listed services and amenities.

*Typically an additional cost to resident.

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Customer Reviews:
Wonderful Experience - by
“My fifteen months at New Horizons was a wonderful experience. I made many friends. Everyone on staff was very caring, friendly and professional.”
Top Chefs! - by
5 / 5stars
“To the chefs, dining room managers and executives who circulated during dinner, the 'Anniversary Dinner' on September 30 was spectacular. Never think that your thoughts, planning and execution of such an evening go unnoticed or unappreciated.”
Easy Move-In - by
“The day my mother moved to New Horizons, two years ago, Ginger sat behind the front desk and greeted her with "Welcome home, Mrs. Schlemm!" I knew then that we had made a very good decision. I just wanted to extend a very heartfelt thank you from my family to yours.”
Well Run Department - by
“I would like to sincerely thank you for helping me this morning by sending one of your maintenance crew to clean off my car. I appreciate it so much more than I can possibly express. Maintenance at New Horizons is very impressive and I want to personally thank you for such a well run department. Any time I have requested maintenance in my apartment I have been very pleased. The staff is amazing. I absolutely love and appreciate living at New Horizons and constantly tell people how great it is!”

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