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We received a question today through our site - "Do you know of any facilities in the Boston MA area?" Normally, I would just advise someone to go look at our appropriate city page (Boston) to see the facilities in that area, but I realized today that we didn't have a page for Boston! Oops!

So, we have now created one, which is a good thing since Boston has a great number of older adults, as well as a robust mix of offerings, services, and programs for local area seniors.
One of the more prominent groups in the Boston area is the "Commission on Affairs of the Elderly" which operates to "enhance the quality of life for Boston's senior citizens through planning, coordinating, and monitoring the delivery of services to the elderly in an efficient and effective manner." We found this information on the Elderly Affairs page on the City of Boston website.

There is quite a bit of good information to be found here, including a calendar of events for local seniors in Boston, announcements, as well as a .pdf version of Boston Seniority Magazine, which offers coverage of local news, events, volunteer and work opportunities, and much more for Boston Seniors.

In addition, the Elderly Affairs section offers information on the local Area Agency on Aging for Boston, Service Opportunities, Important Phone numbers, as well as Direct Services offered by the Elderly Affairs office.

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We wanted to elaborate further on the services and programs offered by the Elderly Affairs department for the City of Boston:

We love cities with good, helpful, and informative websites. The City of Boston is no exception, and it has an excellent section for it's Commission on Elderly Affairs, and related programs, agencies and services. We found this page pretty easily - in a search, we simply typed "Boston MA Agency on Aging" and the first result came up with the City of Boston's website.

The Commission on Elderly Affairs site is here.

There are numerous items found within the Commission on Affairs of the Elderly section that are extremely useful to local Boston-area seniors.

Firstly, information about the Area Agency on Aging for Boston, which is actually referred to as the Council on Aging (COA) for the City of Boston.. This agency, as with all other agencies in Massachusetts and Boston, were established under the Older Americans Act (OAA) in 1973. This was in response to the growing needs of seniors (those over the age of 60) in every local community. Most agencies on aging cover large areas, and often time overlap into numerous counties and communities. The goal of the Council on Aging is to promote 'the active involvement of seniors in the life and health of their neighborhoods in conjunction with Mayors Advisory Council.'

Funding for Agencies on Aging, or Commissions on Aging comes in-part from the Older American Act, which allows agencies to offer programs such as: Long-term care Ombudsman (a voice, or advocate for seniors); Nutrition Services; Health Services including disease prevention and health support; caregiver support services.

There are a number of Direct services offered by the City of Boston's Elderly Commission. To be eligible, the age requirement is 60 and older. Examples of some of the programs and services offered are: S.S.I, Medicare, Medicaid, Food Stamps, Veteran's Benefits, and more! To find out more about the programs offered, please call (617) 635-4366.

Housing is another area where the Commission can help seniors in the Boston area. Seniors, at times, may not be able to take care of home repairs, evictions, or know what their rights are as tenants The Housing Unit can provide information and referral, as well as direct assistance in numerous areas relevant to housing. The Housing Unit can also provide referral for nursing homes and assisted living in Boston.

Another area that seniors may need extra help is with Transportation Many seniors may have vision problems, or a health condition that will make it impossible for them to provide their own transportation. The City of Boston's Elderly Affairs department can help by providing a senior shuttle, which provides free transportation in Boston to routine medical appointments, grocery shopping, as well as special events. To find out more about the Senior Shuttle program in Boston, including hours of operation and eligibility requirements, please call (617) 635-3000.

The City of Boston also provides a meal/nutrition service for it's senior residents and. There are around 40 congregate lunch sites throughout the city. Suggested donations are accepted for meals ($1.75). In addition, there is a Meals on Wheels program that can deliver nutritious meals to seniors who are homebound due to an illness or health condition, and other issues and conditions. To find out more about all of services provided by the Elderly Nutrition program , please visit the Nutrition Services page here. For the Meals on Wheels program, there is a drop-down menu that allows users to choose their neighborhood to find the phone number and contact information for the Meals on Wheels Coordinator for that neighborhood.

Another extremely important segment to the Elderly Affairs program is it's Caregiver Support Services, which exists to provide assistance to those individuals who provides care or assistance to a child, or adult. Assistance can be in the form of shopping, personal care and hygiene, financial assistance, or even home maintenance to an elderly relative, friend, or neighbor. Caregiver Support can also come in many forms, including information and referral, adult day care, workshops, and help with solving problems. Caregivers are often the 'unsung heroes' in a community, and are also many times unaware of the services, help, and support that is available to the by the city, and the local Agency on Aging.

Whether you, a friend, or a family member living in the Boston Area resides in a nursing home, assisted living facility, or independently at home, there are many wonderful and helpful services available to you within the Elderly Affairs Division. The Elderly Affairs division's address is 1 City Hall Square, Room 271, Boston, MA 02201-2010. The main phone number is 617-635-4366.

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Our video highlights 3 very important state resources that will help you to find assisted living facilities in Boston. You will learn which facilities offer care to low-income seniors, and which options are best for those with Alzheimer's or Dementia.

Another great resource for you to keep in mind is the Area Agency on Aging for the City of Boston. This site and resource provides an excellent not-for-profit, local set of services, programs and resources for Boston's seniors, families and caregivers. If you simply feel lost, or feel like you are not getting good information or answers elsewhere, this agency can help!

For assisted living in Boston, we've included most, if not all licensed facilities in the metro area on this page, as well as video tours as they become available! Intro by

Boston Featured Facilities, Services and Video Tours:

[Video Tour] The Gables at Winchester Senior Living


A luxurious senior living community located just outside of Boston. This video tour/slideshow offers numerous views of the inside of The Gables, with it's many social areas, dining spaces, exercise room, movie theater, and much more.

You'll be impressed at what this beautiful facility has to offer.

Call Directly: 780-756-1026

[Video Tour] Springhouse Independent and Assisted Living


Springhouse, a nonprofit organization, offers assisted living care and independent living in Boston, located the Jamaica Plains section of the city. Nestled on 13 acres of conservation land with a wildlife bird sanctuary.

This excellent video tour shows numerous views of both the interior and exterior grounds of this facility, including testimonials, and 'peeks' into the many activities and programs offered at Springhouse. Call Directly: (617) 522-0043

Landmark Senior Living

Boston, Massachusetts - Landmark at Longwood - A Wonderfully Vibrant, Diverse, and Intergenerational Community


Landmark at Longwood Assisted Living Facility is a wonderfully vibrant, diverse, and intergenerational community who strives to promote independence and the greatest quality of life.

Located at the former Baptist School of Nursing’s Haskell House, Landmark at Longwood is an effervescent Assisted Living Community, who successfully thrives upon a supportive environment that fosters and encourages our residents to live healthy and active lifestyles.

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Boylston Place at Chestnut Hill

Boylston Place at Chestnut Hill

"...a 48 unit assisted living community adjacent to Epoch Senior Healthcare at Chestnut Hill"
615 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
(617) 244-6400
Number of Units: 48
AL Monthly Cost Range: $5050 to $14500
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Compass on the Bay

Compass on the Bay

"...a brand new state-of-the-art Memory Support Assisted Living community "
1380 Columbia Road
Boston, MA 02127
617-268-5450
Number of Units: 38
AL Monthly Cost Range: $3450 to $5350
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Edelweiss Village Assisted Living

"...Offering 62 attractive apartments in a wide range of sizes and floor plans"
2220 Centre Street
West Roxbury, MA 02132
857-547-2000
Number of Units: 62
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Landmark at Longwood

Landmark at Longwood assisted living

"...We are pleased to offer the MorningStar Program, a secure memory care program for individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias"

Other on-site amenities include
 Spacious Apartments with private Kitchenette and Bathroom
 Spacious Community Room with Large Screen Television, Game Tables, and Stereo System
 Wheelchair Accessible Transportation
 Visiting Physician
 Concierge Services
 Laundry Facilities
 Beauty/Barber Salon
 Free Parking
 General Store
63 Parker Hill Avenue
Boston, MA 02120

(617) 975-0110
Number of Units: 90
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Springhouse assisted living in Jamaica Plain, MA

Springhouse blends the comforts of gracious country living with the sophistication of resort-style services and atmosphere. Peacefully nestled on thirteen acres of conservation land just minutes from Boston's cultural, educational and medical centers, Springhouse has 135 modern apartments and offers three living options to meet your particular needs and lifestyles.

Springhouse is located at:
44-46 Allandale Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Phone (617) 522-0043

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Rogerson House

Rogerson House

"...Graciously situated on three acres of grounds in Boston\'s scenic Emerald Necklace "
434 Jamaica Way
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
617-983-2300
Number of Units: 66
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Springhouse

Springhouse Assisted Living

"...a nonprofit organization"
 Independent
 Assisted Living
 and Alzheimer's Care
44 Allandale Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 522-0043
Number of Units: 84
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Standish Village at Lower Mills

Standish Village

"...premier Independent Living, service-enriched Assisted Living and a state-of-the-art Compass Memory Support Neighborhood"
1190 Adams Street
Boston, MA 02124
617-298-5656
Number of Units: 85
Map

Susan Bailis Assisted Living Community

Susan Ballis Community

Some of our features and services: All of the comforts of home
 Personalized service plans tailored to meet each resident's unique needs
 Fine dining w/ 3 meals daily
 Beautiful dining room
 Monthly apartment lease fee & all utilities
 Three delicious meals served daily in our dining room
 Weekly housekeeping and laundry flat linen service
 24-hour building security
 On-site heated underground parking for residents and guests
 Use of community rooms for events with family and friends
 Social and cultural programs
 24-hour on-site personal care
 Personal care assistance including help with dressing and personal appearance, bathing and showering, mealtime and incontinence care, reminders for medication, housekeeping, and personal laundry
 24-hour emergency response system
 Individual wellness plan, including an exercise program
 Assistance arranging transportation to medical appointments
 Semi-annual health assessments

617-247-1010
352 Massachusetts Avenue at St. Botolph Street
Boston, Massachusetts, 02115

Other Relevant Senior Services for Boston

Veronica Smith Senior Center
20 Chestnut Hill Avenue
Brighton, MA 02135-3214
(617) 635-6120

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There are 3 excellent state (non-commercial) sites and resources that offer facility search tools for assisted living facilities in Boston, and Massachusetts. These are all excellent ways to further your research, and to find out which facilities offer care for low-income seniors in Boston, and what facilities cost per month.

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