Continuing Care Retirement Communities

Providing housing, services, and health care at one location.


Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs) offer the services necessary for you to "age in place." You don't need to leave the community because your health needs change. Housing options include:

  • Townhouses or cottages for independent living
  • Assisted living apartments 
  • Nursing home accommodations for people who need more care

As your needs change, you'll have access to different services, including:

  • Nursing and other health-care services
  • Meals, usually in a community dining area
  • Housekeeping
  • Emergency help
  • Personal care help
  • Recreational and social activities
  • 24 hour security
  • Building and grounds maintenance


Services vary by facility, and there's usually a monthly fee. It is important to learn which services are included in the monthly fee and which are extra. Most CCRCs require an entrance fee that is usually like the cost of purchasing a house in that town. Part of the entrance fee may be refundable depending on the CCRC's contract.

Per MGL Chapter 93, Section 76, CCRCs must submit operational documents to the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA). You can find copies of these documents in the directory below.

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Continuing Care sites in Massachusetts

89 South Senior Independent Living

1 and 2 bedroom apartments with services included.

Applewood at Amherst


1 Spencer Drive
Amherst, MA 01002


Fax: (413) 258-8423

Briarwood Continuing Care Retirement Community


65 Briarwood Circle
Worcester, MA 01606


Fax: (508) 856-0309

Brookhaven at Lexington

Brooksby Village Senior Living


100 Brooksby Village Drive
Peabody, MA 01960

Carleton-Willard Village



575 Osgood St.
North Andover, MA 01845

Fox Hill Village


10 Longwood Drive
Westwood, MA 02090

Glenmeadow Retirement Community

Kimball Farms Life Care


235 Walker Street
Lennox, MA 01240

Lasell Village


120 Seminary Avenue
Newton, MA 02466

Lathrop Community At Easthampton


100 Bassett Brook Drive
Easthampton, MA 01027

Linden Ponds

Loomis Lakeside at Reeds Landing


807 Wilbraham Rd.
Springfield, MA 01109

Loomis Village


20 Bayon Drive
South Hadley, MA 01075

Maplewood at Mayflower Place Retirement Community

NewBridge on the Charles

Newbury Court

New Pond Village

North Hill


865 Central Ave
Needham, MA 02492

Orchard Cove


1 Del Pond Drive
Canton, MA 02021

Overlook Continuing Care Retirement Community

Southgate at Shrewsbury

Sweetwood of Williamstown


1611 Cold Spring Rd.
Williamstown, MA 01267

The Commons in Lincoln

The Village at Duxbury

The Village at Proprietors Green

The Village at Willow Crossings

The Willows at Westborough

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