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While officially called the Town of Braintree, this Greater Boston municipality is a state-recognized city with a comprehensive range of senior services. About 17% or over 6,500 of its residents are aged 65 and older, and the Department of Elder Affairs Outreach Program helps them obtain various forms of assistance based on their needs. Braintree is also home to South Shore Elder Services, an Area Agency on Aging, enabling easy access to long-term services and support.
In Braintree, seniors enjoy a safe suburban setting for a carefree retirement. The 320-acre Pond Meadow Park and scenic Sunset Lake offer tranquil spots for strolling, fishing and wildlife watching, while South Shore Plaza is the best place for indoor shopping. Braintree is also close to South Shore Hospital in neighboring Weymouth and a short drive from Boston’s top hospitals.
Braintree’s senior programs may help eligible residents obtain financial assistance for assisted living which costs $6,100 per month. This amount is comparable to the Massachusetts average of $6,085 and significantly higher than the national average of $4,300.
Note: Information for Braintree was not available, so data from the nearest city, Boston, was used.
Know what kind of senior care community fits you by reading our top 10 ALFs for Braintree and its nearby areas.
Sunrise of Braintree
Built as a mansion-style home, Sunrise of Braintree is among our top choices for its splendid environment. Its three-level building is fronted by extensive porches and enhanced by a large landscaped backyard. The multi-use activity room holds daily Masses and activities such as baking, cycling, movies and meditation, while the inviting bistro hosts wine and cheese socials, group exercises, sing-alongs and Men’s Club gatherings. The community’s Sunrise CareConnect electronic health record system helps ensure that each resident is given individualized care.
Brookdale Quincy Bay
We recommend Brookdale Quincy Bay to laid-back urban seniors who want great views of its surrounding green space, the bay and the Boston skyline, as well as quick access to nearby Quincy Center. Almost all of its one-bedroom apartments have private balconies, in addition to the building’s multiple patios. There are also multiple studio floor plan options for both independent and assisted living residents. Other engaging amenities include club, billiards, activity and puzzle rooms, a library and coffee room. The community’s 24-hour care team benefits assisted living residents with personalized care, medication assistance and emergency response.
Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle
Located in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood, Chestnut Park at Cleveland Circle is just 5 minutes from St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. This Benchmark Senior Living is also close to the Chestnut Hill Reservoir Trail. Its low-rise complex is surrounded by outdoor features such as a gazebo, pergola walkway and kids’ playground for visiting grandchildren. Cozy common areas include a fireside parlor, library and computer center, club room and several multi-use recreational and activity rooms. Assisted living residents can enjoy activities such as Mindful Meditation, brain games, live music and outings.
Atria Marina Place
Perfectly situated in northern Quincy’s coastal neighborhood, Atria Marina Place enjoys close proximity to Squantum Point Park for picnicking, bird watching and shoreline fishing opportunities. We added this senior community to our top 10 list for its vibrant atmosphere. Its attractive grounds feature parklike gardens with a patio dining area, and its low-rise residential building contains a fully stocked fireside library, country kitchen, restaurant-style dining room and the Shipyard Pub. Engage Life activities for assisted living residents include fitness exercises such as flow yoga, tai chi and qi gong, as well as book clubs, art classes, cocktail hours, live entertainment and outings.
New Pond Village
For seniors who prefer a full continuum of care, New Pond Village is among our top recommendations. This community has a tranquil setting on the wooded banks of Willett Pond. Its lush campus features expansive parklike grounds with a gazebo and resident-tended gardens. Amenities include a greenhouse, woodworking and craft rooms, fitness center and game room with billiards and ping-pong tables. Residents also have access to the community’s bar and pub, library and salon/barbershop. The assisted living neighborhood consists of 550 sq. ft. The Astor one-bedroom apartments with granite kitchen counters, full bathrooms, abundant storage and peaceful nature views.
Wingate Residences at Boylston Place
Affiliated with Wingate Healthcare, Wingate Residences at Boylston Place benefits residents with access to on-site skilled nursing services. This retirement community has an accessible location off Massachusetts Route 9, just blocks away from The Street and The Shops at Chestnut Hill. Its low-rise apartment complex encloses a central English courtyard and also has a spacious upper-floor terrace. It also has a health and fitness center, cinema room, fireside library, country kitchen and media center with internet access. Assisted living residents receive 1 hour of assistance per day, and they have 24-hour access to an on-site nurse.
Wingate Residences at Needham
We added Wingate Residences at Needham to our top 10 list for its convenient location and innovative care programs. It shares the same campus with The Wingate at Needham skilled care center and is conveniently located off Interstate 95 and close to Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham. Its elegant three-level building is surrounded by multiple patio gardens for outdoor dining, each with distinct features such as a fire pit, outdoor fireplace, putting green and barbecue station. Sophisticated indoor amenities include the Imperial Fitness Center, Marquis Theatre, Lincoln Library and Versailles Spa.
The Residence at Watertown Square
We like the fact that The Residence at Watertown Square is centrally located. This LCB Senior Living community keeps seniors close to Main Street establishments and the Charles River Greenway. Its modern five-floor building has an upper-level courtyard with shaded patio seating and gardening beds. Other well-appointed amenities include a piano lounge, entertainment and activity center, fitness and therapy room, library and salon. Independent and assisted living residents enjoy regular activities such as morning aerobics, open art studios, happy hours, live music and shopping trips. In addition to personal care, AL services cover medication management and continence care.
Landmark at Longwood
Ideally situated next to New England Baptist Hospital in Boston’s Mission Hill neighborhood, Landmark at Longwood is close to Jamaica Plain VA and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centers. Its historic brick row building was formerly NEBH School of Nursing, converted into a modern 75-bed AL community while retaining its original Jacobethan-style facade. It has a central courtyard and large terrace with sitting and gardening areas, and there’s a sunroom, fireside common area, piano lounge and billiards room. The community’s daily menu offers heart-healthy and sugar-restricted options, and its calendar of activities features daily themes for fun variety.
- Studio and one-bedroom apartments with baths and kitchenettes
- On-site activities include morning exercises, painting and coloring, bingo, and movies and popcorn
Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree
Benchmark Senior Living on Clapboardtree is conveniently located off U.S. Route 1 and is close to Norwood Hospital. Its modern three-floor building consists of studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments for up to 69 assisted living residents, and the 21-bed Mind & Memory Care wing. The main courtyard has rocking chairs, pergola and umbrella patio areas, and raised gardening beds. This pet-friendly community also has a fireside piano lounge and multi-use bistro for live entertainment and other group activities. Its care associates receive ongoing education to ensure excellence in delivering personalized support and building relationships.