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Page Reviewed / Updated – December 11, 2022

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Set on the banks of the Connecticut River, Holyoke is a small city just north of Springfield, MA. Once the center of a booming paper industry, the area is now largely residential. Seniors in the area can enjoy the mountain views and relaxed pace, along with a varied selection of restaurants and shops.

Holyoke is growing in popularity among retirees; 15.1% of the population is aged 65 or older. Seniors can appreciate the city’s parks and walking paths, as well as its tax perks such as the Age 65 or Over exemption. The local senior center is a hub of activity, offering free classes, workshops and events. Residents can access a downtown Amtrak train station and the independently run Holyoke Medical Center, a 219-bed facility. 

Seniors in Holyoke can expect to spend about $5,048 each month on an assisted living facility, according to the 2021 Genworth Cost of Care Survey. That’s considerably lower than the Massachusetts monthly average of $6,500. Holyoke also offers more affordable assisted living than many surrounding cities; Worcester residents pay $5,685 per month, while seniors in Boston see monthly costs of $6,819.

Note: Data for Holyoke was unavailable, so data for the nearest city, Springfield, was used instead.

Explore our list of the top 10 assisted living facilities in Holyoke to find one that meets your needs.

River Mills Assisted Living at Chicopee Falls

If you're feeling social, there's plenty to do at River Mills Assisted Living at Chicopee Falls; get in a workout at the fitness center, or stop by the pub for a drink. You can also check out books from the library or schedule a hair appointment in the salon. The facility hosts fitness classes, entertainment and social events every day of the week, so it's a breeze to meet new people. A variety of common areas, including family reception rooms and a game room, make it easy to host visitors or meet other residents.

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  • Private bedrooms, studios and one-bedroom apartments are available
  • Three meals per day with multiple options

The Arbors at Chicopee

We included The Arbors at Chicopee in our top 10 ranking because of its friendly, knowledgeable staff and welcoming atmosphere. The facility offers a variety of perks, including free washers and dryers, daily fitness classes and a pub with free drinks and snacks. Staff members organize weekly shopping trips for convenience, and there's a grocery store a few minutes down the road. In the winter, the facility staff takes care of removing snow from residents' cars. Nurses work every day, and the emergency call system makes it easy to get help when needed.

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  • Restaurant-style dining with menus that reflect residents' preferences
  • Weekly housekeeping service

The Wellington at Springfield

With its tastefully designed interiors and carefully maintained grounds, The Wellington at Springfield is a beautiful, relaxing place to retire and just one of the reasons its on our top 10 list. If you're bringing a car, you can opt for covered outdoor or heated underground parking. If you're not, the facility offers regularly scheduled transportation to places around the community. Every day brings new social, recreational and educational programs, and you can always take advantage of the library, exercise room and spa. Meals are served restaurant-style; the assisted-living areas offer three meals per day. Staff members are always on hand to help with personal care tasks such as bathing and mobility.

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Keystone Commons

Keystone Commons is known for its spacious apartments and spectacular grounds. There's plenty to do around the facility; you can practice on the putting green, get in a workout in the fitness center or meet other residents in the bustling clubhouse. The staff hosts a range of activities, from pet therapy sessions to community outings. Or, choose from a full lineup of classes ranging from art to cooking. In your downtime, enjoy the three daily meals, free laundry center and 24/7 access to staff.

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  • Some apartments come with a private patio or balcony
  • Wellness therapies and services are available on-site

Landmark at Monastery Heights

Before Landmark at Monastery Heights was an assisted living facility, it was a Passionist Catholic monastery. The space retains its traditional grandeur; residents enjoy arched ceilings, original woodwork and elegant stained-glass windows. The grounds span 18 acres, giving you plenty of space to enjoy the great outdoors. Inside, you'll find a variety of community spaces, a country store and a packed schedule of daily activities.

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  • Full-service salon at the facility
  • Campus features an emergency response system for resident safety

The Reserve at East Longmeadow

The Reserve at East Longmeadow made it on our list as it's geared toward seniors who want to live a full, active life while enjoying round-the-clock staff support. Choose from a range of entertainment spaces, including a library, theater room, game room and cafe. Outside, you'll find large courtyards with outdoor fireplaces and a selection of walking trails. If you want a longer walk, several parks are nearby. A full lineup of classes and activities is available every day, and included transportation services make it easy to get to appointments around town. The assisted living service offers three meals per day, each with a variety of meal options to suit different tastes.

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  • Outdoor dining when the weather cooperates
  • On-site laundry facilities for residents

Orchard Valley at Wilbraham

Orchard Valley at Wilbraham offers a variety of indoor and outdoor living spaces for residents to relax and socialize. Enjoy a fire on the patio, or stroll through the gardens on one of the walking paths. When the weather is cool, take an art class in the recreation room or get online in the library. Apartments come with kitchenettes, so you can cook at home or enjoy the meal services. You can even get help with technology, housekeeping and laundry.

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  • Concierge service helps with scheduling appointments and transfers
  • Raised beds for residents to garden

The Arbors at Westfield

The Arbors at Westfield is known for its vibrant community feeling; it's home to a variety of clubs, and residents regularly participate in local events. Each month, there's a new calendar of events. If you want to go out, join one of the shopping trips and excursions. The Arbors at Westfield has a resident council to ensure that it meets your needs. Staff members are always available for assistance, and the monthly fee includes linen, housekeeping and on-site health care services.

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  • On-site pub for residents
  • Outdoor spaces, including patios and courtyards

East Village Place

The staff at East Village Place take care of practicalities such as cooking, cleaning and driving, so residents are free to pursue activities they enjoy. You can meet friends for happy hour in the facility's pub, play the grand piano or book an appointment at the salon. Apartments include maintenance services, and the kitchen offers three meals every day. The private dining room lets you invite guests for dinner or host a special event.

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  • Landscaped courtyards are fully enclosed to ensure residents' safety and privacy
  • Coffee shop with free beverages and baked goods

Ruth's House

Ruth's House is a welcoming facility that invites people from all walks of life. When you become a resident, you receive a personalized care plan to ensure you have the necessary support for daily living. The staff provides three kosher meals every day, and a private dining room is available for events. If you're interested in meeting other residents, join in on a day trip, social gathering or lecture; you can also participate in regular outings to local stores and restaurants. There's a salon on-site, so you can always book a haircut or manicure.

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  • Companion suites, studios and apartments feature call buttons and handrails
  • Apartments are fully furnished