Alternative Types of Living for Seniors

Independent Living Communities

These communities are designed for seniors who are active, healthy, and able to live without assistance. Basically, they are no different from other residential enclaves except that there is an age restriction (over 55).

Local Facilities:

The Apartments at Coolidge School
319 Arlington Street
Watertown, MA 02472

Marshall Place Apartments
120 Mt. Auburn Street
Watertown, MA 02472
call Watertown Community Housing for info: (617) 923-3505

Assisted Living

This is a residential setting that offers choices in personal care and health-related services designed for seniors who need regular help with daily activities, (bathing, dressing, toileting, walking, medication reminders) and who do not need a nursing care facility. Such facilities offer a custodial level of care for seniors with some functional impairments either physical or cognitive. Each residential unit has an emergency call system supported by, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, security and staff.

Services Provided:

These facilities may also offer three meals a day served in a common dining room, housekeeping services, transportation, health promotion and exercise programs, medication management, personal laundry services, and social and recreational activities. In some facilities, the basic fee covers all services. In others, the basic fee covers only limited services with additional charges for services on an as-needed basis.

Local Facilities:

Brigham House
341 Mount Auburn St.
Watertown, MA 02472

Waltham Crossings
126 Smith St.
Waltham, MA 02451

The Residence at Watertown Square
20 Summer St.
Watertown, MA 02472