Programs and fees at The Meadows

Emergency Medical Response

Emergency nursing services at The Meadows are provided by an on-site Medicare-approved home health agency or by our agency of a resident's choosing. Certified aides and licensed nurses are on-campus 24 hours a day and may be called by Meadows residents in a medical emergency. Any resident requiring regular homehealth services is encouraged to consider the various assisted living programs located at New Horizons, on the same 40-acre campus. Easily accessible dialysis care is also available through Marlborough Hospital, New Horizons' preferred provider, and other local providers.

Bouvier Pharmacy

A Marlborough institution, Bouvier Pharmacy operates a small on-site "apothecary."  This convenient little "general store" also makes it easy for residents to keep their suites stocked with some of the small necessities of daily life.  In addition, Bouvier fills prescriptions and delivers them right to resident doors!  Most major medical and prescription coverage, including Medicare, is accepted.

Hearthstone Alzheimer Care at New Horizons

Hearthstone at New Horizons is an independently operated program providing residential and day programs in its own on-campus facility.  The caring, gentle staff offer nationally acclaimed pioneer treatment programs for seniors with Alzheimer's and other related dementias.  Residents receive the respect and understanding they need and deserve.  Through a well-rounded program, they enjoy delicious meals and snacks, personal care, and meaningful social and recreational activities tailored to their interests and abilities.  A lovely enclosed outdoor garden and walking paths are accessible only by Hearthstone residents for their exclusive enjoyment. 

Individuals may reside on-site or live at home and attend Hearthstone's convenient day program.  Some day-patients of Hearthstone actually live with spouses or other relatives in other sections of New Horizons or in The Meadows. For more information about Hearthstone's program, or to arrange a tour, please call Hearthstone's Program Director at (508) 481-9898.

"The Cottages"

These buildings with eight apartments each are located just off the Center Drive circle, near the main entrance to 400 Hemenway Street. These are intended particularly for seniors who are very independent. There are no indoor common areas associated with these units and no organized activities program. Monthly fees in the cottages are considerably less than the remaining 130 units in "The Meadows," which are in two much larger, brand new brick buildings. There is also no required meals program of any sort in The Cottages, where there is a total of 24 mostly one-bedroom units on two floors.

Fitness center

The very large indoor lap pool has full-height windows to the outside on three sides, and is an important element of fitness at both New Horizons and The Meadows. In addition to the heated pool, a substantially enlarged workout room with all the latest exercise equipment and a brand new aerobics room will each feature daily classes and professional coaching. A program of regular year-round exercise is a vitally important part of good health at any age, but especially as we become older.


Summary of Charges at The Meadows

The Meadows is a senior rental community.  Payment of the first month's Service Fee is required to reserve a suite, but this monthly service fee is then 100 percent refundable at anytime before move in. For any reason at all. All residents pay a 100 percent refundable $30,000 Entrance Fee and furnish a guaranty from a suitable individual, usually a family member, prior to moving in.

The overall community easily accommodates multi-generational residencies, especially because programs at New Horizons tend to be completely separate from those of The Meadows.

Payment of the first Initial Monthly Fee is required at reservation. Most rates shown for units in The Meadows buildings include a full American-style breakfast every morning for one resident. Dinner meal may also be selected on either an every day or an occasional basis. Also included in the rate for all Meadows units are heating and hot water, as well as all maintenance, parking, snow removal, etc. There is no extra charge for more than one person occupying the same unit of The Meadows, other than the cost for any meals selected.

The monthly fee for apartments at The Meadows begins at just $1,070 for a very comfortable one-bedroom apartment with a full kitchen and no meals included. The largest Meadows unit is a fourth-floor suite (Unit 407), facing west, with a large balcony, full kitchen, dining room, very large living room, a fireplaced office/den and two large bedrooms. This suite has 2 and 1/2 baths, skylight, and very large walk-in closets. By way of example, the monthly fee for this 1,990 square foot unit, with a daily breakfast buffet included, is $3,120.

Fees for all units include heat and hot water, but electricity is separately metered. Our complex is required by the city of Marlborough to include daily breakfast (for one person) within the rate for all units in 370 and 420 Hemenway Street buildings, but not in the buildings at 380, 382 and 384 Hemenway Street. Residents in these three buildings, however, may contract for breakfast at a flat rate of $225 per month, per resident, or for the evening dinner meal at $450.

Residents in 370 or 420 may add the dinner meal at a cost of $450 per month, or they may drop breakfast (which is currently served in 370) and replace it with dinner (which is served in the dining room at 420) at an additional cost of $225 per resident, per month. Individual dinner meals are available for residents and guests at a flat rate of $20 per person (with no gratuities permitted).

Prospective New Horizons residents who are considering assisted living services or modified independent living services (including three gourmet meals daily plus housekeeping, activities and many other services) are invited to view information about New Horizons at, or call 508-460-5000.

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Both New Horizons are strictly not-for-profit communities owned by Cummings Foundation, a $1.2 billion net worth charitable foundation, founded in 1986 by William S. and Joyce M. Cummings. New Horizons in Marlborough has grown steadily under the same Executive Director since before its opening in 1992.