Application Process for
Independent and Assisted Living
at New Horizons

All residents at New Horizons enjoy three meals daily. They also have extensive activities programs, as well as housekeeping services, and access to a variety of home health and nursing services, if needed. Whereas The Meadows residents pursue more independent, self-directed lifestyles, most residents at New Horizons are pleased to have close contact with staff and neighbors.

Prospective residents who have already visited New Horizons and met with staff need only submit their Application for Residence to begin the sign-up process. Click the "Application & Physician's Statement Forms" button below to download and print out a copy of the standard application form. Thereafter, please submit your completed Application for Residence, along with the $50 Application Fee to:

Bob O'Connor, Executive Director
400 Hemenway Street
Marlborough, MA 01752.

If you have not yet visited New Horizons, but are ready to start the procedure, please print out and complete the brief application form, and either mail it in or bring it with you when you visit and select your unit. The application process typically takes only a few days.

Most New Horizons residents are actually in the Independent Living program, although many still require a little help from time to time - say for medication reminders or assistance with bathing, for instance. Others with greater needs will sign up for the full Assisted Living program, and will have a set arrangement, of daily personal care assistance, depending upon their needs. Each resident's specific needs can only be accessed through a careful evaluation, following receipt of a Physician's Statement. Service charges are billed accordingly.

New Horizons at Marlborough has a special program to encourage more couples. If more than one person is to occupy the apartment, the additional basic monthly fee for the second occupant at New Horizons in Marlborough is only $100 per month (including three meals)! Staff will be happy to send floor plans and information about the monthly fee for each specific apartment.



Although most seniors would prefer assisted living over nursing home residence, assisted living facilities in Massachusetts may not provide 24-hour skilled nursing care, and they are not appropriate for everyone. Residents come and go as they wish. They are not under constant oversight, and sometimes they make choices that may not appear to be in their own best interests. New Horizons is a not-for-profit community which provides personalized supportive services with the activities of daily living, but does not, and can not, monitor its residents.


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.