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Independent Living

Live on your own in a community of neighbors and friends. SALMON Health and Retirement makes independent living easy, exciting and engaging. None of the hassle. All of the fun.

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Independent Living for Active Adults

Live your life to the fullest with our on-site services, premium amenities and exceptional programming.

The Willows, SALMON independent living communities

The Willows independent living communities are the best way for active adults to live their best life in an environment with more to offer than a private home.

Research shows retirement-age people live longer, healthier lives in independent living communities like The Willows. No more household chores to keep you from discovering and doing what you love. Privacy, companionship, choices, freedom — that’s living your best life!

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What’s Included

Services vary by campus and community. Please speak with an advisor about the options that make the most sense for you.

• Chef-prepared meals

• Maintenance-free living

• Weekly housekeeping service

• State-of-the-art fitness center

• Campus-wide WiFi

• Studio for art and woodworking

• Resident-led interest groups and clubs

• Scheduled transportation

• Hair salon

• Spacious community rooms and lounges

• Museum visits, theater screenings and local excursions

• Continuing education classes and lectures

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“The staff is very caring and helpful. They make sure my 101-year-old Mom can Zoom with us when we’re not there.”

Deb, Family Member

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Absolutely beautiful grounds and decor! Staff were pleasant and my loved one seems to be adjusting well and his new home is perfect!

Ellen, Family Member

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We are extremely happy with the care and compassion shown at Whitney Place. The staff is very friendly and seems to have less turnover than other facilities. They have plenty of activities and they highly encourage participation. The Site Director/Manager is very responsive and helpful. I highly recommend Whitney Place to anyone looking for a top notch assisted living facility.

Gregory, Family Member

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Whitney Place at Natick has been 5 star for the entire 4+ years that my father has lived there. Both the nursing home and the assisted living are staffed with professional, compassionate and caring caregivers. We have benefitted from the continuum of care the facility provides. We are extremely pleased with our choice of Whitney Place at Natick to provide a home for our father.

Valerie, Family Member

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So impressed with the memory care unit at Beaumont in Northborough! My mom is a resident there now, and from the very first impressions of the facility and staff to the first hand witnessing of care that I have seen given to my mom, I am so happy that we were able to secure a place for her at this facility.

Cindy, Family Member

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Fabulous place. My parents, are living independently in a 2-bedroom apartment. The food and services are great. No need to worry. They are safe and happy.

Margaret, Family Member

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My mom has enjoyed her life in the Willows for almost ten years! I think that she became several years younger when she moved in. It is truly a community of friendly residents and caring staff. There are activities of all sorts, for all sorts. There a variety of trips that come up during the year and some excellent outside entertainment is provided. It is a relaxed, home town comfortable community.

Kathy, Family Member

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Great place for retirees. It’s like a small town all together. Has everything and anything you may want to do.

Howard, Friend

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Beautiful buildings. Very clean, bright and well-maintained. The apartments are very big and spacious for one person. The big windows let a lot of light in. Lots of activities to keep the residents busy.

Doreen, Family Member

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My mother is having a great experience at Beaumont. The therapists have worked with her regularly, the staff has been kind, consistent (no turn over) and very caring with her. The recreation staff also keeps the activities fun and engaging. They truly know all the residents and look out for them.

Jennifer, Family Member

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