Sponsored by
the Carmelite Sisters for
the Aged and Infirm

933 Central Street
Framingham, MA 01701
P: 508-788-8000

Assisted Living Right Next Door To Marlborough

Located adjacent to Marlborough, MA, Carmel Terrace Assisted Living Community invites you to explore and discover what makes us different and sets us apart from all the rest. This website presents our commitment to providing valuable information to you as a potential resident or to relatives and families about our mission and philosophy of promoting a lifestyle of independence while providing you support. Our website will share what services we offer, the latest news and announce our upcoming events. You will come to understand and know that what we call “Carmel Terrace” is really a way of life in which we have the freedom to respond to the needs of our residents wherever we find them in keeping with the services and supportive care available to promote an independence that allows life to be lived and enjoyed. It is a “home away from home” where love, belonging, support and friendships contribute to the overall well-being of our residents.

Our staff deeply cares about your life and your needs. They are the kind of people that are happy to come to work each day to make a “difference” in your life. Our staff provides the services and support that assist you in doing what you want when you want to do it.

If you choose to live within the Carmel Terrace community of residents that has a welcoming spirit and respects the dignity of each person‘s desire for independence, and yet don‘t need 24-hour care and medical supervision, then our assisted living is an excellent option for you or your loved one to consider.

Our assisted living will find just the right fit for your individual needs, whether those needs are minimal to moderate support with daily activities such as bathing, dressing and grooming, medication management, and escort services to meals and activities. Because the need of those in assisted living vary we offer individualized service packages with options that are in keeping with the supports you need.

Many of the services and amenities are inclusive in your monthly rental rate and others are priced accordingly to the service provided. Listed below are some of both of these types of services and amenities.

Inclusive Services and Amenities

  • Front desk staffed 24 hours a day to welcome residents, registered guests and accept deliveries
  • 24-Hour emergency response system
  • Scheduled maintenance and repairs of apartments
  • Mail room with locked post office boxes
  • Locked additional storage area for each apartment
  • Security services for the building and grounds
  • Individual temperature control
  • Casual bistro-style breakfast and lunch in the Promenade Café
  • Fine Dining for evening meal with table service
  • Fitness equipment center and trainer, walking program and other exercise programs
  • Tai Chi Programming and instructor
  • Banking on Premises
  • All utilities except telephone and monthly cable fees
  • Kitchenette with refrigerator and microwave oven
  • Bathroom Safety rails
  • Courtyard and Greenhouse
  • Weekly light housekeeping of your apartment
  • Weekly laundering of linens and towels
  • Daily bed making when needed
  • Daily Mass offered on premise chapel and opened 24 hours for personal prayer and reflection.
  • Rosary, retreat days, discussion groups and other devotional and spiritual practices
  • Individual private parking space
  • Complimentary Laundry Nooks
  • Scheduled transportation to medical appointments, shopping and other destinations
  • Library and Music Room availability
  • Cinema/Theatre for movies and other events
  • Formal and Informal gatherings and celebrations in an atmosphere of friendliness and concern
  • Wii Programming, various internal events for the arts, presentations, games, and personal interests
  • Staff on duty around the clock to respond to emergencies

Service and Amenities for an Additional Fee

  • Support with or supervision of activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, escort to meals and activities, monitoring of self-administered medications may apply as needed.
  • Wi-Fi availability in every apartment and in common areas
  • Hair Salon/Barbershop
  • Country Gift Shop
  • Guest Meals
  • Private functions and catering in the country kitchen, theatre and private dining room
  • Sick tray service
  • Personal laundry and dry cleaning services
  • Heavy cleaning and/or rug shampoo

Social Opportunities

Carmel Terrace offers a variety of cultural, educational, and intellectually stimulating social programs that provide residents with an enriched quality of life experience. Focused on choice and respecting personal independence and interests, residents enjoy a rich and full lifestyle in a supportive and friendly community. The ability to partner with all the services offered at Carmel Terrace gives new meaning to shared commitment. The residents have the opportunity to develop new friendships and experience a new "home away from home: where the "difference is love".

Carmel Terrace encourages connection, health and relationships and the comfort of knowing that you are able to age with dignity and spending the time with what matters most to you. Taking care of your physical, emotional, spiritual and vocational well-being is not left behind when you come to share your life with others at Carmel Terrace. Our social opportunities director works with leadership and residents to create programming that provides a direction toward independence, interest and wellness on a number of levels. To name a few, fitness training, low impact exercise classes, walking clubs, tai chi classes; informal and formal gatherings and celebration for special days, holidays, seasonal events, themed events, chef demonstrations; living in an atmosphere of Christian traditions with respect for all belief systems, we provide daily mass, rosary, spiritual discussion groups, retreat days, scriptural study groups and personal reflection and meditation in our Chapel; offering of cultural affairs, world news, entertainments, movies, games, trips of interest, shopping and mystery rides; and opportunities to engage in hobbies or special interests including volunteering are just to name a few of the many social opportunities residents can choose in living the "difference" at Carmel Terrace.


Here at Carmel Terrace Assisted Living we are always envisioning ways in which we can continue to provide support to our seniors and their families within our assisted living community. We offer a short term respite stays for seniors who are active and engaged but need some extra support with day to day living. Our short term stay comes in many forms of support. It is a practical opportunity to try our community on a short-term basis without moving in permanently and to get to know our mission spirit of service, staff and other residents before considering a move that allows the opportunity to see if this setting is the right fit for your needs. It is a great gift of time for a caregiver who is tending to a loved one and offers a short break from the role of caregiver or even provides accommodations in which you relocate seasonally for a period of time. It is an ideal solution when you need a much longer timeframe when you travel or when you need assistance after a hospital stay. We realize there are many reasons for these kinds of short-term arrangements and we invite you to explore these options based on your individual needs. You will come to experience any of these options at Carmel Terrace as a “Home away from Home.”

  • Furnished apartment with linens and towels
  • Three (3) daily chef prepared meals
  • Medication Management
  • Daily supportive care
  • Participation in social opportunities and social events
  • Transportation to medical appointments
  • Daily Mass
  • Television and Telephone

You can stay for thirty (30) days with the option to extend your time and as long as ninety (90) days. This type of stay is based on availability.

Located in Framingham, Massachusetts, we proudly offer senior living, assisted living, and independent living to the communities of Ashland, Holliston, Millis, NatickNewtonSudburyWellesleyMarlborough, Wellesley Hills, NeedhamWalthamWeston, and Wayland. Contact Carmel Terrace today at 1-508-788-8000, to schedule your personal visit!


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