Massachusetts Retirement Communities


Glenmeadow is a  non-profit continuing care retirement community (CCRC) has a wooded 39-acre site in the Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts and provides independent living, assisted living and assisted living at home.

There are 113 attractive independent living apartments with 14 floor plans; units have 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms or 3 bedrooms and all include a fully-equipped kitchen, full-size washer and dryer, carpeting, large closets and air conditioning.

Independent living residents receive inclusive pricing which includes move-in assistance, utilities (except phone), scheduled transportation, a flexible dining plan, housekeeping services, independent thermostat, cable-TV, take-out services and handyman services.

Snow and trash removal, a wellness programs, 24 hour emergency services, 24 hour security, banking services, internet access and computer training are provided.  A nurse is on duty 24 hours a day. 

There are two types of entrance fee plans are available for those interested in independent living.  One is the 90% refundable fee plan, which means that the amount you pay is reduced by one percent for each month for the first ten months of residency, and the other is the declining refund plan meaning that the amount you pay is reduced by one percent each month of residency for 100 months.   In addition to the entrance fee, there is a monthly service fee.

The assisted living wing (Chestnut Knoll Assisted Living Wing) of Glenmeadow is for those who need help with ADLs (activities of daily living), including bathing, eating, dressing, etc., and a personalized plan is developed for each resident.  Long-term care insurance will usually cover these costs.

For those who want to stay in independent living but who would like extra help in their own home, Glenmeadow offers assisted living at home, in which caregivers provide companionship, homemaking, and personal care services and more.

Glenmeadow has a great hall for movies and lectures, an arts studio, a billiards room, a library, a woodshop, an indoor pool with skylights, a bank and concierge, gardening areas, a gym, 2 dining rooms and a cafe.