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Greater Boston Assisted Living Services

Just West of Boston the Scandinavian Assisted Living Center is located in the village of West Newton, Massachusetts on a lovely, tree-lined residential street. It is approximately ten miles from historic Boston and conveniently close to nationally renowned medical facilities. Our close proximity to Boston allows our residents access to all that Boston has to offer. Public bus transportation is available in front of the building to parts of Newton and Waltham. Churches, synagogues, restaurants, bakeries, shops, supermarkets and florists are all located nearby, as well as a pharmacy, movie theatre and public library.


The Scandinavian Assisted Living Center offers seniors innovative assisted living, where community, culture and comfort come together. There is a multitude of rich and varied cultural activities for residents, family members and the community-at-large to enjoy. In order to expand our offerings, the Scandinavian Cultural Center was created in 2012 under the guidance of a Cultural Director. We have been proud to present notable art exhibits, theatrical and musical performances, highly regarded speakers, noteworthy lectures, popular movies, and fun and light- hearted children’s programs. Most events are held in our bright and beautiful Nordic Hall which can accommodate 125 guests and is equipped with a state- of-the art audio-visual system.


Services & Amenities

The Scandinavian Living Center provides a full range of services and amenities which encourage healthy minds and active bodies. Daily activities may include a fitness class, gentle yoga, a book group, a birthday celebration or an outing to a museum, lunch or shopping. Residents may also enjoy quiet reading, a game of Scrabble, completing a puzzle together or watching a movie or performance. Simply sharing coffee with friends in the café is fun to do.

  • Three well-balanced meals daily
  • Snacks offered three times daily
  • Weekly housecleaning
  • Laundry and linen service
  • Trash removal
  • Washer/dryer hook-ups in apartment (Available)
  • Nurse on staff
  • 24-hour on-site staff
  • Assistance with activities of daily living
  • Medication monitoring
  • Individualized fitness programs
  • Group stretch
  • Indoor walking track
  • Massage available
  • Unisex hair salon
  • Basic cable
  • Handicap accesible van
  • Resident sudy/game room
  • Non-denominational chapel
  • Café with fireplace
  • Multi-purpose entertainment hall
  • Wireless internet
  • On-site physical therapy (covered by most insurance)


Take 128/95 North or South to Exit 21—Route 16 East. Follow Route 16 East toward West Newton. At 1.5 miles the road forks at an entrance for the Mass Pike. Bear right and continue on Route 16. Cross over the pike and enter West Newton Square proceeding past a green arrow light. At the first full light, turn left onto Cherry Street. Go one block and turn right on Webster Street. Go one block and turn left onto Waltham Street. The Center is located at 206 Waltham Street—just beyond the Fessenden School.

The Scandinavian Assisted Living Center is located in West Newton Massachusetts. The Scandinavian Assisted Living Center is a diverse and welcoming community, comprised of residents from the Greater Boston area including Allston, Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, Newton, Waltham, Wellesley, Watertown and more.

About Us

The Scandinavian Living Center (SLC) is a welcoming assisted living community located in West Newton, Massachusetts.

Our residents come from the Greater Boston area including Allston, Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, Newton, Waltham, Wellesley, Watertown, and other area towns.

Our philosophy stems from Scandinavian principles like respecting elders’ independence, incorporating light-filled design, and encouraging community connections.

For more information or to schedule a personal tour of our senior living community, please call (617) 467-3177 or click here

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