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Assisted Living Services Near Waltham, MA

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. Adjacent to Waltham, MA and in is conveniently located close to nationally cultural institutions and medical facilities. Our close proximity to Waltham and Boston allows our residents access to all they have 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 Living Center offers elders a one-of-a-kind community-centered senior living experience in Newton, Massachusetts. Every aspect of our offerings is influenced by our fundamental belief that age does not and should not limit one's participation as a member of the community.

 Assisted living should be a positive experience that invites elders to continue leading satisfying, connected lives. At the SLC we have developed an approach that balances high-quality care with respect and empowerment.  

Our senior living community offers a full range of services and amenities so that residents can live their best lives. Elders at the SLC have plenty of options to engage their minds and bodies as they are able. From fitness programs, to board games, to organized outings there is something for every interest and level of mobility.

We offer:

  • 24-hour on-site staff
  • Fully licensed nurse on staff
  • Medication monitoring
  • Wireless emergency response system
  • 3 well-balanced meals and 3 snacks daily
  • Weekly housecleaning Laundry and linen service
  • Trash removal
  • On-site outpatient physical therapy (covered by most insurance)
  • On-site unisex hair salon*
  • On-site massages
  • On-site manicures*
  • Handicap accessible van transportation
  • Individualized fitness programs
  • Resident study/game room
  • Non-denominational chapel
  • Multipurpose entertainment hall
  • Café with a fireplace
  • Basic cable
  • Wireless internet

*Requires an additional fee 


In addition to the many options available daily, the SLC also maintains a calendar of events and special activities for residents to enjoy. Please note that transportation to and from all Newton houses of worship during regularly scheduled services are provided by the city for a small fee.

Some of the resident programs offered are:

  • Fitness Programs (Morning Stretch, Chair Yoga, Tai Chi, etc.)
  • Game Hour (Scrabble, Boggle, Uno, Yahtzee, etc.)
  • Entertainment Excursions (museums, gardens, parks, theaters, etc.)
  • Restaurant Trips
  • Shopping Trips
  • Monthly Socials
  • Musical Performances
  • Lectures
  • Book Reviews
  • Movies
  • Crafts
  • Indoor Bocce
  • Bingo

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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