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What’s It Like Living in an Opus Community?

A group of senior residents dine outside.

It’s a new era for senior living, and we’re building a brand-new independent living community for seniors ages 62+ in the Greater Boston area. Our location on the JCC Campus in Newton, MA, will feature 30,000 square feet of community spaces to call home, including a café, cultural arts and learning spaces, fitness areas, patios, and gardens. Plus, we’ve partnered with area organizations to offer an array of other impressive amenities and services on-site or nearby.

As a resident of Opus Newton, you’ll be able to step outside your door and experience the warmth of community. You’ll find endless opportunities to be your best self and meet friends who share your zest for life. Residents volunteer 10 hours per month in the community, which fosters engagement with peers and the opportunity to build the community you want.
Every day is different at Opus Newton — and it’s not your typical senior living community. Here’s an inside look at a potential day in the life for residents of an Opus community.

Rise and Shine

Wake up in your bright and airy independent living apartment and start the morning with a cozy cup of coffee on your balcony. Next, you could meet up with the walking club or lead a sunrise meditation group as a resident volunteer. You might grab an orange or yogurt parfait at the café and chat with neighbors on the outdoor patio, then head over to the JCC for a swim or tennis match.

On other mornings, you might team up with other residents to host a coffee hour or breakfast buffet. Then spend the rest of the morning doing something that inspires you, whether that’s working on a family genealogy project or joining an art class that comes together to paint on-site or at a nearby park.

Afternoon Adventures

Start your afternoon with a soup and sandwich lunch in the café, where you’ll be engaged in conversation with neighbors who quickly become friends. Like you, they love following their passions and doing their part to improve their community and create a brighter future for everyone.

Your afternoons can be filled with social gatherings, working in the community garden, watching sports on the big screen, or curling up with a book in your apartment home. You could attend a guest lecture on coastal ecology — or volunteer to give a lecture in your area of expertise. If the weather is nice, you might venture out for an adventure in the surrounding area. Walking trails will connect you to the Newton Community Farm and Nahanton Park, with kayak and canoe rentals in the summertime on the Charles River.

Relaxing Evenings

You might gather in the dining room with neighbors, reserve the community space for a meal with your family, or go out to a restaurant in town. Our dining program will feature theme nights, restaurant pop-ups, potlucks and meal delivery group dinners.

After dinner, perhaps you’ll watch a musical performance on campus or get a group together to go out for ice cream. You could play card games on the rooftop terrace or enjoy a movie night with friends. Before you turn in, you might brew a cup of green tea and pamper yourself with a facial mask or foot soak. As you reflect on each day, you’ll be energized by all the possibilities for tomorrow.

A Bright Future

We’re building a bright future with our Opus Newton community and can’t wait to share it with you! This is your opportunity to start planning a future where you’ll be empowered to find purpose and meaning every day.