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The joy of connection. The spark of community.

At Coleman House, residents of all backgrounds and cultures come together to create a powerful, vibrant community. A place where friendship takes root, a spark for learning reignites, and a sense of purpose grows with every new experience. While you’ll enjoy the privacy of independent living, the moment you step outside your apartment door you’ll find interaction, connection, activity and fun — all with peace of mind in knowing support is always nearby. Stroll the campus with friends, take a fitness class, or have your hair styled at the cheerful community salon. Stimulate your mind with a Wednesday for Learning class or make new memories at one of many multicultural holiday celebrations. With opportunity invigorating each day, there are always ways to engage and thrive at Coleman House.

We’re also happy to share that amenities at Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston are available to residents at a greatly discounted rate. We share a campus with this extraordinary institution and enjoy reduced membership costs, enabling access to aquatic facilities, fitness classes, workshops, thought-provoking lectures, and a variety of activities. 

No detail has been overlooked

Independent living at Coleman House is designed to make your life easier, more fun, and more fulfilling. That’s why we provide access to a wide variety of amenities and services.

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Thoughtful Amenities

  • Beautifully appointed common areas with wireless internet service
  • Fitness center, exercise classes, and wellness programs
  • Access to the resources of the adjacent Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston at a discounted rate
  • Cultural events, entertainment, and Wednesday for Senior Learners lifelong learning classes
  • “The Grand Café” theme meals with food available for purchase at reasonable rates
  • Religious studies and observances
  • Media center with tech support
  • Intergenerational programs
  • Holiday celebrations
  • Art studio
  • Resident library, game room, and meeting rooms
  • Hair salon*
  • Convenience store
  • Universal accessibility and elevators
  • Small pets welcome
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Convenient Services

  • Utilities included (electric and water with individually controlled heat and air conditioning)
  • Resident Council
  • On-site management
  • Full-time resident services coordinator
  • 24-hour maintenance staff
  • Emergency response system
  • Secured environment after 8 p.m.
  • Care coordination services
  • Assistance with accessing ride-share and other transportation services

Getting Out and About

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Coleman House is located in tranquil Newton, MA, a lovely suburban setting that’s just seven miles from the dining, culture, and shopping of bustling downtown Boston. The expansive campus has plenty of onsite attractions and conveniences, including Marvin’s Garden convenience store and The Grand Café for periodic themed meals. But outside of the campus, there’s even more to explore. You’re a quick jaunt away from the stunning 55-acre Nahanton Park, where there are lushly lined trails, beautiful gardens, and a sparkling pond for fishing. And within a few miles of home, you’ll find everything else you could need from grocery stores, pharmacies and pet-supply chains to casual dining, banking, and medical facilities.

For help arranging transportation, the staff at Coleman House will be happy to assist you with transit options like the NewMo ride-share’s Senior Service. 

  • Groceries: Trader Joe’s, Stop & Shop, Sudbury Farms, Wegmans
  • Banking: TD Bank, Citizens Bank, Bank of America ATM, The Village Bank
  • Pharmacies: CVS, Walgreens, Apotheco and more
  • Hospitals: Newton-Wellesley Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital
  • Pet Needs: PetSmart, Petco, VCA Hospital, Banfield Pet Hospital, Loyal Companion Grooming
  • Gardens: White Birch Botanical Gardens and Houghton Garden
  • Outdoor Walks: Nahanton Park, Cutler Park Reservation, Brook Farm Historic Site and more
  • Golf: Brookline Public Golf Course, Charles River Country Club and more
  • Culture: Metropolitan Waterworks Museum, JCC Theatrical Performances, McMullen Museum 
  • Restaurants: Panera Bread, Pressed Café, Echo Bridge Restaurant and more 
  • Movie Theaters: Showcase SuperLuxe Theater, Dedham Community Theatre, The Majestic 7

Resident Spotlight: Meet Marvin

Coleman House is filled with interesting, dynamic residents who make a difference in the world around them. Marvin, who runs the Marvin’s Garden convenience store, is an extraordinary example. Watch him talk about how Coleman House has added to his life, and how he’s impacting the community by embracing every new adventure.