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Fact Sheet

Who: North Hill Needham, Inc.

What: Continuing care retirement community offering healthcare and hospitality to those 65 or better. Residential/independent living apartments, enhanced living (also known as supportive living, with assistance with activities of daily life), memory care for Alzheimers and dementia, skilled nursing, short term rehabilitation and home health.

Where: On the Needham/Wellesley town line; 865 Central Avenue, Needham, MA

Founded: 1984

Key Leadership: Kevin Burke, Chief Executive Officer; David Maw, President. (For a full list of executive team members and bios, click here.)

Accreditations/Affiliations: North Hill is a proud member of LeadingAge, the national association of non-profit aging services providers.


Notable Achievements

North Hill was the first retirement community in Massachusetts to introduce the Lifecare model.  Lifecare provides residents not only with top notch healthcare, if and when they might need it, but it also provides peace of mind and a manageable way to pay and budget for long-term healthcare.  Today we are offering more healthcare options to address the needs of people who have their own insurance policies.

North Hill was the first retirement community in the U.S. to pair Lifecare with a 90% refundable entrance fee.

A Leading Retirement Community With A Vision to Transform Senior Living

North Hill has been recognized as a proven leader in senior living since 1984, delivering healthcare and hospitality services from our campus on the Needham/Wellesley line. Our roots as an innovator and our tradition of excellence led us to the next chapter of our story -- the completion of a five year innovation and renovation initiative. Through this initiative, North Hill has successfully completed the next evolution of our mission—one of creating possibilities that inspire vibrant living for people 65 and better. 

We have expanded the services, amenities and experiences for residents in all levels of living. We have transformed North Hill from the inside out with new, distinctive residences, engaging shared spaces and an expanded, reimagined model of health care services for those who need it. This initiative included an investment of more than $100 million in facilities, new hires, training and new programs that address the needs and desires of a  new generation of seniors.

A Commitment to Honoring and Nurturing the Well-Being of the Whole Person

PurposeFULL Living is North Hill’s philosophy and approach to well-being, founded in our view that true wellness is derived from meaningful engagement in all dimensions of the human experience.

PurposeFULL Living is the heart of the North Hill spirit.  It is our intention to expand opportunities for residents to enjoy the satisfaction of mastering a talent, the thrill of discovering a new passion and the joy of sharing knowledge and contributing to the community.