The Village has a rich package of services and amenities to make everyday living easier and more convenient for you.

Most of our services and amenities are included in your monthly fee, and are delivered by our exceptional Village staff. Professional, personable, and always helpful, our staff members work to ensure that your needs and preferences are met on a daily basis. Your monthly fee includes:

  • One meal a day in the Abbott Room, the Brass Rail, Victoria Café, or “meals to go”
  • Designated Outpatient Clinic services
  • Trash collection, recycling, and all utilities (except telephone, internet hookup, and cable television)
  • Weekly housekeeping, including linen service and monthly special cleaning project
  • Transportation to shopping, medical appointments, and on-site activities
  • Transportation to Boston for cultural events
  • Library access, including videos and DVDs
  • Fitness center and exercise studio access, including (for an added fee) indoor pool and personal trainers
  • Parking for residents and guests
  • Access to wooded walking paths, croquet court, putting green, pocket pool, bumper and table tennis
  • Access to arts & craft studio, art studio, woodworking shop, computer learning lab and business center, meditation room, art gallery
  • Convenience of the general store, salon, bank, flower shop and spa
  • Participation in our Learning in Retirement program
  • Membership in the Residents’ Association
  • Lifeline(TM) Emergency System

Not covered by monthly fee:

  • Pool membership
  • General store/gift shop
  • The David Fitch House
  • Beauty Salon
  • Spa: manicures, pedicures, massage therapy and acupressure
  • Banking services
  • Flower shop
  • Newspaper delivery
  • UPS, FedEx
  • Private companions/drivers
  • Transportation to Boston and Lexington Symphonies, theaters, lectures, museums and cultural events

Moving to Carleton-Willard has so many advantages! A new resident quickly is able to give a huge sigh of relief, sensing the support and security offered here. The extraordinary beauty of the grounds appeals to the senses, and the warmth of the staff brings peace to the soul. We are so fortunate to be here.

Katherine Graff, resident

We very much enjoy the friendly and informal atmosphere, which is encouraged and supported by an efficient and caring staff.

Derek Till, resident