Services and Amenities

Life at Birch Hill That’s Hassle-Free and Convenient

We offer a wide array of services and amenities to ensure our residents enjoy a life this is active, care-free and convenient.

Services

Your retirement is the time to worry less, explore more and enjoy your friends. When you choose Birch Hill, you’re choosing an active, vibrant life. Without the worry of home-maintenance, driving or even cooking your own meals, you’ll have time to meet new friends, participate in activities right within your community; and make the most of this time of your life.

These are a few of the many services that are offered to our residents:

  • Continental Breakfast We offer a daily, complimentary Continental Breakfast for our residents in The Nook, a cozy seating area where residents can sit and enjoy their coffee over a newspaper, visit with friends; or to enjoy in one of our many sun porches.
  • Flexible Dining In addition to our Continental Breakfast, our residents are provided with one chef-prepared meal per day (lunch or dinner). These meals can be enjoyed in the Bistro, on the patio, or in our formal Dining Room.
  • Catered Living Option When you want to remain in your independent home, but you need some extra help, Catered Living is available to you. Choose from a diverse menu of services, at an additional fee, and our staff will provide extra help to meet your needs and make life easier.
  • Health Care Center Every resident also enjoys up to 30 free days of care per year in the health center. When and if it’s needed, you can get a little extra care right down the hall from your home, without ever leaving your friends and community.
  • Complimentary Transportation We provide complimentary local transportation for our residents to appointments, religious services, weekly trips to grocery stores, the YMCA, and other stops, upon request.
  • Home Maintenance Services Every aspect of your home is taken care of, both inside and out — from landscaping and exterior maintenance to bi-weekly housekeeping services.
  • Speedy Snow Removal You’ll never have to lift a snow shovel, ever again. Our team quickly clears snow from all sidewalks, parking lots and driveways, as well as removing snow, plowing and re-parking all cars, so when you’re ready to get out on the road, your car will be as well.
  • Safety and Security You’re not alone at Birch Hill. With our 24-hour emergency response and full-time security, you will always have help at any hour, when you need it.
  • Fewer Monthly Bills When you select a home at Birch Hill, you won’t have to worry about keeping up with all those monthly utility bills. All utilities are included in your monthly fee, except technology. For cable, phone, and internet, a range of service plans are available from our local provider.
  • Religious Services Residents who wish to do so may enjoy weekly, on-site non-denominational services and faith groups held at Birch Hill, as well as complimentary transportation to weekend religious services upon request.

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Amenities

Residents at Birch Hill enjoy many wonderful amenities:

  • Pet-Friendly Living At Birch Hill, we encourage our residents to bring their furry friends. Dogs (and their owners) love to explore our wooded walking trails. More time for you means more time for family, friends, and your pets.
  • Freshly Updated Accommodations and Common Areas Birch Hill just had a make-over! Residents are loving our newly-renovated and expanded common areas and dining rooms. Plus, we added a new fitness room, a new multi-purpose room, and tons of upgrades throughout our entire community.
  • Social Activities From lunch at a local winery to interesting and informative guest lectures to weekly Game Nights — our residents choose from an array of ongoing activities catering to a wide variety of interests. Our Activities Team ensures there’s always something fun going on at Birch Hill!
  • Walking and Hiking Enjoy the beautifully landscaped campus on Wally’s Walk or Vernal Trail. The trails are marked and maintained for a pleasant stroll through the woods where residents can sit and enjoy the birds and other wildlife. More adventurous residents forge their own paths through the surrounding forests and wetlands to explore Birch Hill’s exceptional natural surroundings. Just a half mile down the road sits The Nature Conservancy’s 642-acre Manchester Cedar Swamp Preserve and 1.8 miles of trails.
  • Wellness Clinic Birch Hill has the unique advantage of having a medical provider on-site. Our walk-in, on-site clinic offers convenient, quick access to medical care for those residents who do not wish to leave the campus to see a provider.
  • Hair, Nail Salon and Barber Shop You don’t have to leave campus to look and feel your best! We contract with a local salon to provide hairstyling, nail services and barbering to our residents. The salon is open year-round and provides services for a separate fee.
  • Fitness Center Whether you’re into yoga, tai chi, or simply looking to improve your strength and flexibility, there are fitness options for everyone at Birch Hill at every skill and ability level. For those looking for something more, regular transportation to the local YMCA is also offered for swimming and other fitness opportunities.
  • Raised Gardening Beds Life at Birch Hill doesn’t mean giving up your green thumb! We provide raised garden beds to those residents who wish to cultivate flowers or vegetables during the summer months.
  • Post Office We make it easy for residents to send and receive mail without ever leaving campus.
  • Guest Accommodations As an added convenience, for a small nightly fee, any resident can reserve one of our fully-furnished Guest Rooms for visiting family and friends.
  • Sun Porch Activity Spaces We have several beautiful and bright sun porches, each dedicated to a different pastime. Residents love to gather in the Music Room to play a few tunes or enjoy the morning light in the Painting Nook. Others enjoy a wide variety of board games and puzzles in the Game Room.