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Independent Living

A rich, independent lifestyle in a historic setting with impeccable service, amenities and fun.

Independent Living residents experience comfort, freedom and the choice to fill your days with the things that you love! Decide what makes your day great through our extensive Engagement Program, which offers interesting opportunities for learning, culture and fun. And with chef-prepared meals included, you can experience delicious culinary creations in our on-site restaurant at your leisure.

Enjoy a lovely, private apartment with every amenity right outside your door. Take your pick of a spacious studio, alcove, one-, or two-bedroom home with a full bath, kitchenette, abundant natural light and beautiful, modern finishes.

Should you decide at any time to take advantage of Assisted Living services, you can do so right in the comfort of your original apartment.

Fully furnished apartments are available for both Independent Living and Assisted Living residents.

What makes your day perfect?

We know that you’ve lived an interesting and varied life. Each day, Traditions offers opportunities for learning, culture, recreation and fun, surrounded by history and friends.

Senior with dog on lap.

Pet Friendly

We know one of the greatest feelings in the world is coming home to a pet’s unconditional love; you should never have to lose that feeling. That’s why Traditions of Wayland is a pet friendly community!


Assisted Living

A full, worry-free life filled with fun, friends and just the right amount of care!

In your beautiful apartment, you’ll have the privacy you want and the amenities that you love. Our community offers your pick of studio, alcove, one-bedroom, or two-bedroom apartments complete with kitchenette, full bath and a range of other amenities.

Decide what makes your day great through our extensive Engagement Program, which offers interesting opportunities for learning, culture and fun. And with three chef-prepared meals per day included, you can experience delicious culinary creations in our on-site restaurant at your leisure.



Fully furnished apartments also available.

Assisted Living residents can take advantage of a full array of care services, personalized to your needs. Our associates will work with you and your loved ones to create a program that includes as little or as much care as you need or desire, including:

  • Housekeeping & personal laundry
  • Bathing & showering
  • Medication management & reminders
  • Escort to meals
  • Dressing & grooming
  • Continence care

“My father has called Traditions his home for over a decade now. We, as his family, feel extremely grateful for all the care and attention he receives on a daily basis from the amazing staff… All in a warm setting with a great dining and social events.”

Matthew, family member of a resident

Foodies Welcome

Your beautiful, spacious apartment is only the beginning of your life at Traditions of Dedham. One of our most popular services is our chef-led restaurant, offering gourmet dining options and specials for residents and their loved ones to enjoy. Open all day, residents can enjoy meals at their convenience, on their schedule.

Memory Care

Our renowned, non-pharmacological approach focusing on the person, not the disease.

A mindful approach to memory care.

Our Reflections Memory Care program follows a philosophy that promotes dignity and quality of life through compassionate care and a focus on the person, not the disease.

Reflections Memory Care logoReflections creates daily opportunities for residents to experience success, joy and connection with other people. This is accomplished through a variety of therapies, including music and art, cooking, cognitive and sensory exercises and a number of other techniques. In doing so, we create life experiences and events rather than merely providing “activities.”

Distinguished by its Four Pillars of Engagement, Reflections connects with the whole person through Physical, Social, Cognitive, and Emotional experiences. Connecting with people who are living with dementia across these four dimensions has been proven to generate many positive outcomes, including increased overall engagement with life, reduced confusion and a focus on the person’s abilities. A multifaceted approach to interaction can help slow or even reverse the progression of some signs and symptoms of dementia.

All associates in our community are NIDE-certified dementia professionals who understand the complex needs of your loved one, and provide a range of services in a specialized, secure neighborhood. Residents enjoy a private dining room, sunny sitting areas, an outdoor recreation area and other amenities.

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Watch this short video to learn more about our Reflections Memory Care program.

Temporary Stay

A great way to better understand senior living and experience the community.

Respite or short-term stays give prospective residents a chance to experience our community for themselves. It’s a great way to understand what senior living is all about, and it’s a great opportunity for families who have travel needs or other obligations to ensure their loved ones are well taken care of.

Guests are provided with a private, fully furnished apartment, three chef-prepared meals per day in our on-site restaurant, and a host of other amenities and services. Contact us today to learn more.

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