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A beautifully-renovated New England estate that is home to a vibrant community for seniors. Nestled among acres of conservation land, Traditions offers the best of all worlds: A breathtaking natural setting, easy access to the many amenities of the region, the ready attention of our professional staff, and a broad spectrum of services to suit your lifestyle perfectly! Experience true relaxation and care at Wayland's finest senior community!

What Makes Us Special

We are excited to be collaborating with The Center for Brain/Mind Medicine and The Center for Alzheimer's Research and Treatment at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, enabling us to provide the best in purposeful programming and lifestyle interventions to promote healthy cognitive and brain aging throughout our community. It also empowers us to have our finger on the pulse of advancements in dementia treatment, new diagnostic techniques, and innovative non-pharmacological interventions and programming initiatives. As well, we will have access to their clinicians and their studies, provide the community-at-large and family members with educational opportunities, and conduct specialized employee training.

Reviews of Traditions of Wayland

Average Rating: 4.0 4.0 out of 5 stars based on 3 Reviews

Traditions of Wayland
Posted by KWelch June 16, 2015

I am a longtime resident of Wayland and have had the opportunity on many occasions to volunteer at Traditions. I have gotten to know the residents, staff and management very well. The residents are educated, worldly, fun and enthusiastic about life. The staff and management are dedicated, caring, concerned and always go above and beyond to create a warm, supportive environment and home. The result is a community of people who care about and enjoy each other.

The facility itself is very well maintained and comfortable. Its location is ideal as it borders conservation land and is in a quiet neighborhood, but is within walking distance of Wayland's stores, shops, churches and library. Wayland's proximity to Boston and major highways is an added bonus!

I have participated in many of the excursions, events and activities offered at Traditions. They are numerous, varied and fun - really, something for everyone. And the food... .stop by and try it for yourself...just delicious!

I would highly recommend Traditions of Wayland if you are looking for a first class assisted living or memory care facility.

Traditions of Wayland
Posted by TKeegan January 20, 2012

I am a friend or relative of a resident

Traditions of Wayland is a very nice place for any person requiring an assisted living situation. I have visited the facility several times to see my best friends Grandmother. Traditions of Wayland has a number of aspects that make it desirable place for your loved one to live at. The best and possibly most important factor is its location. Traditions of Wayland is located in the heart of Wayland, MA and is within walking distance to a number of stores, restaurants and a park. The location provides a number of activities that are safe and within a short walk. This is very important for an assisted living establishment because it gives the residents a variety of things to do with their time, that doesn't require much assistance or the need to drive anywhere. The activities that are located within walking distance are also a good motivator for physical exercise, which is good for many of the residents' health. I often see residents of Traditions of Wayland out-and-about with each other in the downtown Wayland area. The fact that the residents have a number of things they can do with each other, without the need for a nurse or supervisor gives them a good sense of independence, which I believe is very important for people in assisted living situations. Overall the combination of it's location, quality of the physical building and friendliness of residents and nurses make Traditions of Wayland a great assisted living community for people in the Metro West area of Boston.

Traditions of Wayland
Posted by SheilaGPranskyGCM July 13, 2011

I visited this facility

Traditions of Wayland has assisted living and a new memory impairment unit. I toured it recently and know some of the staff there.

It's fairly isolated--well outside of Boston in what's called Metro West--and it can be tough to get there without a car.

The facility is very attractive. It was built out of an old mansion in a woodsy, picturesque area. Most of the rooms are private, but they do have a few large shared rooms.

The direct care staff is very high quality--very New England. The dementia unit was just opened a few months ago, and they brought in a skilled program director to run it. The food is similarly excellent, and they cater to individual tastes.

Activities are also good--varied and designed to cater to the educated resident population.

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Features of Traditions of Wayland

Technology and entertainment

  • Cable TV in resident's rooms
  • Internet in residents' rooms
  • Technology extra: Emergency Call System
  • Wi-fi in residents' rooms and shared areas

Health services

  • Medication Management
  • Physical therapy
  • Hospice care

Room and housing options

  • 1-bedroom apartments
  • 2-bedroom apartments
  • Studio apartments
  • Companion suites: We offer companion suites


  • Beauty/Barber shop
  • Computer room
  • General store
  • TV room
  • Gardens/outside patio
  • Parking for residents
  • Spa
  • Transportation for residents (shuttle bus or similar)
  • Shared space where residents can host parties
  • Features extra: Library

Dining options

  • Some residents have in-room kitchenettes
  • Meals in a shared dining room


  • Fitness
  • Arts, woodworking, craft
  • Organized offsite activities (outings, etc)
  • Music
  • Games
  • Stories
  • Religious services
  • Lectures and discussions
  • Book clubs
  • Wii sports competition
  • Tai chi
  • Yoga
  • Gardening
  • Cooking
  • Activities extra: Computer class

Guest services

  • Guests can attend meals
  • Guests can stay overnight
  • Ample parking for guests

Cleaning services

  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry service for clothes
  • Laundry service for linens
  • Private services


  • Pets: Small pets allowed
  • We offer respite care (short term stays)
  • Minimum age: None


  • Licenses: Executive Office of Elder Affairs Certification


  • Monthly rent is all inclusive
  • Fee structure extra: We offer a month-to-month rental
  • Minimum rate: $4,800/month
  • Minimum memory care rate: $5,700/month

Financial guidance

  • We help with selling the house (finding a realtor. staging, etc)
  • We help families understand VA benefits
  • We help families explore other financial options to afford senior living

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