The Woods at Merrimack

Based on 6 reviews | Highly Rated Community in Methuen

197 Howe Street, Methuen, MA, 01844

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The Woods at Merrimark is a retirement community located in Methuen, MA.

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The Woods at Merrimack, Methuen MA

Looking for independent living in Methuen, Massachusetts?

Welcome to the Woods at Merrimack, a new community in Methuen offering updated independent living apartments, maintenance-free living, and a beautiful, picturesque setting families are proud to call home. 

When a person calls the Woods at Merrimack home, they get access to a wide variety of services and amenities with their all inclusive monthly fee, including conveniences like:

  • A central location near important resources and the award-winning Merrimack Valley Golf Club
  • Life enrichment programming daily
  • 24-hour dining options
  • Complimentary transportation available
  • Library
  • Gym
  • Computer center
  • Hair salon
  • Concierge services
  • Access to the Sunshine Travel Program
  • Pet-friendly living
  • Smoke-free living
  • On-site staff around-the-clock
  • Month-to-month leases

The Woods at Merrimack understands how preparing meals can be a challenging or time-consuming process as a person gets older. To help residents spend more time enjoying activities they love, the community takes the stress out of meals by providing chef-prepared dining options 24 hours a day.

Residents have access to new menu options each day, letting them enjoy a wide variety of recipes while they call the community home.

In the past, the Woods at Merrimack’s popular recipes have included:

  • Raisin Scones
  • Chicken Cordon Bleu
  • Catch of the Day
  • Stuffed Pork Chops with Apple Dressing
  • Roasted Tom Turkey 
  • BLT Sandwiches
  • Golden Breakfast Casseroles
  • Chicken Malibu Melts

The Woods at Merrimack strives to make life as simple as possible for the residents, providing complimentary transportation alongside their other services and amenities to help residents get around Methuen.

Methuen is a historic city with a lot to offer, from local grocery stores two unique points of interest and more.

When residents want to have fun off-campus, they may consider a trip to one of Methuen’s many exciting local attractions, including:

However, residents will find plenty of fun things to do without going far from home thanks to the exciting life enrichment programming the Woods at Merrimack provides. The community understands how staying active and making friends is an important part of enjoying retirement to the fullest, and by providing a bustling social calendar, the community takes the stress out of making friends, pursuing hobbies, and more.

In the past, popular events at the Woods at Merrimack have included:

  • Ice Cream Socials
  • Bean Bag Baseball
  • Cook-Outs and Social Mixers
  • Cardiovascular exercise
  • Music and Live Entertainment
  • Welcome Program for New Residents
  • Strength training
  • Educational Opportunities and Lifelong Learning Seminars
  • General exercise classes
  • Movie Nights and Matinee Screenings (with popcorn)
  • Tai Chi
  • Birthday Celebrations
  • Yoga
  • Wii Bowling, Wii Tennis, and other Wii Fitness games
  • Outings to points of interest near by (like museums, churches, and parks)
  • Cards, Checkers, Chess, Rummikub and other board game competitions
  • Bingo 
  • Resident Clubs (like Walking Club)
  • Current Events Discussions

The Woods at Merrimack has several floor plans families can choose from when they move in, helping them pick a housing style that best suits their lifestyle preferences.

 The community’s floor plan options include:

  • One-bedroom (478 sq ft)
  • One-bedroom deluxe (577 sq ft)
  • Two-bedroom (849 sq ft)

Apartments are designed to help residents feel safe and secure at all hours of the day, providing everything they need to contact staff day or night.

As a Sunshine Retirement community, the Woods at Merrimack shows a strong commitment to exceptional retirement living. By providing everything residents need to thrive in one convenient location, the community takes the stress out of retirement and makes it truly an enjoyable time for those who call their residence home.

According to online reviews, family said they loved their experience with the Woods at Merrimack because:

  • The apartment homes are spacious and easy-to-navigate, offering clean surroundings thanks to the community’s weekly housekeeping services
  • The outdoor spaces are beautifully-landscaped, creating a peaceful setting for residents to enjoy warm weather
  • Life enrichment programming is available morning, afternoon, and evening, so residents always have something fun to look forward to while they call the community home

To see everything families love about the Woods at Merrimack in person, the community invited interested potential residents to schedule a free tour.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Q: Where is the Woods at Merrimack located?

The Woods at Merrimack is located at: 

197 Howe Street

Methuen, MA 01844

Q: What care services and amenities does the Woods at Merrimack provide?

The Woods at Merrimack’s mission is to create a comfortable and safe environment where residents thrive, offering the following services and amenities with their affordable all-inclusive monthly fees:

  • Care coordination with health care providers in the area
  • Wellness and exercise programs
  • Life enrichment programming
  • Scheduled transportation

To get more information about the Woods at Merrimack’s services and amenities, please use the link above to make an inquiry.

Q: What levels of care does the Woods at Merrimack provide?

The Woods at Merrimack is an independent living community, offering on-campus dining, housekeeping, life enrichment activities, and more to maximize residents’ daily convenience.

However, the Woods at Merrimack is not licensed to provide skilled nursing care. If a resident needs skilled care to manage their health, they must arrange it with a third-party provider. 

To learn more about the types of care residents may access through the Woods at Merrimack, please use the link above to make an inquiry.

Q: How much does the Woods at Merrimack cost?

The Woods at Merrimack’s monthly rates gives residents access to nearly everything the community provides for one affordable fee. Rates vary to reflect each resident’s chosen housing accommodations and elective a la carte services, so it’s important for families to get a personalized quote when estimating the cost of care.

To get an individualized quote for the Woods at Merrimack based on updated pricing, please use the link above to make an inquiry.

Q: Is the Woods at Merrimack pet-friendly?

The Woods at Merrimack encourages residents to live with their four-legged friends, offering pet-friendly housing. All pets must comply with the community’s pet policy to remain on-campus. 

To learn more about the community’s guidelines for pets, please use the link above to make an inquiry.

Q: Do the residents seem active and engaged at the Woods at Merrimack?

The Woods at Merrimack includes life enrichment programming with their monthly fees, encouraging residents to make residents and get involved with their peers by offering fun events on campus daily. 

To learn more about the exciting opportunities happening on-campus, please use the link above to make an inquiry.

About The Community

The Woods at Merrimack Retirement Living - Modern Senior Living in Beautiful Merrimack Valley Why you should live in the newest Methuen senior community Whether you are searching for senior living in Methuen for yourself or for the one you love, you must visit The Woods at Merrimack, opening in the fall of 2019. There are other senior apartments for rent Methuen, but none can compare to the beauty and sophistication of The Woods at Merrimack, located in the Merrimack Valley and Boston’s North Shore. You have worked hard all of your life, and you are ready to spend your golden years in a brand-new luxurious setting. Out of all the Methuen retirement homes, this is the most luxurious but affordable option. The Setting The 140 apartment homes of The Woods at Merrimack are located across from the Merrimack Valley Golf Club. Not only will you be able to enjoy the well-manicured community grounds, but you can be assured that the neighboring landscape will be well cared for also. En…

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FamilyAssets Reviews for The Woods at Merrimack

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Feb 1, 2019

FamilyAssets analyzed 6 reviews and evaluated The Woods at Merrimack as a highly rated community within 25 miles of Methuen, Massachusetts.

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Carolyn Zinn

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29 Aug 2021

I loved what I saw on line I just wish more independent living residences kept in mind not all of us have 2-500,000 or more available but we would like a good quality place to live. Thank you for your time though God bless

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Donna M

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13 Aug 2021

The Best place to live in a community of people your own age Nice apartments modern amenities and beautiful view of the Methuen GolfClub. So many activities if you want to participate or not. Great entertainment and food in the Cafe. I love it here. So many choices. Independent living at its best.

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Michelle Coleman

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07 Aug 2021

I was pleasantly surprised to feel the homey, safe and welcoming atmosphere the moment I stepped into The Woods at Merrimack. I was greeted by a friendly receptionist who offered me a choice of something to drink.

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Janice Zenevich

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07 Apr 2021

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Lynda M

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26 Oct 2020

It's a beautiful facility. Rooms, grounds and location are spectacular. Many amenities and the staff was welcoming. I'm afraid it's not affordable for us.

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The Woods at Merrimack

(239) 579-9366

197 Howe Street, Methuen, MA, 01844

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