A Worry-Free Lifestyle In An Enlightening, Active Environment

Kaplan Estates offers the perfect balance of independence and support for active seniors. Located on a picturesque 22-acre woodland setting on Boston’s North Shore, the classic New England architecture sets the tone for a warm and welcoming community. A recent multi-million-dollar renovation showcases well-designed, intimate spaces, with an abundance of natural light and updated designs. The setting sports spectacular gardens and landscaped grounds combined with first-class amenities, a highly trained staff, and a lively atmosphere. Residents can experience worry-free living at its best, and receive personal attention that goes one step beyond. You’ll feel right at home from the moment you walk through the door at Kaplan Estates.

See What Our Community Has to Offer


94 spacious studio and one-bedroom apartments with private baths, walk-in closets, kitchenette with microwave and full sized apartment refrigerator, individual heat and air conditioning control and emergency pull cords.


Three meals a day prepared by a trained culinary chef and served in a private dining room. The building features a fireplace lounge, living room, a coffee shop, a garden kitchen, a beauty salon, TV lounge and game room, library and fitness center.


Weekly housekeeping and linen service, daily assistance with such activities as dressing, bathing, medication management, and dietary plans.


Gardening, walking groups, arts and crafts, dancing, intergenerational programs, concerts, lectures, exercise classes, outings, movies, games, holiday celebrations, cultural event trips, musical entertainment, theatre, cooking and baking classes.


Traditional assisted living rates starting at $4200.


Please call Andrea Hillel at 978-854-1805 or email ahillel@chelseajewish.org to schedule a tour, request additional information and/or add your name to the waitlist.

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I got the call early in the morning. The kind of early when you know the call will not go well. My father had fallen. This lead to our journey to Kaplan Estates. In reality, we knew this day was coming, but it was too painful for any of us to process, let alone breech with Dad who was the rock of our family and now a frail old man. Where do you start especially during a pandemic? I am in Florida and afraid to fly in the pandemic. I went on line and I was brought to the Kaplan Estate's web site. It seemed like a great fit as my parents are religious and I felt it was a place they would be comfortable. I called Marisa and she followed up immediately and walked my brother and I through the whole process. She had a video made of the apartment and in a leap of faith built on trust of the wonderful Kaplan family, we took the apartment sight unseen. These reassuring people helped us arrange a complicated move of my mother from their condo and my father from a nursing facility. They promised they would be there to let my mom in hook up her phone, make up the bed, and feed her. They kept every promise and more as we were unable to go in due to the pandemic. My father arrived two days later and was equally helped. The Kaplan family have done an excellent job in acclimating my parents to their final destination. They are happy there.
- Bonnie Westerman
Our parents move to your facility came at a particularly anxious and difficult time for our family and the Kaplan community as a whole. I'm sure all decisions to transition to assisted living come with unique challenges but the public health crisis increased the potential for problems exponentially. From our first conversation, You- Marisa, Andrea and your entire staff have been outstanding. You have all shown tremendous competence and compassion, ensuring the move remained as stress-free as possible. Your collective commitment to the safety, health and well-being of your residents was clear. My parents have felt welcomed right from the moment of their arrival. They have experienced a skillful balance of support and independence allowing them to feel comfortable, confident, safe and at home. We are secure in the knowledge that this balance can and will be adjusted as their needs inevitably change. Even in the current restricted environment, George and Loraine have begun to make friends and feel part of the community.  My family and I are very grateful to you and the Kaplan family. Here's to what we hope will be the very happy and very long final chapter our parents deserve and have earned.
- Glenn Freedman
“I’m so glad we’ve found each other,” my mother tells me, as I file her nails. And then the doors lock, the visit ends. How to explain pandemic and quarantine to someone who has no sense of time or place. “When are you coming to visit?” she asks daily. “As soon as we can, “ we reply. As visits become virtual, someone else will take the place of being there, Take the place of family. And when the questions stop, trapped in a viral haze, someone else will care and love, keep her safe, feed and encourage, be her family. And when she awakes from that dark place. she knows she is safe, she doesn’t ask for us to come and get her. she is home at last. Dear Cheryl, We are so grateful for all you have given and done, for being there for Star, for all the care, concern, love and tenderness that kept her safe and brought her through these challenging times. We are so grateful for your keeping the connections and for being Star’s family when we haven’t been able to be there. With warmth, love and well wishes, Laurie, Julie, Bobby and families
- Laurie, Julie, Bobby and families
Hi Marisa, it’s Linda Wood. I just wanted to tell you that my mom is thrilled with her new room! I was able to wave to her out the window yesterday and today, I met my sister there and we were able to both wave to her out the window! (6ft apart of course). I want to thank you as well as all the staff that have been so kind and patient to not only my mom, but to myself and my family. I can’t say enough about how caring you all have been. I’ve been crying happy tears all day. Thank you thank you thank you. God bless you all ❤ I’m forever indebted to you for making you mom feel safe and not afraid ❤
- Linda Wood

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Chelsea Jewish offers multiple floor plans for its residents. This allows each member to retain their sense of individuality while also providing easy access to all our services.

Main Floor/1st Floor

2nd Floor & Model Apartment

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