Standish Village Assisted Living and Compass Memory Support in Dorchester's Lower Mills

Standish Village offers seniors a secure, supportive and independent lifestyle, offering both assisted living and a Compass Memory Support Neighborhood®. The community features 85 lovely rental apartments, comfortable community rooms, and a pleasant courtyard and roof deck. Supportive services, including housekeeping, gracious dining, medication management and personal care, free residents so that they are able to enjoy the company of new friends and a vibrant program of social, cultural enrichment and wellness activities.

Standish Village is located in the heart of the historic Lower Mills neighborhood which borders Dorchester, MA, and Milton, MA. Other mill buildings clustered along the Neponset River, including the well-known Baker Chocolate Factory, have also been restored. The neighborhood now includes a variety of retail shops and condominiums. Residents enjoy, within walking distance, an array of dining, shopping and banking services.

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Dr. Stern Shared 'Reasons for Hope' at Quincy COA

Dr. Robert Stern, Director of the Clinical Core of the Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center & Director of Clinical Research for the Boston University CTE Center, recently gave a presentation titled “Reasons for Hope” at the Quincy Council on Aging. This event was sponsored by Standish Village and Compass on the BayRead more from South Boston Online »

Standish Village Holds Celebration for WWII Veteran

Standish Village Assisted Living in Boston held a celebration for one of its residents who returned from his tour with Honor Flight New England. Eugene O’Brien, a World War II veteran, was flown down to Washington, D.C. to visit historical monuments and pay respect to his fallen comrades. Read more in the Milton Times »

Alzheimer's & Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Standish Village is dedicated to assisting and supporting individuals with memory loss, Alzheimer's disease and related dementias and the families and friends who love them. We meet on the third Wednesday of each month at 4 pm. Our Caregiver Support Group is Alzheimer's Association certified and is facilitated by our Compass Memory Support Program Director. Learn more about our Caregiver Support Groups or to RSVP: 617-298-5656. 

Grove Hall's Memory Café

"Thanks for the Memories" Café is co-hosted by the City of Boston’s Alzheimer’s Initiative and BCYF’s Grove Hall Community Center and sponsored by Standish Village Assisted Living. Join us the first Monday of every month at 11:00AM while enjoying coffee, refreshments, creative arts, and conversation with new friends of all ages. Learn more about our Memory Cafés or to RSVP: 617.635.3992.

WWII veteran, 91, honored at Standish Village ceremony

Mingo Nesmith, a 91-year-old veteran of World War II and a resident of the Standish Village Assisted Living Residence in Lower Mills, was honored during a special Lifetime Achievement Award ceremony at the Dorchester facility on Sun., Aug. 20.  Read more in the Dorchester Reporter >>

Standish Village Dementia Training to Help City of Quincy Become Dementia Friendly

The City of Quincy adopts Standish Village's "Dementia Experience" for city-wide Dementia Friendly Initiative. Read more about Dementia Friendly Quincy

One more time: The Blesedells again say ‘I do’ – 60 years later

It was 60 years ago this month, on July 30, 1955, that Fred and Anne Blesedell exchanged their wedding vows, and late last month, they renewed their promises to each other in a celebration at Standish Village, an assisted living community in Dorchester that the couple now calls home. Read More in The Dorchester Reporter

Standish Village Resident Featured on WGBH's 'You're Not Alone' Series

At the Standish Village assisted living facility in Dorchester, a handful of elderly folks sit in the living room on the main floor, their walkers, canes and wheelchairs nearby. One woman spots Carol Doan. Listen at

"If you are thinking about a move to assisted living, consider a short-term stay to determine if Standish Village is the right fit. This is a no strings attached opportunity to try out our community."

- Alan Lappas, Executive Director

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