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The Woods at Merrimack Retirement Living

Modern Senior Living in Beautiful Merrimack Valley

Abundant waterways, beautiful forests with stunning fall colors, rich historical points of interest…all of these describe the Merrimack Valley and Boston’s scenic North Shore, the setting for a very special senior living community: The Woods at Merrimack, a brand-new, resort-style independent living senior community.

Located on Howe Street in Methuen, directly across from the Merrimack Valley Golf Club, The Woods at Merrimack will feature 140 thoughtfully designed apartments on beautifully landscaped grounds with an array of world-class amenities to appeal to today’s active seniors.

Newly opened in February 2020, the charm of Merrimack will be apparent the moment one pulls into the parking area. Manicured courtyards and verdant gardens adorned with pickleball and bocce courts, a putting green and an open-air grill area with state-of-the-art appliances; a relaxing fire pit, gazebo and dog park round out an idyllic outdoor environment. Warm, friendly staff  greet residents and visitors into spacious common areas and restaurant-style dining inside our buildings. The Woods at Merrimack promises to be an outstanding experience, both indoors and out!

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Ask about our different lifestyle options. Take our 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom 3D tours.

Just moved my mother in and she LOVES it. She raves about the meals, the staff has been amazing, and she really enjoys the other people there. Amazing find. I was about to move into a much more expensive place but this one is much better for her, more room, brand new and she is well cared for there. We are both very happy.

— Jeff N.

My mother in law is moving in after we went to view it.

— John M.

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Modern Senior Living in Beautiful Merrimack Valley:

Located across the street from the beautiful Merrimack Valley Golf Club and just minutes from two area hospitals. The Woods at Merrimack is ideally situated for your relaxation, shopping, and medical needs.

To alleviate the stress involved with such a life-altering change, Sunshine Retirement Living Communities have partnered with trusted national moving company, northAmerican, to institute a senior-specific program that lessens the strain associated with moving. To learn more about this moving program, click here.

It’s easy to become spoiled with our 24/7 Dining Experience. We go beyond all-day dining so you can enjoy gourmet food prepared from the freshest ingredients by our Executive Chef and team of professionals any time of day or night. Since our quality of food and service must be experienced, we invite you to join us for lunch or dinner. Our chef is trained and happy to accommodate residents with dietary needs due to various health restrictions, such as gluten-free and sugar-free diets, and much more.

Our shuttle just for The Woods at Merrimack residents makes it easy to get to doctor’s appointments, shopping trips, and any other cultural events going on in Methuen.

Your monthly rent includes all of your utilities (except your personal telephone), as well as free WiFi, front desk concierge service, weekly housekeeping, and on-call apartment maintenance.

Make room in your schedule for exercise classes, tai chi, movie nights, weekly bingo, day trips, and more.

The Woods at Merrimack keeps residents happy with our community’s own hair salon, library, gym, and computer center.

Looking for a local pet walking service, taxi to the airport or restaurant recommendation? Stop by the Concierge Desk and we will gladly provide assistance

Need to get away? Sunshine makes it easy! Complimentary guest rooms and meals are available to residents visiting any of our Sunshine Communities. It’s your vacation, so tour the nearby city or take part in community events.
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We encourage residents to bring their cat or dog.

We maintain a smoke-free policy for your continued good health.

No good deed goes unrewarded! Refer your friends to us, and we’ll thank you with a referral bonus when they transition to senior living at any Sunshine community. Learn more here

We offer safe living with a caring and dedicated staff available to you 24/7, for complete peace of mind.

No one wants the burden of a long-term contract. Sunshine keeps everything simple with a month-to-month lease.

Floor Plans

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Take our 1 Bedroom and 2 Bedroom 3D tours.

Resident Activities at The Woods at Merrimack

Weekly Physical Activities


– 10:00 am | Circuit Class


– 10:00 am | Chair Yoga


– 10:00 am | Balance Class


– 10:00 am | Music & Movement


– 9:45 am | Morning Meditation


– 2 pm & 7 pm | Movie
– 2:30 pm | Daily Chronicles


– 10:00 am | Blood Pressure Checks Monday
– 4:00 pm | Monday/Friday Happy Hour
– 4:00 pm | Tuesday /Wednesday/ Thursday Game Hour

View our full monthly calendar here or call today &

learn more about our various daily activities: (351) 777-2826

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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. Enjoy the beauty of our courtyards and gardens without ever having to touch a lawnmower or hedge clippers. Don’t you just love retirement?

This quiet community is far enough from the hubbub of daily, working life, but it is close enough to excellent shopping and restaurants in Methuen. And, of course, world-class entertainment, shopping, and medical facilities are located less than an hour away in Boston.

The Services

The staff at The Woods at Merrimack are there to serve you. Do you have a problem with your plumbing? The maintenance staff will be there quickly to fix it. Do you need a ride to the grocery store or a doctor’s appointment? Talk with the concierge about scheduling transportation. You’ll feel like you are enjoying dinner out with friends every night of the week at our restaurant-style dining facility.

Our staff is warm and friendly and will make you feel like you are part of the Merrimack family.


Retirement will never be boring at this Methuen senior community. Those of you who enjoy a little friendly competition may choose to spend your time at the pickleball and bocce courts. Join friends for afternoon tea in the gazebo or chat around the relaxing fire pit in the evening. Even your four-legged friends will be able to make new acquaintances at our local dog park.

Enjoy your newly-found freedom by meeting friends and participating in hobbies you never had a chance to try in your earlier life.

The Floor Plan

Our senior apartments in Methuen have a unique layout that allows those 55 and older to maneuver throughout their homes easily. The showers and tubs are easy to get into and out of, and there is plenty of space around all the appliances. The apartments were designed with walkers and wheelchairs in mind.

Reach out to us!

Don’t wait to become a part of this brand-new community. Our facilities are state of the art, and the apartments may go quickly.

The staff of The Woods at Merrimack are ready to help you live your best life. Regardless of your circumstances and physical abilities, The Woods is the right place for you to enjoy your retirement years and to remain independent.

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The Woods at Merrimack Retirement Community

(351) 777-2826

Zero Covid Cases!

  • New residents admitted after Vikor Scientific Respira-ID testing
  • Residents enjoy physical distancing activities & protective measures
  • Spaced seating & staff trained for hygienic dining service
  • Visitors are welcome! Mandatory screening & restrictions apply

*This community does not currently have any confirmed Covid-19 cases among residents or employees. However, we cannot guarantee that there are no asymptomatic residents or employees in the community.