65 Briarwood Circle Worcester, MA 01606

Briarwood Retirement Community for Seniors

Briarwood is a Non-Profit Continuing Care Community

Thanks to our residents, we often seem to be a Continuing Activities Community. We love it, and so will you. Whether planned or spur of the moment, most activities are typically resident-managed with the Briarwood staff helping as needed. The wood working shop, library, lounges, and craft rooms bustle with neighbors and friends eager to learn, eager to teach.

On any given day in our retirement community you may see an artist creating a stained glass panel, a computer class, a resident-run talent show, a group departing on a trip to Newport. Others head to the fitness center where a professional trainer will assist in the development of a training program designed to complement our state of the art strength equipment. At day’s end, residents can meet in the Dining Room and choose from a menu that rivals the best restaurants around.

Should you need more personal assistance at anytime, you can take advantage of Briarwood’s supportive living services. Rehabilitation and nursing services are provided at Knollwood Nursing Center where Briarwood residents have priority admission. Your neighbors and friends will still be here watching out for you and we’ll be here continuing our care.

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Our Location

Briarwood is well-situated to give you easy access to the extraordinary resources in and around Worcester, New England’s second largest city. While at Briarwood, you’re in a country setting – less than ten minutes away, Worcester has world-class healthcare, educational institutions, and cultural attractions. Enjoy classical concerts in the perfect acoustics of Mechanics Hall, see a Broadway hit show at the Hanover Theatre or explore centuries of masterpieces at the renowned Worcester Art Museum. Briarwood residents are often on the go – join the “Lunch Bunch” on their restaurant adventures or take in the scenery of nearby Tower Hill Botanic Garden. Central Massachusetts has a lively arts scene and with more than 15 area colleges and a rich historical setting, tremendous opportunities for lifelong learning. Whether on campus or off, you will never run out of things to do or places to explore!

Mission of Briarwood Retirement Community

Briarwood is a non-profit Continuing Care Retirement Community offering Independent Living in cottages and apartments, Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services.  For over 32 years, Briarwood has offered residents a warm and caring community – neighbors respect your privacy but reach out in friendship.  You’ll recognize it from residents and staff – the Briarwood spirit!


Briarwood’s mission is to enhance the well-being, independence and personal fulfillment of its residents and other seniors by providing high quality, coordinated housing, health, wellness and supportive services consistent with the caring spirit of the founding churches.

Core Values

  • We value the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of seniors.
  • We value services that support the dignity, independence and self-determination of seniors.
  • We value a living and working environment based on mutual respect, trust and support.
  • We value financial and operational integrity.
  • We value innovation and excellence in the provision of services.


Briarwood’s vision is to be an innovative leader in the provision of services to support successful aging.