EPOCH Senior Living

Senior living professional Laurence Gerber founded EPOCH Senior Living in 1997 with the goal of fundamentally transforming the senior healthcare and assisted living facility experience in the New England area.

From its humble beginnings as a network of skilled healthcare centers located throughout Boston, EPOCH Senior Living is now recognized as the New England region’s foremost provider of senior healthcare, helping thousands of residents across its 14-plus communities to thrive every day through a suite of care options that consist of independent living, assisted living, and memory care services.

And the EPOCH Senior Living name only continues to grow. In addition to increasing its number of memory care communities, named Bridges® by EPOCH, EPOCH Senior Living has plans to further expand its Waterstone brand, which offers independent and supported assisted living services.


A vital part of transforming the senior healthcare and assisted living experience into all that it can be starts with articulating a bold mission for how it will be done and deftly illustrating a clear vision of how it will look.

The mission at EPOCH Senior living is to provide each resident with a lifestyle that promotes physical, emotional, and mental well-being.

If each of these key areas are properly addressed, each resident is sure to enjoy his or her days at EPOCH with fulfillment, comfort, and dignity.

The vision of what that will look like is simple: A smile on the face of every resident. And residents of EPOCH communities have many reasons to be happy.

Whether it’s the privacy and luxury of the independent living arrangements, the 24-hour access to comprehensive care for assisted living and memory care residents, or any number of the splendid amenities available to all — including a heated pool, indoor and outdoor dining venues, manicured gardens, and more — there’s a little something at any EPOCH community to make everyone happy.


The type and level of care provided for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or any other form of dementia is critical. Memory impairments are often unique and therefore can pose significant challenges for all involved, making it even more important that memory care facilities today identify cutting-edge ways to make life as easy as possible for not only residents — but for their loved ones as well.

Bridges® by EPOCH Memory Care Assisted Living communities were developed by EPOCH Senior Living to pioneer new advances in how memory impairments are treated. Bridges® by EPOCH Memory Care Assisted Living communities function as quaint neighborhoods of residential spaces, each outfitted with state-of-the-art technology and staffed with expert professionals to produce consistent, regular routines that feature familiar faces.

And no stone was left unturned. The key to mitigating the crippling effects of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, such as confusion and agitation, is providing the resident’s mind, body, and spirit with constant nurturing. Each Bridges® by EPOCH Memory Care Assisted Living residence was thoughtfully designed to provide this level of compassion, right down to the soft color patterns, aromatherapy accents, and directional cues.

Residents of Bridges® by EPOCH Memory Care Assisted Living communities receive an array of impressive benefits that include:

  • 24-hour licensed nursing services
  • Dedicated program director
  • Daily calendar of programs and events
  • Strength, balance, and flexibility classes
  • Aroma, pet, music, and art therapy sessions

But perhaps the most promising of offerings at EPOCH’s Bridges® by communities, however, is its most sophisticated. Tasked with providing “Dignity Through Technology,” iN2L is a specialized form of person-centered programming designed specifically for those diagnosed with memory ailments.

It benefits residents by allowing them to choose from a variety of mind-strengthening content options, such as puzzles, TV shows, virtual tours of real-life destinations, quizzes, and more, right from an image-based touchscreen interface.