About Us

This Was Never About Us

Rockridge is an intimate, not-for-profit retirement community in a peaceful woodland setting just outside scenic (and culturally rich) Northampton, MA. Since we opened in 1970, we’ve become a trusted and highly valued provider of customized Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Support that helps seniors age happily, comfortably, gracefully and with dignity. But enough about us…

Our 100+ diverse residents are educated, down-to-earth, friendly and fun-loving. On any given day, you’ll find them going to a museum or concert in Northampton, indulging their passions for art or creative writing in one of our many resident-run programs, shooting pool or playing in a notorious regular blackjack game many describe as “cut-throat.”

Blackjack aside, the residents and staff here form close friendships very quickly, which helps create a palpable air of warmth, community, family and home many visitors tell us they just don’t feel in neighboring communities—or anywhere else.

You’ll be happy to know that because Rockridge is a not-for-profit provider of senior living and healthcare, you can live here with confidence knowing that we exist solely to enrich and enhance the lives of our residents. We’re not accountable to investors or a corporate entity, which means we invest all revenue directly back into the management of Rockridge to continually improve the services, amenities and care we provide.

Because we all age differently, we’re all likely to need different care at different times—or never need care at all. And we’re sure you’ll agree, you shouldn’t have to pay for care you don’t receive. That’s why at Rockridge you’ll always get the care you need and never have to pay for care you don’t.

Quality Matters

Rockridge is proud to be one of the only senior living communities in western Massachusetts to make top quality independent living available to seniors at all income levels.

Violette’s Crossing

Named for the wife of our founding administrator, our Violette’s Crossing neighborhood offers beautiful Independent Living apartments to seniors 62 and older.

The Meadows

The Meadows’ designation as a Level IV Rest Home makes it a place where seniors who need limited assistance can live the kind of happy, healthy, independent and secure life only Rockridge can provide.

Our Team

Meet the compassionate, dedicated, funny and truly amazing professionals who mean everything to us, our residents and their families.

Meet Our Team


Learn how a dream, a campground and a legacy of caring for seniors that started in 1889 came together to create Rockridge.

Explore Our Timeline


See all the ways you help us give future generations of seniors the things in life that matter to them most.

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