Melrose Senior Living

“The minute I walked in the door I had that warm feeling of home”

Located in a charming lakeside Melrose neighborhood, The Fitch is a private non-profit retirement home & senior living community with comfortable rooms, on-site nurses, and friendly staff.

75 Lake Avenue

Melrose, MA

Established in 1918

Unique Senior Living


Our thoughtful, kind and dedicated staff offers exceptional retirement living options in Melrose.

You can choose from different types of senior living care — independent living, temporary stay, and assisted care.

Quality Care

Retirement Living Home in Melrose

The Fitch offers a truly unique experience for our residents. Enjoy gorgeous views of the natural beauty of Ell Pond, our activities curriculum, high-quality food, amazing resident medical staff, and much more.

Regardless of which type of care you select, you’ll have access to plenty of amenities while living at The Fitch. Our residence is designed to make you feel right at home — from inviting outside patio and porches, spacious grounds, off street parking, attractive common areas and comfortable private units, that feature individual temperature control and cable/internet access.

  • Delicious homemade meals

  • Activity programs, including exercise

  • 24/hour staffing, on-site medical staff

  • Personal assistance, in a warm environment

5-star-rated Senior Living


The Fitch is renown for it’s reputation as one of the area’s best Senior living homes. Visit us and find out why.

The Lane family


"On behalf of my mother Edith Lane who passed away at age 93, I want to thank Joyce, Kate and the staff of The Fitch in Melrose for making the last three years of her life comfortable and enjoyable.

The Fitch is a wonderful assisted-living facility. There is Ell Pond in the backyard, with the ducks, geese and swans passing by, making it a beautiful setting."

Dee Mandolese

"I will continue to give The Fitch 5 stars, even though my mom is no longer there. They got my mom through a very tough year, plus, when her health issues were more than my brother or I could support. I still visit their staff when I can and do my best to drop off a small token of our appreciation every holiday."

We Look Forward to Welcoming You to Our Home!