Our History

Sophia Snow Place is a senior living community that truly offers the best of both worlds—a modern facility on an attractive urban campus, yet provided by a non-profit organization that has been helping women and men to age with dignity for more than 160 years. Our sponsoring organization, the Roxbury Home for Aged Women, has been serving the community since 1856.

Our location affords easy access to world-class medical care, rich cultural and educational resources, sporting events, fine dining and shopping. We are near the Faulkner Hospital, across the street from The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, and have the Allandale Woods reservation just out our back door!

For those who want to continue to live their active lives in the city without the worries of home maintenance, we offer 66 spacious Independent Living apartments at the Residences. Additional services such as housekeeping and meals may be purchased on an a la carte basis. As our Independent Living residents age, they have top priority for openings in our Supportive Living program — similar to Assisted Living — at Sophia Snow House, or may stay in their apartments with the support of private duty assistance.

You never know when your health needs may change. At Sophia Snow Place, we offer Supportive Living in 36 private suites for those seniors who require assistance with some of the activities of daily living. Our services include 24 hour care, nursing staff on site, medication administration, and three meals each day, as well as housekeeping, laundry service, transportation, and a robust activities program.

Our Mission

Sophia Snow Place empowers older adults to live purposefully with dignity and well-being in a comfortable community at a reasonable cost.













Sophia Snow Place and Showa Institute