Appleton provides residents with a home-like setting in a renovated historic mansion. The house can accommodate up to twenty-five residents. There are semi-private and private bedrooms, spacious common living areas and a kitchen and dining room. Healthy, hot meals are prepared by the staff daily at lunch and dinner; breakfast is continental style. The house is staffed by trained community-residence counselors. Residents have access to an art room and solarium. The building also has wireless capability and program computers. A fitness center is located just a few buildings away.
The location of Appleton affords access to many recreational, educational and vocational opportunities in the Greater Boston area. There are numerous colleges, adult education programs and volunteer opportunities that residents can explore. Cambridge and Boston are easily accessible by public transportation.