Newbury Court

100 Newbury Court
Concord, MA 01742
Phone: 978/369-5155
Web address:

Contact Person:

Sarah Hathaway

Organization Description:

Newbury Court is a not-for-profit residence that offers a variety of living options and choice in services for people, 62 or older: independent living; Rivercrest, our skilled nursing facility; and The Gardens, our memory support assisted living neighborhood. We are set on 35-acres overlooking the Sudbury River, its rolling meadows, and abundant wildlife. Our nearly 300 residents are engaged in both the life of Newbury Court and our local community. We host a bevy of arts programming and lectures, and have pottery and art studios, a woodworking shop, chapel, pool, and full fitness studio on campus. There is always more to do and learn together.

While we do not currently have a denominational affiliation, we have roots in the Methodist Deaconess’ legacy of care in the Boston area. The Deaconesses first built a home for senior care on our site in 1913. In that Deaconess tradition, we continue to be committed to caring for our residents in body, mind, and spirit. The Spiritual Life Department is a vital part of our interfaith community. Duvall Chapel is open to all community members, and we also have a newly opened Spiritual Life Quiet Room and Library. We are also proud to be the chosen home of nearly twenty retired ministers (from several Christian denominations) and their spouses, which adds to the spiritual depth and exchange in our community.

Opportunities for Student Involvement:

The student would be identified as the Chaplain Intern. The internship would be divided into four distinct experiences, based on our continuum of elder care at Newbury Court: (1) 8-10 weeks in Independent Living; (2) 8-10 weeks in Rivercrest, our skilled nursing facility; (3) 8-10 weeks in The Gardens, our memory care assisted living neighborhood; and (4) and 6-10 weeks for integration of care. This final period would allow the Chaplain Intern to synergize their experience and also return to any environment or program in which they want to spend more time. Within each environment, the Chaplain Intern would be responsible for providing individual spiritual support to residents, family members, and staff including ongoing check-ins, grief support, and crisis care; leading Spiritual Life programming such as weekly hymn sings and spirituality groups; and making visits to Emerson Hospital for residents in their care who are hospitalized. When appropriate, the Chaplain Intern would be invited to participate in resident care plans or family meetings. Depending on the Chaplain Intern’s tradition, they would be invited to lead Sunday ecumenical services 2-4 times during their internship and/or assist with holiday or memorial services. The Chaplain Intern’s interests, skillset, faith tradition, and personal goals will be taken into consideration when determining specific duties at the beginning of the internship.

Commute/Transportation Information:

Newbury Court is located directly off Route 2 in Concord, behind Emerson Hospital. We are a little over a mile away from both the West Concord and Concord MBTA stations. Transportation would be the responsibility of the Chaplain Intern.

Parking is available and free.

Arts of Ministry Competencies Offered:

  • Administration and Program Development
  • Pastoral Care and Counseling
  • Preaching and Worship
  • Religious Education and Spiritual Development


Weekly supervision with Director of Spiritual Life and ongoing mentoring/availability of both Director and additional Chaplain. Chaplain Intern will be asked to reflect theologically on their experiences, practices, and vocational discernment. Occasional reading and written work will be required.

Additional Information:

  • Number of Students: 1
  • Total Compensation: $6000.00
  • Type of Compensation: Work Study
  • Additional Notes: Compensation may be Work-Study or Direct Pay, depending on areas of interest to Chaplain Intern.

    Discounted meals are available while Chaplain Intern is on site. Chaplain Intern is also invited to attend our wide variety of community programming (i.e. musical performances, lectures, art demonstrations) and utilize the gym.

    An additional contact is Rev. Kristin Rinehimer, Chaplain.

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