Live life well

At Applewood, it’s easy to live an active life well. Located on 40-acres in historic Freehold, New Jersey, we offer maintenance-free cottages and apartments, a wide range of activities and numerous amenities, and an engaged living philosophy that encourages health and well-being in your mind, body, and spirit. We’re only a short drive from the Jersey Shore and a day trip away from New York City and Philadelphia. And thanks to our unique relationship with CentraState Healthcare System, residents can benefit from access to an array of health services and a variety of wellness resources.

Applewood is a non-profit, continuing care retirement community. For more information about Applewood, please contact us to schedule a visit to learn more about active and worry-free living.


Applewood’s Leadership Team

Keith Grady, Executive Director

DSC_3816-EditApplewood’s Executive Director is Keith Grady. Keith is a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator (LHNA) and has more than 35 years of management, operational and development experience in continuing care communities. Keith is responsible for the administration of the day-to-day operations and the development of Applewood’s future strategy. His innovative ideas and charismatic personality have shaped Applewood into one of New Jersey’s top choices for retirement living.

“I was extremely close to my grandparents and felt the need and desire to serve others at a very young age, providing a compassionate approach to care,” Keith says. “Most people usually pick their occupation, but this occupation picked me. I wouldn’t want to spend my life anywhere else than in a continuing care community.”


Click on the images of our leadership team members below for a full biography.