A strong local economy is best served by a healthy, resilient, skilled and highly educated community. A healthy lifestyle serves as a solid foundation for a future of happiness, success, prosperity and lifelong relationships. Ayer’s most valued local economic asset, and new business & corporate attraction magnet, are the healthy, resilient, skilled and well-educated people of the community.

Ayer’s outstanding healthcare professionals and institutions are crucial partners in our local economic development platforms, plans and initiatives.  


Nashoba Valley Medical Center, Ayer, MA

Emerson Hospital, Groton, MA 

UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA

Lowell General Hospital, Lowell, MA  

UMass Memorial Health Alliance Hospital, Fitchburg, MA 

Genesis Apple Valley Center

Central Ave. Compassionate Care, Inc.

Valley Eye Physicians

Mass Community Health Profile Information (CHIP)

Community Health Status

Community Youth Weight

Massachusetts Food Policy Council

Massachusetts Food System Collaborative

Massachusetts Local Food Action Plan

Mass In Motion

Mass In Motion Creating Healthier Communities

Massachusetts Green Community

Toxics Use Reduction Act (TURA) 

Massachusetts Water Policy

Nashua River Rail Trail by Mass Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs

Trail Link by The Rails to Trails Conservancy

Ayer Animal Medical Center

The Natural Café

Ross Fitness

Nashoba Valley Fitness Center

Buddha Nest Yoga

Sangha Yoga Center

Dragon Fly Wellness Center

North Central Mass WIC Program Ayer Office

The Medicine Shoppe