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2Life Communities

2Life Communities provides older adults throughout greater Boston opportunities to engage, connect and find purpose. We believe that all older adults deserve the joy of living a full live of connection in a dynamic, supportive environment.... Read more

Purpose

2Life Communities provides older adults throughout greater Boston opportunities to engage, connect and find purpose. Since 1965, we have built built and managed affordable, non-sectarian housing for independent seniors. Today we are home to nearly 1500 older adults, the majority of whom are low-income. Inspired by Jewish values and open and welcoming to the broad community, 2Life has buildings in Brighton, Newton, Brookline, and Framingham, Massachusetts. A nonprofit organization, we welcome low-income older adults from ALL backgrounds to live with us and participate in programs and services designed to combat loneliness and maintain the health and well-being of our residents as they age. We think of our campuses as village centers, and build connection and community within our walls and in our surrounding neighborhoods.... Read more

Vision

For those 62 and older, 2Life Communities is the innovative model for defiantly joyous living in the Greater Boston area, based on the proven physical and mental health benefits of aging in community. For residents, 2Life means individual privacy and control in a safe, affordable, and vibrant environment where they are welcomed, supported, and have endless opportunities to become their best selves.... Read more

Mission

Inspired by Jewish values, 2Life Communities welcomes seniors from all backgrounds and enables aging in communities of engagement, connection, and purpose by:
Providing superior housing that they can afford.
Continually evolving support services to meet the needs of our diverse residents as they age.
Building connections and community within our walls and in our surrounding neighborhoods.
Promoting aging in community as a first choice.
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Additional Culture Details

We have approximately 1500 residents that come from many cultures and backgrounds. Residents come from 25 countries and speak 22 primary languages. We estimate 70% of our residents are immigrants. The average age of 2Life residents is 80; 1/3 of our residents are between the ages of 85 and 105. The oldest resident to reside at 2Life was 109. The median income is about $12,000. In every department that directly interacts with residents, we have staff who share the native culture and language of our residents (e.g., mandarin, Russian).... Read more

Values

2Life Mission & Values
Mission: Inspired by Jewish values, 2Life Communities welcomes seniors from all backgrounds and enables aging in communities of engagement, connection, and purpose by:
Providing superior housing that is broadly affordable.
Continually evolving support services to meet the needs of our diverse residents as they age.
Building connections and community within our walls and in our surrounding neighborhoods.
Promoting aging in community as a first choice.
Values:
Since our inception, 2Life Communities has opened our doors to the broader community, welcoming seniors from all backgrounds while being driven by our Jewish values, which guide us to honor thy mother and father (seen as a collective enterprise), welcome the “stranger” as we were once strangers ourselves (including immigrants from many lands), and share across generations (l’dor vador). By providing a supportive environment for our community’s seniors, we help bring forward the wisdom they have accumulated over a lifetime, support

Headquarters

Brighton, MA

Employees

155 US Employees

Industry

Senior Living

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Featured Awards

  • 2021

What employees are saying

WE are making a difference every day. Older adults in the US are often ignored or marginalized. We raise up their voices and show respect.

Love the organization, mission and people.

I can use my creativity and skill to have impact on people’s lives.

I feel important and much needed.

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