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MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND REMAINING ACCOUNTABLE

We’re dedicated to stewarding our resources for maximum impact.

We believe everyone deserves a safe, stable home — regardless of income. That’s why we’re committed to building vibrant senior living communities with a laser-sharp focus on affordability. Doing this means being diligent and careful stewards of the resources entrusted to us — always remaining transparent and accountable. In addition, we seek to achieve maximum impact through ongoing evaluation of our communities, assessing the need for housing in the areas we serve, looking at the data to see what works best, and constantly innovating.

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Recent impacts and accomplishments:

The 2Life team works hard every day to ensure that as many older adults as possible have the opportunity to live in a supportive community that will help them thrive. Following are some of our most recent accomplishments:

  • Completed the addition of 61 affordable apartments in The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg House on our Brighton Campus. Of these, seven apartments are set aside for chronically homeless older adults and five are set aside for adults aging with lifelong developmental disabilities.
  • Renovated nearly 650 existing apartments across several of our campuses to provide residents with safe, modern and adaptable homes.
  • Partnered with Congregation Kehillath Israel to build the Brown Family House with 62 units of affordable senior housing in Brookline — recognized as one of the best neighborhoods in the U.S. for older adults.
  • Secured local government funding and permits to expand our Golda Meir House by 68 apartments, including nine apartments designated for chronically homeless individuals.
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As the population of older adults grows, so does the need for trained professionals to serve and support them. The 2Life Communities Training Institute offers educational programming — including the opportunity to earn CEUs — to both staff and outside professionals, ensuring they have the skills needed to help older adults navigate the challenges and opportunities of aging. Topics and classes have included CPR, understanding hoarding, challenges faced by LGBTQ+ older adults, and working with chronically homeless older adults.

2Life is also committed to supporting the next generation of professionals to enter the fields of senior housing and healthcare. Each year we provide hands-on learning experiences for students from local colleges and universities who are studying social work, art therapy and medicine. These interns work directly with residents, under the supervision of experienced staff, and the lessons they learn remain with them throughout their careers.

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