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Defiantly joyous living

At 2Life, we believe in the value of living in community. And we believe every senior adult deserves living options they can afford. That’s why we create vibrant, diverse senior living communities in the Boston area where adults age 62 and up* can connect and form friendships, find creative and intellectual stimulation, improve or maintain physical fitness, and live a life filled with purpose and joy. From income-based, subsidized housing to tax credit programs and market-rate rental options, you’re likely to find a 2Life community you can afford. Plus, with the introduction of Opus by 2Life Communities, we’re creating a new option that puts community living within financial reach for seniors “in the middle” — those with too much income to qualify for subsidized housing and who aren’t comfortable with traditional upscale options.

Discover how our communities help older adults live fulfilling lives

2Life is committed to creating affordable, enriching communities that empower older adults to live independently within a supportive community filled with friends, opportunities to explore new interests, and resources to help them attain whole-person wellness. Watch this video for a taste of what life is like in our communities.

Enriching programs and services

2Life’s vision comes to life through a variety of programs and services. Our dedicated staff members get to know residents personally, ensuring each individual has the opportunity to choose the programs and resources that meet their needs. The following list represents just some of what you’ll find in our communities:

  • Multilingual staff and a diverse population including residents from as many as 30 countries. Each community has staff who speak multiple languages including English, Mandarin, Cantonese, and Russian.
  • Private, fully-equipped apartments that can be adapted to as the resident’s needs change.
  • Fitness and wellness programs with a variety of recreational and therapeutic classes.
  • A pull-cord response system with on-site staff available to respond to emergencies 24/7.
  • Resident Service Coordinators who advise and advocate for residents when healthcare is needed.
  • Trained staff including social workers, fitness instructors, activity planners, maintenance staff, and more.
  • Supportive health services including multilingual visiting nurses, on-site health fairs, and coordination with participating health insurers and primary care doctors.
  • Inviting multipurpose spaces for celebrations, social and educational events, and more.
  • Beautifully landscaped grounds and gardens, including resident garden spaces
  • Social, cultural and educational programs led by experts, members of the broader community, and residents themselves.
  • “Village Center” programming that invites members of the surrounding area into our community for celebrations, lectures, and other events.
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Income-based apartments

Our income-based communities include apartment homes eligible for subsidized housing and tax-credit programs with rent based on income. A range of options are available to individuals and households whose incomes are no higher than 110% of the Area Median Income (AMI).

Market-rate apartments

Our market rate apartment homes are a simple rental option for those whose income is too high to qualify for subsidized options. Rent includes most utilities: water, electricity, gas, heat and hot water, with individually controlled thermostats. Some also offer dining services and parking.

  • Brown Family House, Brookline
  • Golda Meir House, Newton
  • Shillman House, Framingham

Opus from 2Life Communities: middle-income options

Designed to serve middle-income older adults, Opus Newton will be an all-new community built on the Leventhal Sidman JCC Campus in Newton, MA, and connected to our Coleman House community. Opus will fill the currently unmet need for senior living options within reach of those who have a home and savings, but who are not comfortable with the traditional, upscale options currently offered in the regional marketplace.

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*Special note for adults with disabilities: 2Life has a small number of ADA-compliant, subsidized apartments at Kurlat House (Brighton Campus), Golda Meir House and Coleman House which have been set aside for adults of any age who have disabilities. Interested adults may apply for residency or contact our Leasing Office.