Vibrant, diverse and welcoming. Find your home at a 2Life community.

Step into any of 2Life’s communities and you’ll feel a sense of warmth, welcome and camaraderie. In our inclusive communities, people from all backgrounds and cultures are creating a sense of family, experiencing the joy of connection and living fulfilling lives of purpose. You’ll find residents engaged in pursuits of their own choosing. They’re challenging their minds and learning new skills as they create works of art, study religious philosophy or learn to write poetry. They’re sharing laughs over fierce-but-friendly ping pong games, exercising at the outdoor “muscle beach,” and giving back to the community through volunteer service such as tutoring elementary school students. And they’re learning about other nations and cultures by sharing in each other’s celebrations and holidays.

When you live at a 2Life community, you’ll have full independence and autonomy. You’ll enjoy the privacy of your own well-appointed apartment home while knowing friends and 24-hour support staff are only steps away. And you, too, will experience the joy, fulfillment and security that come with living in a supportive, welcoming community.

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Which 2Life community is right for you?


Opus — Newton, MA

An all-new, middle-income option

Designed to serve middle-income adults age 62 and over, Opus will be an all-new community built on the Leventhal-Sidman JCC campus in Newton, MA, and connected to our Coleman House community. With Opus, 2Life is shifting the paradigm and putting enriching, purposeful community life within reach of those who have a home or have built up some savings, but are not comfortable with the traditional, upscale options currently offered in the regional marketplace. This is an exciting opportunity for Opus community residents to join in creating a vibrant, caring community for the next phase of life.

Residents must be age 62+. Opus residences are not subsidized and there are no income restrictions.

2Life Residents Laughing in Weinberg Lobby

Brighton Campus — Boston, MA

Income-based apartment homes

2Life’s largest and most diverse community, the Brighton Campus is located within walking distance of Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton Center and the MBTA’s B Line. The campus consists of five connected buildings that create one vibrant community. In addition to the features that are standard in all 2Life communities, you’ll find resident gardens, indoor and outdoor fitness areas, a light-filled art studio, an on-site convenience store with popular specialty and ethnic foods, and so much more.

Residents must be age 62+ with an income level that meets HUD guidelines for subsidized housing. Disabled adults between ages 18 and 49 years are welcome to apply for residency at Kurlat House on the Brighton Campus.

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Brown Family House

Brown Family House — Brookline, MA

Income-based and market-rate apartment homes

The Brown Family House is located in the desirable Coolidge Corner neighborhood of Brookline, MA. Find easy access to everything you need in the surrounding community as well as the convenience of the MBTA Green Line (B&C), bus route 66, scheduled van trips and ZipCar ride-share on site. In addition to all standard 2Life programs and services, the Brown Family House is just around the corner from the Brookline Senior Center and is connected to Congregation Kehillath Israel with its intergenerational social, wellness and educational programs.

Residents must be age 62+. Most apartment homes at Brown Family House are designated for those with income level that meets HUD guidelines for subsidized housing. A limited number of unrestricted, unsubsidized, below-market-rate apartments are available.

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Coleman House

Coleman House — Newton, MA

Income-based apartment homes

Coleman House in Newton, MA, enjoys an abundance of natural beauty on its suburban campus with walking paths and outdoor seating areas. In addition to all standard 2Life programs and services, Coleman House offers a popular lifelong learning program for residents to exercise their minds and bodies, savor a shared meal, enjoy live performances and more. And, since Coleman House shares its campus with the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston, residents have the opportunity to access the resources of the JCC at a discounted rate. 

Residents must be age 62+ with an income level that meets HUD guidelines for subsidized housing. Adults of under age 62 with a mobility impairment can apply to qualify for an ADA unit at Coleman House.

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Golda Meir House — Newton, MA

Income-based and market-rate apartment homes

Located in the Auburndale neighborhood of Newton, MA, Golda Meir House is just a short walk from the MBTA’s Woodland Station and Newton Wellesley Hospital. In addition to all standard 2Life programs and services, Golda Meir House offers a resident garden area, a beautifully landscaped courtyard, indoor and outdoor fitness areas, lifelong learning opportunities, musical entertainment, a lunchtime dining program Monday through Friday, and Kosher meals cooked on site.

Residents must be age 62+, except that disabled adults between 18 and 49 years are welcome to apply for residency. Most apartments at Golda Meir House are designated for older adults with an income level that meets HUD guidelines for subsidized housing. Twenty-three unrestricted, market-rate apartments are also available.

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Shillman House

Shillman House — Framingham, MA

Income-based and market-rate apartment homes

The Morton and Etta Shillman House on the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg campus is well-located in the Nobscot Village neighborhood of Framingham, MA, with easy access to public transportation. In addition to all standard 2Life programs and services, residents at Shillman House have the opportunity to join their neighbors for continental breakfast and chef-prepared dinner Monday through Saturday, and Sunday brunch. Housekeeping services are also available for a reasonable cost.

Residents must be age 62+. Shillman House offers 58 unrestricted, one- and two-bedroom market-rate apartments as well as apartments designated for older adults with an income level that meets guidelines for subsidized or tax-credit housing.

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Shirley Meadows

Shirley Meadows — Devens, MA

100% Affordable Senior Housing

2Life’s newest property, Shirley Meadows, is a 58-apartment, 100% affordable senior housing project on MassDevelopment’s Devens campus in the town of Devens, MA. The beautifully designed property expands 2Life’s footprint to include central MA and meets a tremendous regional need for senior supportive housing. 2Life acquired the property when the former owner, the Women’s Institute for Housing and Economic Development (WIHED), closed its doors in 2021.  The current building also includes a small wellness suite. In addition to this building, 2Life has also begun to develop an expansion of Shirley Meadows - a second building, already zoned for 62 senior apartments.

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Learn about our future communities

2Life’s Real Estate Development team is constantly working to develop more affordable community living options for Boston-area senior adults. Our goal is to double our offerings by 2030. To learn more about our future communities, view our Projects Currently in Development.

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