What is supportive housing?

Supportive housing means that residents are moving into much more than just a place to live. Our communities offer amenities and services that allow seniors to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. These services, provided at no cost, include an on-site medical practice, fitness and wellness programs, an on-site social worker, and a healthy and nutritious meal plan. Deliciously prepared, nutritious food is served Monday through Friday for lunch and dinner; brunch is available every Sunday at the The Danesh Residences. Transportation is provided to all off-site Center Communities of Brookline-sponsored activities, and there are multiple trips every week for shopping and groceries.

What’s different about life in a senior community versus staying at home?

We like to think that living at Center Communities of Brookline is like living at home, without the hassles that are often associated with home ownership. No more worrying about snow plowing, a leaky roof, losing electricity during a storm, what to make for dinner or how to get out of the house on a cold winter day.

How do I know if supportive housing is right for me?

For seniors interested in a lively and engaging community, one in which they're free to pursue the activities they enjoy most without worrying about the worries of traditional apartment or home living, then senior supportive housing may be something to consider.

What housing options are available?

Center Communities of Brookline offers senior supportive housing at two locations in the Coolidge Corner area of Brookline, The Marilyn and André Danesh Family Residences at 100 Centre Street and The Julian and Carol Feinberg Cohen Residences at 112 Centre Street, and a third location, The Diane and Mark Goldman Family Residences at 1550 Beacon Street, in Washington Square. The Cohen Residences offer only subsidized housing with special criteria for rental. Seniors and a limited number of younger disabled residents are able to live independently with the support of a number of services that Hebrew SeniorLife provides to sustain their physical and mental health and wellness.

What is the range of apartment sizes and costs?

Apartments range in size from studios to two-bedroom units. Market rate monthly rents range from $1850 to $4000. There is an affordable rent schedule available that is based on yearly income. The Cohen Residences are Section 8 project-based, requiring a state-allowed criteria for admission.

What type of services and amenities can I expect?

A wide range of on-site services and amenities are available.

What are the advantages of living in a Hebrew SeniorLife community?

Hebrew SeniorLife is a national leader in redefining the aging experience, offering innovative health care and vibrant senior living communities. We are the only senior health care organization affiliated with Harvard Medical School, which helps us provide world-class geriatric medical care right in our communities. Residents receive priority access to all Hebrew SeniorLife services, including outpatient clinics, home health care, private care, short-term rehabilitation and, if needed, long-term care

What are the advantages of CCB’s urban campus?

Our communities are located in the heart of Brookline. The Marilyn and André Danesh Family Residences at 100 Centre Street and The Julian and Carol Feinberg Cohen Residences at 112 Centre Street communities are located in Coolidge Corner, and The Diane and Mark Goldman Family Residences at 1550 Beacon Street are steps away from Washington Square (The Goldman Residences are .6 miles or an approximately 13 minute walk to The Danesh Residences and The Cohen Residences). Both neighborhoods combine a warm, friendly atmosphere with access to public transportation, professional services, the Brookline Senior Center, diverse restaurants and cafes, parks, entertainment and shopping, all within an easy walk.

What makes Brookline a great community for seniors?

Brookline is the first community in New England to be included in The World Health Organization's "Age- Friendly City" consortium. As a member, Brookline is part of a growing global movement of cities and communities that are striving to better meet the needs of their older residents.

What is the application process?

To obtain an application, contact Director of Marketing Sue Carlsen at (617) 363-8048 or email scarlsen@hsl.harvard.edu.