Two women and a man practice tai chi in a class at NewBridge on the Charles

About Us

Through experience, vision, and determination we are redefining the experience of aging.

Rooted in Experience. Envisioning the Future.

Rooted in Jewish heritage that honors our elders, we promote the independence of all seniors and strive to transform every aspect of the aging experience for the better. By providing vibrant senior communities. Offering a full spectrum of personalized, holistic care. Conducting influential research that continually advances the quality of life for seniors and informs public decision-making. And teaching that grows the ranks of geriatric care providers. All of this makes Hebrew SeniorLife a determined visionary that is charting a course for today’s new reality and promoting the independence and well-being of all seniors – today and for generations to come.

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Group of older adults singing in front of a choir director in an open room at Jack Satter House.

Innovation in Action

Revolutionizing Senior Care

At Hebrew SeniorLife, we are always looking for ways to advance the senior care field. Watch this short video to learn more about our approach to innovation.

Leading the Way in the Field of Aging

Vintage photo of HSL’s first home for seniors on Queen Street in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston

More Than a Century of Experience

Caring for All

Since its founding in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston in 1903, Hebrew SeniorLife has steadily evolved and expanded its reach to meet the changing needs and expectations of seniors and their families locally, nationally, and internationally.

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A female and a male Harvard Medical School fellow sit at a table at Hebrew SeniorLife looking at a laptop. They are wearing white coats.

Harvard Affiliation

Advancing Knowledge in Aging

Hebrew SeniorLife is at the forefront of geriatric research and physician education, including the essential training of Harvard Medical School students, residents, and fellows in geriatrics and other specialties.

Learn About Our Affiliation
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Innovative Programs

Integrating Services with Living Communities

By integrating health care and other support services into residential communities, residents enjoy healthy, independent, and socially engaging lives well into their advanced years.

Explore Our Innovations
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Community Partnerships

Promoting Continuity in Health Care

Hebrew SeniorLife is an important link in the continuum of care for seniors in the Boston area and beyond. We partner with other hospitals and community organizations to improve the health of the entire community. 

Meet Our Partners

1903

first home for seniors opens

1965

first federally funded research study

1978

first HSL affordable housing community

2007

affiliation with Harvard Medical School begins