Why Give to Hebrew SeniorLife

Your gift will improve the quality of life for seniors today…and tomorrow.

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Help Redefine the Experience of Aging

For generations our donors have improved the quality of life for people as they age, regardless of their health, religion, or financial need.

Why should you give to Hebrew SeniorLife? We think there are many reasons why people choose to join our community of donors.

Proud Past: Guided By Our Mission

For more than 115 years, Hebrew SeniorLife has remained committed to its mission of honoring seniors, with a particular focus on the most underserved. We support them and their families through crises, we guide them through the changes and challenges that come with aging, and throughout it all we respect their independence, dignity, and spirituality.

A lot has changed since 1903, and no matter how we evolved to keep up, we’ve never strayed from those founding principles.

Vibrant Present: Health Care and Senior Living

Experts in aging, our Harvard Medical School-affiliated professionals serve more than 3,000 seniors each day in a variety of ways: outpatient and rehabilitation services, day programs, long-term chronic care, and hospice. Our award-winning senior living communities are inclusive, welcoming, and supportive - and they offer residents of all income levels a continuum of care as their needs change over time.

Bright Future: Research, Innovation, Education

By constantly questioning the status quo, we are discovering new solutions to improve quality of life for seniors and families.

Our scientists at the Harvard Medical School-affiliated Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research conduct research in mobility, the aging brain, musculoskeletal health, and other areas of aging. Their findings influence new treatments, inform health care policies, and advance medical knowledge around the world.

As an academic medical institution, Hebrew SeniorLife is a training ground for future nurses, doctors, therapists, and other health care professionals. We’ve trained more geriatric physician fellows than any single teaching program in the United States.

Fiscally Responsible. We Promise.

We know that when you give to a charitable organization, you are putting your trust in that group. We value every donation, large or small, and promise to use our resources wisely so our services have the greatest possible impact.

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What People are saying about Hebrew SeniorLife

  • "Our hope is that the gift will enable the Marcus Institute to translate research to public policy. What we learn should be disseminated beyond our walls to our patients and residents and globally."

    Hinda Marcus

  • "Innovation and research at HSL will help us all live better, more meaningful and active lives as we age."

    Rick Henken