We’re committed to a whole person approach to health, aging and well-being.

Our Mission

In the spirit of the Fifth Commandment, as illuminated by the traditions of the Jewish people, our mission is to honor our elders, by respecting and promoting their independence, spiritual vigor, dignity and choice, and by recognizing that they are a resource to be cherished. As part of our mission, we accept special responsibility for the frailest and neediest members of our community who are most dependent on our care. Everything we do flows from these tenets and is further inspired by the duty of tikkun olam -- to heal the world. We seek to fulfill this mission by:

  1. Providing a complete and integrated spectrum of the highest quality health-care and housing facilities and services for seniors.
  2. Conducting medical and social gerontological research to improve seniors' health and quality of life.
  3. Teaching future generations of health-care professionals.
  4. Advocating for policies and programs that benefit seniors and their families.
  5. Providing national and international leadership in the fields of senior health care, housing, research and teaching.
  6. Raising standards in senior health and housing through innovation and leadership at the local, state, national and international levels.

Our Heritage

Our commitment to redefining the experience of aging is rooted in a heritage of honoring and respecting our elders. Our history began with responding to the unique needs of a minority community that had suffered from anti-Semitism and often the traumas of war and immigration.

This history informs our current commitment to serving communities in need, and intentionally welcoming people of all races, faiths, ethnic backgrounds, gender expression, and sexual orientations. In our senior living communities, outpatient and community based services, long-term chronic care hospital and post-acute care units, the needs of our residents and patients come first and foremost. To this end, HSL is proud to serve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender seniors. Staff members throughout HSL are working to create an informed, welcoming and inclusive community for our LGBT residents and patients.

Reaching Across the Generations

In recent decades communities are increasingly segregated by age. Older adults can become isolated and have fewer relationships with the young, and the young don’t have the opportunity to understand and value aging. HSL is committed to ensuring that the seniors who live in our communities, as well as others in our care, share educational and social activities with young people on a regular basis.

On all campuses, our residents, patients, and those in adult day health programs, have ample opportunity to spend time with youngsters from a number of local schools and organizations. This is a mutually beneficial relationship. The young people bring liveliness and joy into the community and our seniors in turn spend hours reading, tutoring, and participating in learning activities with the students.