Campus Amenities

All NewBridge residents enjoy access to these campus-wide amenities.

The Shapiro Community Center at NewBridge on the Charles, pictured at dusk, offers many amenities open to all NewBridge residents.

Amenities that Enrich Everyone

No matter where you live within NewBridge on the Charles, the amenities of our remarkable Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Campus are there to enhance your quality of life. At the hub is the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Community Center, which is linked through indoor walkways to most independent living residences, the assisted living residences, and the health center where residents can access outpatient and inpatient care.

Being part of a larger campus with a variety of care levels offers peace of mind should any future care needs arise. But most uniquely, it allows NewBridge to welcome couples of differing needs and provide personalized support, allowing relationships to thrive regardless of one partner’s chronic physical or cognitive issues.  

NewBridge on the Charles is surrounded by a 100-acre nature preserve.

A Place of Respite and Recreation

Nature of NewBridge

The NewBridge campus includes a 100-acre nature preserve with two miles of walking trails along the Charles River. The surrounding woods and wetlands include maple, oak, and white pine among other tree species; and native grasses, vines, and perennial wildflowers. Our woods and meadows are also great places for birdwatching: You may spot a great blue heron by the river or a red-tailed hawk in the tree canopy.

A resident of NewBridge on the Charles walks along a path that connects the community center and the Rashi School with two elementary school students.

Building Bridges

An Intergenerational Campus

NewBridge on the Charles shares its campus with the Rashi School, an independent K-8 school. When visiting NewBridge you’ll see that intergenerational interactions with children and students of all ages are part of the daily fabric of life in our community. In addition to our close ties to Rashi , we offer intergenerational programs and experiences with local public schools and community organizations.

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An older man is seen by a Harvard Medical School-affiliated health care provider as part of the on-site health care services offered at NewBridge on the Charles.

Harvard Medical School-Affiliated

On-Site Health Care

Residents of NewBridge on the Charles have priority access to a full continuum of on-site, Harvard Medical School-affiliated health care including primary care, in-home care, post-acute care, long-term chronic care, and hospice care.

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NewBridge on the Charles was built as a green campus, with open spaces and environmentally-conscious features.

Environmentally Conscious

Green by Design

NewBridge was designed with the largest geothermal well heating and cooling system in the Northeast, rainwater collection for on-site irrigation, and landscaping to minimize water use. When constructed, interiors were made from recyclable and renewable materials, and the campus has high-efficiency lighting and appliances throughout. Almost 100 of our 162 acres are preserved open space, including a protected river, wetlands, and vernal pools.


original works of art on display


square feet of space in the Shapiro Community Center


full-time chefs
An older man in an oxford shirt and navy trousers walks across the community center bridge with the NewBridge on the Charles move-in coordinator.

Art at NewBridge

Art is integral to the unique environment of NewBridge, bringing color and creative expression. Beginning with our outdoor sculptures and moving inside, you’ll discover many of the 1,000 pieces of original art that residents and visitors enjoy every day. Explore your own creativity through a variety of classes in our expansive art studio. Our photography club is eager for new members who love to get behind the lens. In the gallery, you'll see works that showcase the incredible depth of talent amongst residents. Some are lifelong artists and others rekindled their interest in art at NewBridge. Their work reflects the spirit of creativity and lifelong learning that NewBridge fosters every day.

A couple enjoys dinner at Nosh, our kosher bistro in the Shapiro Community Center at NewBridge on the Charles.

Nosh Deli

Nosh serves traditional New York style deli dishes and sandwiches, featuring classics such as hot pastrami, corned beef, and brisket sandwiches as well as fresh hot soups daily.  A salad bar is available daily at lunch and an evening buffet dinner is offered several nights a week. All cuisine at Nosh is certified kosher.

An exterior view of the Shapiro Community Center at NewBridge on the Charles at dusk, with multi-story windows revealing contemporary décor within.

More Conveniences at Every Turn

There are so many other small ways NewBridge makes life easier and more accessible, no matter the weather. The Shapiro Community Center includes a branch of Dedham Savings Bank as well as a general store offering groceries, sundries, greeting cards and more. We also offer on-campus guesthouse accommodations for your out-of-town visitors.

What People are saying about Hebrew SeniorLife

  • "“The facility is very pretty, and I think my fellow residents are really very nice and helpful. I enjoy spending time here with them. I think my wife and I are well prepared for future aging.”- Robert Brown, M.D., NewBridge resident"

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    Robert Brown