Hebrew SeniorLife Receives a $2.5M Adelson Family Foundation Matching Grant

Gift to Support Programs Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

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BOSTON – Harvard Medical School affiliate Hebrew SeniorLife, a national senior services and academic leader uniquely dedicated to investigating, understanding, and enhancing the experience of aging, today announced the Adelson Family Foundation has pledged a $2.5M matching grant to support programs impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Established by Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson, the Adelson Family Foundation will match gifts up to $2.5M for mitigating COVID-19-related losses and/or supporting areas at Hebrew SeniorLife that have been most impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. These include Hebrew SeniorLife’s Center for Memory Health; the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research; programming for Hebrew SeniorLife patients and residents; and education of future doctors, nurses, and allied health professionals. 

“For more than 116 years, Hebrew SeniorLife has given so much to the communities and seniors around Greater Boston. Its research and teaching have paved the way for improved quality of life for seniors and important educational opportunities for geriatric medical teams across the country,” said Dr. Adelson.

Mr. Adelson added, “We hope to inspire community members and others to contribute to the important work that Hebrew SeniorLife does, knowing that their gift can go further through the matching grant program.”
Lou Woolf, President and CEO of Hebrew SeniorLife, said, “Sheldon and Miriam Adelson have been long-time supporters of Hebrew SeniorLife, particularly our NewBridge on the Charles Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Campus and our award-winning Adam and Matan Adelson Multigenerational Program. We truly appreciate their ongoing support, especially now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Their generosity will help us continue to lead the way in providing excellent memory care, research and teaching, and programming support for seniors.”

About The Adelson Family Foundation
The Adelson Family Foundation was established in 2007. The primary purpose of the Foundation is to strengthen the State of Israel and the Jewish people.

About Hebrew SeniorLife
Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School, is a national senior services leader uniquely dedicated to rethinking, researching, and redefining the possibilities of aging. Based in Boston, the nonprofit organization has provided communities and health care for seniors, research into aging, and education for geriatric care providers since 1903. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit https://hebrewseniorlife.org and our blog, or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.