Matthew Hollingshead Named To Massachusetts Assisted Living Association Board

Currently serves as NewBridge on the Charles Executive Director

Matthew Hollingshead has been named to the board of directors of the Massachusetts Assisted Living Association (Mass-ALA). He currently is Executive Director, NewBridge on the Charles, at Hebrew SeniorLife.

Mass-ALA is a not-for-profit association, dedicated to professionally operated assisted living residences in Massachusetts that provide housing and services for individuals with varied needs and income levels. It serves as the voice of assisted living in Massachusetts, providing information and education, and advocating on behalf of members and the seniors they serve. Mass-ALA promotes a model of care which treats all residents with dignity, provides privacy and encourages independence and freedom of choice.

As Executive Director for NewBridge on the Charles, Hollingshead is responsible for creating and maintaining an exceptional living environment for independent living residents. He oversees activities, programming, services provided in the community center, food and beverage operations, and the physical maintenance of the campus. 

Hollingshead originally joined Hebrew SeniorLife in 2016 as executive director of Assisted Living at NewBridge on the Charles. Under his leadership the NewBridge on the Charles memory care program became locally renowned for its robust use of expressive therapies for care and support. He also helped oversee and support operations across the broader NewBridge on the Charles campus, including the community life, culinary, housekeeping, security, and maintenance teams.

From 2021 to 2022 Hollingshead served in a business development role, working to increase Hebrew SeniorLife’s ability to help seniors live their best lives in the best place while seeking opportunities for business growth.

Previously, Hollingshead held a series of leadership positions at another continuing care retirement community in Massachusetts. As a licensed nursing home administrator, his roles included oversight of long-term care, short-term rehabilitation, home health services, memory care, and facility operations.

Hollingshead also is part of the faculty for Boston University’s School of Hospitality Administration Master of Management in Hospitality Senior Living concentration.  He is a trustee of LeadingAge MA.

He received his Bachelor's from Northwestern University and his Master’s in Business from Boston University.

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. Hebrew SeniorLife cares for more than 3,000 seniors a day across six campuses throughout Greater Boston. Locations include: Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-Boston and Hebrew Rehabilitation Center-NewBridge in Dedham; NewBridge on the Charles, Dedham; Orchard Cove, Canton; Simon C. Fireman Community, Randolph; Center Communities of Brookline, Brookline; and Jack Satter House, Revere. Founded in 1903, Hebrew SeniorLife also conducts influential research into aging at the Hinda and Arthur Marcus Institute for Aging Research, which has a portfolio of more than $63 million, making it the largest gerontological research facility in the U.S. in a clinical setting. It also trains more than 1,000 geriatric care providers each year. For more information about Hebrew SeniorLife, visit our website or follow us on our blog, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn.