Our services for the Russian-speaking community are coordinated by Alexandra Dashevskaya, Director of the Bilingual Services Program, a gerontologist with many years of experience working with Russian-speaking seniors. Ms. Dashevskaya can be reached at 617-363-8425.

Patients’ Holiday Party: Our holiday celebrations

Friends of the Russian Bilingual Services Program Newsletter:

Translated into Russian: 

Boston's population includes many Russian-speaking seniors, and Hebrew SeniorLife has taken an active role in addressing their special needs. Our Russian Language Program creates a unique environment conducive to the intellectual, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of our Russian-speaking patients.

Special features include:

  • Activity Calendars: 1 Berenson and 2 Berenson
  • Primary care teams, with physicians, nurses and social workers who speak fluent Russian and English
  • Other staff members, including certified nursing assistants, therapists and unit secretaries, who are fluent in Russian and English.
  • Culturally appropriate activities and programs that are an integral part of day-to-day life.
  • A comfortable atmosphere, including Russian folk art and a library with both Russian and English books and videos, that was designed with Russian-speaking elders in mind.
  • Four free Russian television stations: Channel 1 Russia, Dom Kino, Musika Pervogo, Retro Channel
  • Russian and English signage.
  • Beautiful gardens and an outdoor patio area to meet with friends and relatives.           

Hebrew SeniorLife is working vigorously to establish and cultivate relationships with community-based agencies, including hospitals, home care agencies, Russian associations, learning centers, stores, housing complexes, and Russian media outlets.    

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Literature Club for patients: Sharing life stories

Support the program

If you would like to support this important, life-affirming program, you may do so online or by mail. 

Make secure online donations.  Please type “Russian/ Bilingual Program” in the Additional Information: Comments field. 

If you prefer to make your donation by mail, please include “Russian/ Bilingual Program” in the memo line on your check.  Make checks payable to Hebrew SeniorLife and mail to:

Hebrew SeniorLife
Development Office
1200 Centre Street
Boston, MA  02131

Thank you for your generous support!