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.

Currently, there are 14 couples in the Russian Program and we are very proud to take care of them.
Please watch an amazing video about their lives, put together by our family members who volunteered their time to create this sentimental, emotional, and fulfilling project.

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.    

Multigenerational Program: Making new friends

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!