Project Info

2Life Communities (formerly Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly)
Golda Meir House
Owners Project Management
Newton, MA

The Challenges

Anser served as the owner’s project managers for this 200 unit affordable elderly housing complex which serves a multi-lingual, multi-cultural population of seniors. Our client, 2Life Communities is a leader in the movement to reinvent supportive senior housing and to extend the time that seniors can stay in their own homes. The project touched every aspect of the site, from a complete redesign of the interior public spaces to make them more connected and welcoming, to renovations of the living units to increase the quantity of accessible units, and to update both the layout and the finishes. Exterior work included extensive masonry repairs and the installation of new windows. Building system work included new heating and cooling systems with individual unit controls, as well as a complete redesign of all kitchen systems as part of a new kitchen and food delivery design. The project Increased the number of accessible units at this site by 11% (to a total of 16%), supporting the core goal of increasing the ability for individuals to stay in their homes through a health crisis or change in mobility.