Hebrew SeniorLife Celebrates a “Year of Firsts” at NewBridge on the Charles with Dedication Ceremony

Governor Patrick to Commemorate the First Anniversary of Dedham Campus

DEDHAM, Mass.--()--NewBridge on the Charles, the state-of-the-art continuing care retirement community sponsored by Hebrew SeniorLife and located on the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson campus, today celebrates its one-year anniversary with a dedication ceremony. The 4 p.m. ceremony will feature speakers including Governor Deval Patrick, Harvard Medical School Dean Jeff Flier, NewBridge on the Charles benefactors Dr. Miriam and Sheldon Adelson, and Len Fishman, Chief Executive Officer of Hebrew SeniorLife.

In June 2009, NewBridge on the Charles opened its doors to the first residents of its 256 independent living residences. The Jack Satter Assisted Living Residences and the Gilda and Alfred A. Slifka Memory Support Assisted Living Residences, with a combined 91 units, opened in July 2009. In December, the community’s continuum of care was complete with the opening of the 266-bed Hebrew Rehabilitation Center (HRC) at NewBridge on the Charles, located in the Gloria Adelson Field Health Center. HRC is a pioneering, state-of-the-art geriatric health care center that offers comprehensive short-term rehabilitative services, long-term care, and a memory care unit.

“NewBridge on the Charles is making a real difference in the lives of our seniors, while also serving as an economic engine for the Dedham area,” said Governor Patrick. “The ability to live and age with respect and independently in our own communities is at the heart of our Community First agenda and we remain focused on working with partners like Hebrew SeniorLife to make it a reality for as many individuals and families as possible.”

“My mother is a resident of the NewBridge Health Center so from both a personal and professional standpoint I’ve seen the amazing quality of life this community affords residents and the many ways Hebrew SeniorLife and NewBridge are redefining aging,” said Harvard Medical School Dean Jeff Flier. “Harvard Medical School is proud to be affiliated with such a leading organization in geriatric research and care.”

“The opening of NewBridge on the Charles one year ago this month marked the culmination of a seven-year development effort by Hebrew SeniorLife’s board, donors, staff and volunteers,” said Len Fishman, chief executive officer of Hebrew SeniorLife. “It’s incredible to reflect on the past year of NewBridge ‘firsts’ to see the vision realized and the lasting, extraordinary benefits the campus has provided, and will continue to provide, to our residents, staff and the greater Dedham community for years to come.”

The NewBridge on the Charles campus has created more than 600 jobs. This fall, NewBridge will become a truly “multigenerational” campus with the opening of the Rashi School, an 82,000-square-foot reform Jewish day school for kindergarten through eighth-grade students that will be located in the heart of the NewBridge campus.

About NewBridge on the Charles

NewBridge on the Charles, located on the 162-acre Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson Campus off West Street in Dedham, Mass., was developed by Hebrew SeniorLife. NewBridge on the Charles provides a continuum of state-of-the-art residences and health care services for seniors starting at age 62. The campus features the amenity-rich Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Community Center, recreation facilities, 1.7 miles of walking trails, and 100 acres of preserved open space, for a vibrant and fulfilling living experience, regardless of age or ability. For more information, visit www.newbridgeonthecharles.org.

About Hebrew SeniorLife

Founded in 1903, Hebrew SeniorLife, an affiliate of Harvard Medical School and the third largest nonprofit organization in the Boston area, is devoted to innovative research and health care, education and senior housing that improves the lives of seniors. For more information, visit www.hebrewseniorlife.org.

Contacts

for Hebrew SeniorLife
Ashley Peterson, 617-646-3314
Apeterson@schneiderpr.com

Release Summary

Mass. Governor Deval Patrick and Hundreds of Boston Business Leaders, Philanthropists and Community Members Commemorate the First Anniversary of NewBridge on the Charles

Contacts

for Hebrew SeniorLife
Ashley Peterson, 617-646-3314
Apeterson@schneiderpr.com