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Coleman House

Located in Newton, MA, Coleman House shares a campus with the Leventhal-Sidman Jewish Community Center of Greater Boston.

Enjoy the natural beauty of this suburban campus nestled among the trees. Walking paths and outdoor seating areas surround the building, and inside you'll find a diverse and vibrant community.

  • Built: 1983-1984 (Phase I), 1998 (Phase II)
  • 146 one-bedroom apartments for residents ages 62 and older who meet HUD’s “very low” and “extremely low” income guidelines for subsidized housing (8 wheelchair-accessible, 2 of which are set aside for individuals under 62 with disabilities that require the features of these specialized units)

Special Features

In addition to the features standard to all 2Life Communities, Coleman House is home to the Grand Café. Residents of Coleman House can also access the resources of the Jewish Community Center at a discounted rate. Our Caring Choices(TM) program, which supports our frailest residents, is also offered at this campus.

Wednesday for Senior Learners (WSL) is our most popular Village Center program. Held at Coleman House in Newton, WSL offers an opportunity for adult students to exercise their minds and bodies, kibbitz in English and Yiddish with friends old and new, learn from renowned professors, savor a shared meal, enjoy live performances by extraordinary artists and musicians, and more. Classes run from 10:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. and each session lasts 11 weeks. WSL is free and open to the public. Contact us for more information.

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Robin Nasson, Executive Director
Coleman House: A 2Life Community
677 Winchester Street, Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-614-5328
Fax: 617-614-5359

Robin has spent her entire career at 2Life Communities, beginning in 1985 when she was a student intern completing her master’s degree. She worked in the Group Services Department in 2Life’s Brighton campus for eight years and then moved to Coleman House in 1993 as a Resident Services Coordinator. She became the Executive Director the following year and has especially enjoyed all facets of working with older adults and their families. Her position includes oversight of everything that goes on at Coleman House – inside and out. She feels extremely fortunate to work with an incredible team of colleagues who all come together to create a warm, active and supportive community for the residents of Coleman House. In her spare time, Robin enjoys hiking, biking, reading, knitting, being at the beach and spending time with her husband and two grown daughters.

Peg Cole's

Peg Coles, Director of Resident Services
Coleman House: A 2Life Community
677 Winchester Street, Newton, MA 02459
Phone: 617-614-5323
Fax: 617-614-5359

Peg has a Master’s Degree in Psychology and over 25 years experience working for various non-profit organizations. Peg brings a passion for helping others through social service, programming and outreach. She was the Co-Founder/Executive Director of the Needham Children’s Museum where she developed educational programming geared to children and families. She also worked at Dana Farber Cancer Institute for many years as Donor Center Manager in the Hematology/Oncology Department working with patients and stem cell donors. Peg left Dana Farber to work more closely with seniors. She managed an Adult Day Health Program in Milton where she assisted participants in obtaining support services, developed programming and established relationships with area senior service organizations before joining the team at Coleman House.