Today the Boston Globe published an op-ed by 2Life Communities CEO, Amy Schectman and Real Estate Innovation Manager, Elise Selinger, entitled, Aging in Community. This article joins opinion pieces by other leading innovators specializing in aging from MIT, UMass Boston, and the AARP, as part of the Boston Globe multi-platform series on the transformation of Boston into the Silicon Valley of Aging, The Longevity Hub.
In today’s piece, Amy and Elise show how aging in community, which combines affordable housing with engaging programs and supports, can make senior housing more sustainable and provides a strong foundation for physical, mental, and emotional health during our later years. They also highlight 2Life’s remarkable success in maintaining our residents’ health and well-being during the COVID crisis. Finally, they explore the opportunities for extending the many benefits of aging in community to meet the large and growing need for housing in Boston that is affordable for all income levels.
Please take a look at the full Boston Globe series to learn how Boston is taking steps to become a leader in aging innovation as the U.S. Longevity Hub.