2Life believes that every older adult deserves the opportunity to live a full life of connection and purpose in a dynamic, supportive environment. We have traditionally developed housing that is affordable through government-subsidized programs. We continue to expand that important work. With Opus, we will add a new type of community that will be within the financial reach of those “in the middle”. Opus targets residents who don’t qualify for subsidized housing but can’t comfortably afford the upscale options in the regional marketplace.
As the first of 2Life’s Opus Communities, the proposed site for Opus Newton is on the Leventhal Sidman JCC Campus at Winchester and Nahanton Streets. Maintenance-free living, a flexible dining program included in the fees, an innovative approach to care navigation – with more affordable, smaller increments of home care available and apartments for life – are earmarks of the community. Opus will be connected to 2Life’s existing Coleman House community by a terraced group of spaces including a café, cultural arts and learning spaces, a small fitness center, patios and gardens. Walking trails will connect residents to the JCC, Newton Community Farm and Nahanton Park. Opus Newton will offer approximately 175 one- and two-bedroom residences in a variety of sizes and plans ranging from 650 to 1,350 square feet. Opus Newton will have enclosed garage parking and six residential living floors. The site has a beautiful natural buffer of trees and will be landscaped to maximize outdoor spaces. 2Life selected Newton as the site of the first Opus because of the city’s strong support for housing and seniors.