It all started in Chelsea, Massachusetts in 1919. Today, Chelsea Jewish Lifecare operates senior living residences and rehabilitation facilities in both Chelsea and Peabody, and community-based services offered throughout metro Boston and the North Shore. We remain committed to our goal of providing quality, compassionate care echoed by the values of our founder, Mrs. Eleanor “Lena” Goldberg. Guided by her philosophy and coupled with a non-profit dedication to those we serve, Chelsea Jewish Lifecare focuses on the health and well-being of clients and families. Take a look at our timeline below to see how far we’ve come.
Opening of the Chelsea Jewish Nursing Home (CJHH)
1919 - 1994 CJNH underwent structural changes and renovations
Aviv Centers for Living - Opening of the Jewish Home for the Aged in Lynn
Aviv Centers for Living - Opening of the Jewish Rehabilitation Center for Aged (JRC) in Swampscott
Creation of the Chelsea Jewish Lifecare
Aviv Centers for Living - New 90-bed addition
Aviv Centers for Living - Opening of Shapiro-Rudolph Adult Day Center
Opening Cohen Florence Levine Estates
Opening Florence & Chafetz Home for Specialized Care
Creation of the Manuel R. Grell Home Care Agency
Aviv Centers for Living - Opening of Woodbridge Assisted Living
Aviv Centers for Living - Opening of Legacy at Woodbridge Memory Support
Creation of the Chelsea Jewish Community
Creation of the Dr. Matthew S. Shwartz Hospice & Palliative Care Agency
Creation of the Gilda & Bob Richman Personal Care Agency
Opening of the Leonard Florence Center for Living Urban Model Green House
Creation of the Chelsea Jewish Therapy Services
JRC was renamed Aviv Centers for Living
Opening of the Chelsea Jewish Academy
Aviv Centers for Living - JRC relocated to Peabody and renamed Waldfogel Center for Living
Aviv Centers for Living Joins Chelsea Jewish Lifecare
Opening of the Feldman Seaside Apartments
By Eric Moskowitz, Globe Staff
November 06, 2015
CHELSEA — They were born 4,000 miles and a world apart, Joseph Bach to an established Jewish family in the bustling city of Lvov, a cultural seat of Eastern Europe, and Winnifred Monahan to an Irish-Canadian railroad foreman and his wife in the far reaches of northern New Hampshire.
On Thursday, more than a century later, after the long arc of both of their lives had bent toward Chelsea, they shared a birthday party at a skilled nursing center on a bluff overlooking Boston Harbor, Joe Bach at 107 and Winnie (Monahan) Murphy at 106. Sort of.
The banners with their pictures had been strung above the function room, the sparkling wine was on ice, and the table had been set with two cakes, one for Joe and one for Winnie, the seniormost residents at the Leonard Florence Center for Living, and two of the oldest people in the entire state...
Continue reading the full article here: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/11/05/centenarians-join-life-celebrations/R4O3rhPAYRRXyaVG1o6tBL/story.html
Photo Credit: John Tlumacki, Globe Staff