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Scandinavian Living Center receives award

The Scandinavian Living Center, an assisted living com-munity in Newton, received the 2018 Community Commitment Award Special Recognition from the Pioneer Network at the network’s annual confer-ence. Click Here to Read the Full PDF

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A Word From: Penny Cook, President & CEO of the Pioneer Network

“We honored Scandinavian Living Center with a Special Recognition at our 2018 Conference because they live and breathe  the essence of Community Commitment Award with their philosophy of community-centered living. They are a great example for u...

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Creating Masterpieces Through Community-Centered Living

The philosophy of community-centered living brings together important principles of social interaction that not only combat isolation for all ages but can also lead to a paradigm shift in how we care for and interact with each other. This shift can then l...

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This Month at the SLC

Community Commitment Award We're honored to have received a special Community Commitment Award in recognition of Community-Centered Living from Pioneer Network at their recent national convention in Denver. The Pioneer Network's mission...

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Spring 2018 Newsletter!

Now It’s Easier To Find Us! Our long-awaited sign for both the Scandinavian Living Center and the Scandinavian Cultural Center has finally arrived! We are proud to have it on display right at the front entrance on Waltham Street. ...

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They are our most venerable citizens. They have spent their lives raising children, building careers, and answering the call of their community and country. As they age, however, our seniors need care, attention, and often a new place to live. The busines...

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Meet Joe Carella of Scandinavian Living Center & Creating Unlimited Options for Aging: The Path Forward

Today we’d like to introduce you to Joe Carella. Joe, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far. My passion is finding a better way for all of us on our journeys through li...

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Breaking Down Barriers in Assisted Living

Posted on April 9, 2018 by Robyn Tellefsen   People typically perceive assisted living facilities as separate from the community at large, a place where seniors engage with their peers and no one else. But some assisted living communities pro...

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Assisted living that’s a neighborhood, not a facility

By Cindy Cantrell Globe Correspondent  June 07, 2018   In addition to having an assisted-living community of 40 one-bedroom apartments, the nonprofit Scandinavian Living Center in West Newton welcomes approximately 2,000 community member...

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Autumn 2017 Newsletter!

What a night we had celebrating 100 years at the Centennial Gala in October! We were thrilled to honor Elissa Sherman, President of LeadingAge Massachusetts for her outstanding leadership in the non-profit elder services community. Click Here for more ...

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What Makes the Scandinavian Living Center so unique?

Read Executive Director Joe Carella’s interview with LeadingAge Magazine.   Nonprofit aging services providers put a premium on community benefit, a.k.a., social accountability—the responsibility they have to provide a benefit to the ...

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Spring 2017 Newsletter

Read about our history and the latest happenings at the SLC in our latest newsletter!    

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About Us

The Scandinavian Living Center (SLC) is a welcoming assisted living community located in West Newton, Massachusetts.

Our residents come from the Greater Boston area including Allston, Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, Newton, Waltham, Wellesley, Watertown, and other area towns.

Our philosophy stems from Scandinavian principles like respecting elders’ independence, incorporating light-filled design, and encouraging community connections.

For more information or to schedule a personal tour of our senior living community, please call (617) 467-3177 or click here

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