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Deep Roots in Innovation

As an organization with deep roots, we know what it means to stay true to our mission, while evolving with the times.

In 1912, a nonprofit called the Swedish Charitable Society of Greater Boston was founded to provide a home for the aged, offer relief for the needy, and fundraise for charitable projects. The Society proudly opened the Swedish Home in 1917 on the same site where the Scandinavian Living Center (SLC) now stands.

Around the same time, in 1914, several Norwegian societies came together to incorporate The Norwegian Old People’s Home and Charitable Association. Equally committed to exceptional elder care, this organization opened The Norwegian Home in Dorchester ten years later.

After decades of independent operation, these two rest homes merged in 1999 to form what is now the Scandinavian Charitable Society of Greater Boston, the SLC’s parent organization. In 2001, the Scandinavian Living Center opened its doors as an assisted living residence.

Success and Outstanding Reputation

The SLC’s success and outstanding reputation in senior living are due in large part to several research trips to Scandinavia to investigate long-term care and housing options for elders. After viewing over 60 residences throughout the region, the organization committed to creating a place where residents can live dignified and meaningful lives, and the greater community can gather to enjoy a wide range of group activities and socializing. Our purposeful community-centered approach to assisted living continues to positively impact elders, their families and the community.

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