As an organization with deep roots, we know what it means to stay true to our mission, while innovating with the times.
In 1912, a nonprofit called the Swedish Charitable Society was founded. Its goals were to provide a home for the aged, offer relief to 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 now stands.
Around the same time, in 1914, several Norwegian societies came together to incorporate under the name 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 elder care facilities 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 (SLC) opened its doors as an assisted living residence.
The SLC’s success and outstanding reputation are due in large part to several research trips to Scandinavia to investigate long-term care and housing options for elders. After visiting over 60 facilities throughout the region, the organization committed itself 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.
Today, the SLC serves residents of all backgrounds from across the Greater Boston area including Allston, Brighton, Brookline, Cambridge, Chestnut Hill, Newton, Waltham, Wellesley, Watertown, and other area towns. Our purposeful community-centered approach to assisted living continues to positively impact elders, their families, and the community.