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Older Americans Month: Local innovators seek to improve the elder care industry

By Under The Radar Staff May 13, 2022 Under the Radar This week on Under the Radar with Callie Crossley:…
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Scandinavian Living Center

An Interview with Joe Carella Executive Director, Scandinavian Living Center, Newton, MA The Scandinavian Living Center (SLC), located in Newton,…
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Community-centered senior living works for seniors and communities

Our Executive Director, Joe Carella, is in the news again! His piece, featured in the Boston Globe online today, calls…
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Fund the Future Campaign

We are at a unique moment in the history of the Scandinavian Charitable Society of Greater Boston. Our vision for…
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Isolating The Problem

Imagine having a traditional, stand-alone assisted living community that gets over 2,000 visitors each month—not including families and friends of…
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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…
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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…
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Taking Care of Our Elders

They are our most venerable citizens. They have spent their lives raising children, building careers, and answering the call of…
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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…
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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…
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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,…
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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,…
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See how Scandinavian principles may show the way to a better living environment for our senior citizens

The SLCenter was featured on WCVB channel 5 June 19, 2019. Watch the segment below.  Link to the original article…
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The rise of ‘cool’ senior living communities

Developers are trying to differentiate themselves, and meet the growing demand for seniors that don’t want the same old same…
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Aging GreatFULLy with Community Centered Living

This week we uncover even more ways towards Aging GreatFULLy across the lifespan! With guest, Scandinavian Living Center’s executive director,…
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Community Centered Living Featured on Senior Housing Forum

If every community did this one thing…. We’re excited to share that Joe Carella was interviewed for the Senior Housing…
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Podcast 144 – Joe Carella: Creating Unlimited Options For Aging

Executive Director Joe Carella of the Scandinavian Charitable Society of Greater Boston talks about how his accidental placement in a…
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Communal living for seniors and others with Joe Carella

Joe Carella is an expert on reinventing where and how seniors live as they age, including a better approach than…
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Chapter 1: A Personal Journey

Available Now in Paperback and eBook: Creating Unlimited Options for Aging: The Path Forward Preface I believe that the principles…
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Public Eye

Program: Public Eye Host: Al Vuona Date: Sunday, July 1, 2018 – 10:30pm This week Al is joined by Joe…
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Videos on Demand

Engagement Through the Eyes of Elders

Envisioning the future: Finding meaning & Purpose zoom webinar. Pioneer Network.

Selling Value from the CNA to the CEO

The cost of meaning & purpose: Selling Value from the CNA to the CEO. Zoom webinar Wednesday, September 22.

SLC 2020- Finding the Light

At the Scandinavian Living Center, we fought through 2020 to maintain the heart and soul of our community. Join us as we reminisce on our journey through the year with this commemorative video.

Assisted living, Scandinavian style

The Scandinavian Living Center and Cultural Center share the same building in Newton. The cultural center hosts special events including art exhibits, music performances and food festivals. The building itself is the gathering place for dozens of organizations, but it’s also an assisted living center based on Scandinavian principals including community-centered living.

Creating Unlimited Options for Aging: The Path Forward.

This week we uncover even more ways towards Aging GreatFULLy across the lifespan! With guest, Scandinavian Living Center’s executive director, Joe Carella, who shares how as a young teenager he was driven to the career path to change the culture of aging. He is the author of Unlimited Options for Aging and Creating Unlimited Options for Aging: The Path Forward.

Annie’s Jingle Bell Friends & Family Sing Along

Seniors enjoying the winter seasons with a little holiday cheer.