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Health & Fitness

At the Scandinavian Living Center, we are committed to offering a variety of on-site fitness and wellness programs and services. Regular exercise is considered one of the best ways to maintain health as we age.


The SLC’s fully equipped fitness center features Keiser strength training equipment as well as cardiovascular training equipment and free weights. Our certified fitness instructor works individually with residents to tailor healthy exercise programs to their abilities.


The SLC’s building is even purposefully designed to encourage physical fitness! No matter the weather, residents can walk a mile by circling the inside perimeter of the building thirteen times. On sunnier days, the outside courtyards are surrounded by a path of sidewalks perfect for a relaxing stroll.


Our certified fitness instructor and other team of professionals also offer group exercise classes and massage and physical therapy right in the building.  Senior living has never been healthier!


Morning Stretch

This class is held twice per week and involves a seated exercise routine. Participants practice basic movements that promote flexibility and increased range of motion.


Chair Yoga

This class can be done by most people, regardless of age or physical condition. It includes relaxation for body and mind as well as gentle stretches to release tension. Some of the benefits of yoga include increased alertness, balance, breath awareness, concentration, coordination, energy, endurance, and flexibility. Chair Yoga is held biweekly on alternate weeks from Tai Chi.


Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a centuries old Chinese mind-body practice. It includes rhythmic patterns of movement that are coordinated with breathing to achieve a sense of inner calm. Tai Chi helps loosen joints, build energy, increase circulation, improve balance, and enhance flexibility. It can be done sitting down or standing up, making it accessible for nearly everyone. Tai Chi is offered biweekly on alternate weeks from Chair Yoga.


Massage Therapy

A Massachusetts licensed massage therapist visits the SLC monthly to give complementary seated massages to any interested residents.


Physical Therapy

We are pleased to offer physical therapy services right at the Scandinavian Living Center. Tim Dreher and Associates, licensed therapists, provide therapy daily, by appointment, to the residents and individuals from the surrounding community. An additional fee applies and most major insurance plans are accepted. For further information, please call 617.527.9267 or visit

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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