2Life Communities Breaks Ground on 174-Unit Opus Newton Middle-Market Community in Massachusetts

by Jeff Shaw

NEWTON, Mass. — 2Life Communities has broken ground on Opus Newton, a middle-income senior living development in Newton, just west of Boston.

The groundbreaking takes place a year ahead of schedule, with 95 percent of the 174 available apartments already pre-leased, according to the developer.

“The way we view aging is shifting and so should the care and living options surrounding it,” says Amy Schectman, 2Life president and CEO. “Opus prioritizes affordability, community and not only aging in place, but aging in the right place. This model brings a breakthrough prototype to both our region and the nation, confronting the largely unaddressed dearth of middle-market senior living options for what we call ‘the forgotten middle.’ We want this framework to be adopted by other organizations, and we’re here to guide and support them along the way.”

The site is located next to 2Life’s Coleman House on the Jewish Community Center (JCC) Greater Boston campus. 2Life partnered with the JCC to offer an intergenerational living experience and allow seniors to tap into the surrounding neighborhood.

Construction is slated for completion by summer 2025, with pricing starting in the low $400,000s and a focus on maintaining low monthly fees.

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