Aging in Community: Ensuring Health, Stability, Connection and Purpose for an Aging Population Through Supportive Housing Development
April 11, 2019 09:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Shillman House on the Weinberg Campus

Dining Room

49 Edmands Road

Framingham, MA 01701


This workshop will acquaint participants with the importance of senior supportive housing development in our communities, especially in light of an aging population and the current housing crunch. Participants will come away with an understanding of the current landscape of needs for senior supportive housing, how senior supportive housing is a part of a larger strategy to meet a community’s housing needs and how to develop a project with seniors in mind.

Facilitator(s): Lizbeth Heyer, 2Life Communities; 2Life's Real Estate and Resident Services staff

Audience: Senior level management at community development corporations/organizations, real estate development staff, program development and resident services staff


  • Understand current trends of housing needs for seniors
  • Understand how a senior housing strategy fits into a community development approach
  • Understand the considerations for developing and managing a senior supportive housing project
    • Design
    • Services
    • Programs
  • Learn about current funding and opportunities available as well as gaps that need to be filled, including how to work with the healthcare industry and health related philanthropy to ensure both health and housing for seniors


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