First Urban Green House® in the Country
The award-winning Leonard Florence Center for Living Green House®, overlooking scenic Boston Harbor, is a revolutionary, state-of-the-art skilled nursing residence. As the first urban Green House® in the country, the Center features a home-like environment with every modern convenience. Consisting of ten 7,000-square-foot condo-style “homes” on six floors, this unique residence provides all the amenities of a five-star resort. The highly trained support staff helps individuals live as independently as possible. Since it’s opening in 2010, the Center has been recognized throughout the world as an innovative model of care for seniors. Thirty of the rooms are also devoted to individuals living with ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis) and MS (multiple sclerosis.) For more information on the ALS and MS residences, go to

The Green House Difference: Residents live together in private rooms under the care of nursing staffers known as “shahbazim.” A Shahbaz is a certified nurse assistant who receives additional education and training to support the residents. These individuals also provide light housekeeping, personal laundry, and meal preparation in the home. In the context of a skilled nursing residence, “green” in this case means living in a natural world, with an abundance of sunlight, greenery and outdoor access. The Leonard Florence Center reflects this innovative model. The Green House environment, a truly revolutionary concept in nursing home care, fosters a wonderful sense of community and family within the home. There are no nurse’s stations or medical carts; the atmosphere is warm and welcoming. With shahbazim preparing food much of the day, the homes are filled with the delicious aromas of freshly prepared foods. Coffee, tea and snacks are provided at each resident’s preferred times throughout the day. Residents rise when they want, eat when they want and plan their own schedules. It’s just like living at home except here you are also getting the very best care, stimulating social and recreational activities and a staff who will quickly seem like family.


Spacious private rooms, each with its own with bathroom and shower, flat screen TV, large windows and scenic views of the beautiful landscaped grounds. Each group of ten rooms feature an open dining area, kitchen, personal chef and fireplace living room.


Residents can participate in a wide range of activities, including concerts, games, weekly restaurant outings, pub nights, intergenerational programs, lectures, holiday and birthday celebrations, among many others.


You’ll have access to the European day spa, deli, library/family room, chapel and outside patio. Enjoy three nutritious and fresh kosher meals a day, with 24-hour room service upon request.

Long-Term Rehabilitation Services

Our dedicated doctors, nurses, therapists and social workers are advocates for seniors and their families and bring extensive experience in their fields. We offer exceptional care and access to a wide range of top medical experts. Working in close partnership with residents and their families, our overall goal is to provide the highest quality of care for every single resident.

Customized Care Plans

Our staff provides daily assistance with all personal care needs, including medication administration and incontinence management. Aging affects each person differently and we tailor our support services to best fit each individual’s needs.


Chelsea Jewish Lifecare accepts Medicare and Medicaid as well as many third party private insurance plans. Call our Admissions Department at 617-887-0001 to discuss your coverage. Let us guide you through the process.


“I knew my mother would be well-taken care of at any facility run by the Chelsea Jewish Lifecare. They have a tremendous reptutation. And I was right.”

Son of Resident

“Being in a Kosher facility is critical for my mother-in-law, who kept Kosher all her life. She enjoys the variety and quality of the meals. “

Daughter-in-Law of Resident