Date(s) - 06/07/2018
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
We’re raising money to Cycling Without Age at JCHE’s Brighton campus!
Jewish Community Housing for the Elderly’s mission is to give older adults from all backgrounds the opportunity to age in community—to live a full life of connection and purpose in a dynamic, supportive environment by:
- Providing superior housing that is broadly affordable
- Continually evolving support services to meet the needs of our diverse residents as they age
- Building connections and community within our walls and in our surrounding neighborhoods
- Promoting aging in community as a first choice
Inspired by Jewish values while open and welcoming to the broader community, JCHE has been developing and managing supportive affordable housing for low-income older adults for 52 years. JCHE currently serves 1,500 low-income older adults, 900 of whom call our Brighton campus home. Here, the average age of residents is 80 (~one-third are 85 or older) and the annual median income of those who live in our subsidized units is $10,366 (93% of all residents).
Originally founded in Denmark, CWA is committed to helping seniors enjoy the “right to wind in your hair.” Cycling Without Age is a movement to connect volunteer cyclists with older adults for rides in specially designed trishaws that facilitate intergenerational connections and help increase access to nature for our older adults.
JCHE is committed to launching this program to seniors in Boston. We’ve already partnered with Commonwheels Bicycle Co-Op, who will provide volunteer drivers and bike mechanics. The program will initially serve residents of JCHE—a leading provider of affordable senior housing in Eastern Massachusetts—with plans to expand service in the future. To launch this program we need to raise $20,000, and we’re hoping you’ll consider a gift of any amount to help us reach this goal.