The Coolidge at Sudbury is a shining example of B’nai B’rith Housing’s innovative, service-enriched model. Construction began in November 2013 to create this 64 unit rental community for seniors and older adults, ages 55 and older, and the name “The Coolidge” was chosen to pay homage to the family who began a substantial greenhouse operation on the site in the 1800s. The existing units at The Coolidge at Sudbury are fully leased with a growing waiting list of interested tenants. Current residents at The Coolidge include employees of local businesses, retired Town workers, and some who have relocated to Sudbury to be closer to adult children and grandchildren. An on-site Resident Services Coordinator, connections with local organizations, and building amenities (such as a meeting room, library, and fitness center) allow residents to age in community. Phase 2 of The Coolidge at Sudbury is now in development.
Community Need & Public Benefits: Prior to The Coolidge at Sudbury, senior housing, particularly affordable senior housing, did not exist in and around Sudbury. Over 25% of Sudbury households have at least one member who is over 60 years old. Notably, over one quarter of these households are individuals living alone. Of Lincoln‐Sudbury seniors, 30% of households over 65 years old earn less than $50,000 per year (2000 U.S. Census, localized data set). The town of Sudbury now receives annual real estate taxes from The Coolidge at Sudbury.