Building For The Future

Jewish Senior Life Campus Plan

Redefining Home. Revolutionizing Care.

For nearly a century, the Jewish Home of Rochester, and today Jewish Senior Life, has been committed to meeting the unique needs of the cherished elders we serve. With the help of our generous donors, we're taking person-centered care to the next level by updating our campus to provide even more choice, autonomy and control for all residents across our various services to deliver an even more enriching, engaging environment.

In partnership with The Green House® Project, we are constructing nine "small homes" for long-term care residents on our campus, opening in Fall 2017. The expansion also includes renovating the Jewish Home to incorporate a similar model, with small households on each floor, which will be completed in early 2019. This will result in all residents having their own private bedroom suites with personal bathrooms. We're also expanding our Transitional Care program (short-term rehabilitation) to become one of the largest post-acute care providers in Monroe County.

To learn more about The Green House Project, click here.


Residents will be able to enjoy their meals whenever and however they choose, whether it's privately or together like a family.

All resident bedrooms and bathrooms will be private—both in the new buildings as well as in the renovated Jewish Home.

The grounds throughout the campus will feature walking trails, a gazebo, and a pond with a viewing deck.

Help Make This Possible

Help us redefine what home means, and revolutionize the care available to elders of all faiths and ethnicities throughout the Rochester community.


Learn more about the Jewish Senior Life Foundation

Keep Tabs On Our Progress

While our campus will physically transform, ultimately our expansion is about people. Our residents. Their families. Our staff. We will provide homes that meet each resident's needs better than ever before. Check here for regular updates on our expansion.


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Jewish Senior Life In The News

See what people are saying.


  • Read the Brighton-Pittsford Post for an update on our capital campaign to fund this project ... Read more.

    Check out McKnight's Long-Term Care News for Mike King's best practices on implementing a new model of care ... Read more.

  • Don't miss this feature story in the RBJ, detailing Mike King's accomplishments as CEO and his leadership on this project ... Read more.

    Read In Good Health's update on our campus transformation project ... Read more.

  • The Jewish Ledger published a front-page story detailing the exciting updates happening on our campus ... Read more.

    News 8 reports that Jewish Senior Life is slated to break ground on an $83 million project, responding to a trend in senior care that emphasizes a move toward more individualized care ... Read more.

  • The Democrat and Chronicle reports that Jewish Senior Life broke ground on an $83 million project to build new residences and renovate the Jewish Home of Rochester ... Read more.

    Watch 13WHAM as Carlet Cleare reports live from the “Building For The Future” groundbreaking ceremony, giving an inside look at the campus updates coming to Jewish Senior Life ... Read More.

  • Watch News8 to see footage of the June 16 groundbreaking ceremony and to learn more about the campus transformation in progress ... Read More.

    TWC News reports that renovations are coming to the Jewish Senior Life campus in an $83 million project that will transform long-term care housing ... Read More.

  • News10NBC reports that Jewish Senior Life is implementing an $83 million project to transform its long-term care housing into a home setting. It is one of the region's largest construction projects for 2016 ... Read More.

    WXXI News reports that Jewish Senior Life is starting construction on an $83 million project to redefine home and revolutionize care ... Read More.