We invest your philanthropic support in Deutsches Altenheim’s life-enhancing care.


We are a separate 501(c)(3) supporting organization that operates exclusively to advance the mission of Deutsches Altenheim, Inc.


We drive positive change on Deutsches Altenheim’s campus by inspiring individuals, local businesses, and foundations to support the life-enhancing services and quality of care that Deutsches Altenheim provides to aging adults of Greater Boston.


Explore the Why Give and Ways to Give sections of this site to learn more about how and why you should support the Altenheim’s important work.

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About Deutsches Altenheim, Inc.

Deutsches Altenheim is a top-ranked nonprofit eldercare organization committed to meeting the ever-changing needs of aging adults in Greater Boston.


Originally founded by the German Ladies Aid Society in 1914 to address the needs of the aging German immigrant community, Deutsches Altenheim serves more than 230 seniors and their families—of all backgrounds—with a variety of essential services that span the continuum of care, across the following three communities on a single campus in West Roxbury, MA:


The German Centre for Extended Care, 133-bed skilled-nursing home that offers:

  • Comprehensive rehabilitation services designed to facilitate healing and promote the highest level of functioning, as quickly as possible, so aging adults recovering from surgery and illness can return home;
  • A specialized memory care program that promotes the maximum level of dignity and independence for individuals with advanced stages of Alzheimer’s and dementia; and
  • Long-term person-centered care committed to supporting the physical, emotional, and cognitive needs of every resident.


Edelweiss Village, a 62-apartment assisted living community for seniors who wish to maintain an active and independent lifestyle and are seeking assistance with some aspect of daily life.


Senior Place, a supportive adult day health and respite services program, helping seniors age at home.


Learn more about Deutsches Altenheim, Inc. and the campus’ three communities and services at www.germancentre.org.