Join us on Sunday, October 15, 2023 to celebrate the 15th annual ALS & MS Walk for Living.
We are honored to welcome Former Governor Charlie Baker and Mrs. Lauren Baker as our 2023 Walk Ambassadors!
The 2023 Walk for Living will take place at 10am on Sunday, October 15 at 165 Captains Row on Admiral’s Hill in Chelsea. Every single dollar raised goes directly back to patient care and programs for ALS and MS residents of The Leonard Florence Center for Living.
The Leonard Florence Center for Living in Chelsea, MA reflects a new model of care in nursing homes. Equipped with revolutionary technology that allows residents to live active and independent lives, the Center is the first urban Green House® in the country,. The six-story building is designed from the bottom up to look and feel like a real home, with open kitchens, fireplace living rooms and floor to ceiling windows in every room.
Today, the Center cares for more individuals living with ALS than any place else in the world. What’s even more unique is that residents, many of whom are completely immobilized, can control lights, turn on the TV, call for the elevator, open doors and raise window shades, all with help of a computer and sensor that tracks head and eye movements for instruction. This technology enables them to move independently through the entire residence, vastly improving their quality of life. For the residents of The Leonard Florence Center, this freedom is an incredibly precious gift. 100% of the proceeds from this two-mile walk will benefit the LFCL residents and these revolutionary homes.
Stein Family Center for Well-Being
The Stein Family Center for Well-Being in the Leonard Florence Center is the only Green House® ventilator program in the country. Offering state-of-the-art portable ventilators in a Green House® model of care, specialized care residents have access to a completely new way of living. These multi-function ventilators are the first and only ones of their kind on the market. They provide a unified respiratory system that makes it easy to switch and customize therapies, creating a simple system to use and manage. Most importantly, these ventilators offer greater mobility, enhancing the quality of life for residents.
Honoring long-time friends and supporters Bill and Sharon Stein and their family, the Stein Family Center for Well-Being features twenty private rooms with baths, each equipped with revolutionary technology and state-of-the-art equipment to enable individuals on a ventilator to live as independently as possible.