Affordable Senior Housing Opens

NEI’s rendering of Forestdale in Malden

Malden, MA – NEI’s most recent assisted living project, Forestdale Park, has opened in Malden. The $18.4 million project is designed to provide residents with the comforts of home and a variety of activities and services.

The construction of Forestdale Park involved the historic rehab of an existing building and the construction of a new building. Both were designed by The Architectural Team, totaling 87,691sf. The senior community now includes a mix of 58 assisted living units, 18 memory care units, and three independent living units and will offer an innovative program that bridges the areas of memory care and assisted living.

Forestdale Park will be the newest senior community from owner Volunteers of America Massachusetts (VOA MA), an organization that focuses on underserved segments of the population. The 2.6-acre site that the facility is built on was originally home to a poor farm in the 1800s. It later transitioned into a nursing home for the underserved population in Malden. After its closing in 2009, there was a need for an affordable assisted living option for families in the region.

With a shared vision, NEI is proud to be able to work with Volunteers of America to help strengthen the community and provide affordable senior housing to the region.