The developer and operator of the controversial assisted living development being built at 141 Elm St. recently made a $5,000 donation to the Andover Coalition for Education, or ACE. The senior living investment and development firm is constructing Stone Hill of Andover, which will be run by Northbridge upon completion.
Capital Seniors Housing and the Northbridge Companies made the donation on April 27 to support the ACE Global Portal, an inflatable yellow “portal” that uses video and audio technology to allow students and residents to communicate with people from all over the world, as if they were in the same room. The portal first came to Andover in March, and has been traveling from school to school for students to experience.
“We’re excited to have an opportunity to support the Andover Coalition for Education and the Andover community in a meaningful way,” said Scott Stewart, Managing Partner of Capitol Seniors Housing. “We aspire to create true assets to local communities, including environments which encourage our residents to engage with each other, their families and friends, and the community at large. This unique technology will help connect our younger and older generations in an incredible learning environment.”
Residents of Stone Hill of Andover will be given access to the portal once the Stone Hill facility is complete.
“Northbridge is highly focused on intergenerational programs and activities, so this is an ideal opportunity to connect Stone Hill residents with Andover school students,” said Jim Coughlin, chief executive officer, Northbridge Companies. “We look forward to introducing Stone Hill residents to Andover students and exploring fun ways for them to use the Andover Portal together and connect with others across the globe.”

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