2Life Communities and CEO Lizbeth Heyer honored by women business group

Lizbeth Heyer of Newton, vice president and acting CEO of 2Life Communities, has been working on affordable housing solutions for decades.

And now The Women’s Edge and Globe Magazine has named 2Life Communities among the top 100 women-led businesses in Massachusetts in 2023.

2Life Communities is an affordable senior housing organization aimed at helping seniors “age in community” comfortably and affordably. The organization has landed at number 54 on The Women’s Edge and Globe Magazine list.

As CEO of 2Life, Heyer has spent the past year leading thethe rollout of Opus Newton, the region’s first middle-market senior housing development.

Heyer also served as chair of the Newton Housing Partnership, a role Mayor Ruthanne Fuller appointed her to in 2019.

In that role, Heyer serves as an advisor to Newton Housing Partnership, the mayor and various City Hall agencies and boards to help the city navigate affordable and multi-family housing policies and development decisions.

2Life has been making big moves and big headlines recently. Last month, the organization unveiled a massive expansion at its Golda Meir  House—adding 68 units to bring that facility up to 267 units—highlighting the need for, and benefits of, helping seniors age in community.