What We're Blogging About...

Hayward Landing Door Decorating Contest

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Last month to help boost holiday spirit many of our properties held resident appreciation days, socially distanced holiday celebrations, contests, provided boxed meals and goody bags! 


Our community in East Douglas, MA, Hayward Landing Apartments, held a holiday door decorating contest. Below you will find pictures of the three winning doors that were beautifully decorated. 

Congratulations to the three holiday door decorating winners! Apt. 301, 019, & B13. We are so grateful for all the holiday cheer that was spread around the communities this year despite how different this season may have looked. We hope you all had fun doing it! 


Porter Terry Joins Hallkeen Management As Company’s CFO

Thursday, October 29, 2020

October 29th 2020, Norwood, MA – HallKeen Management, a residential and assisted living property management company, is pleased to announce that Porter Terry will be joining their company as CFO in November 2020. Mr. Terry has extensive real estate finance industry experience and will be tasked with overseeing the companies accounting and finance operations. Mr. Terry has directly worked alongside HallKeen for many years – as he was a Vice President of Hall Properties (which is a stakeholder of HallKeen) from 1998 to 2005. As VP, Mr. Terry was responsible for all financial and accounting activities for the company.

Mr. Terry will help lead HallKeen to develop strategies to ensure the organization will have the financial resources to achieve its current and future goals. He will serve as a key advisor to the board of directors, and convener of the finance/audit/investment committees. Both Mr. Terry and HallKeen are looking forward to collaborating on various initiatives, together bringing a specialized perspective and knowledge of the affordable housing industry.

Most recently, Mr. Terry worked with Jones Lang LaSalle Capital Markets/HFF out of Boston, MA. In this role, he focused on raising equity and debt capital for commercial real estate projects. Additionally, Mr. Terry was responsible for creating new client relationships and transactional opportunities, along with overseeing the underwriting, structuring and marketing of capital markets opportunities on behalf of clients.

Mr. Terry’s resume also includes accounting and finance positions with Beacon Properties, Cabot Partners and CC&F.

He has earned a BS in Accounting from Babson College, and a MS in Taxation from Bentley University. Professional certifications include CFA, CPA, MA- Real Estate Salesperson. He is involved in and was on the board for Boston’s Real Estate Finance Association, and is a member of CFA Institute, Boston Security Analysts Society and National Association of Office and Industrial Properties.

A Statement from HallKeen Management

Friday, June 05, 2020

We are deeply saddened by the treatment and tragic death of George Floyd. We are grieving for Mr. Floyd and all of the violent deaths our nation has witnessed as clear evidence of injustice, discrimination, and ongoing racism.

In cities across America, people and communities are expressing a gamut of emotions: from anger and grief, to hope and solidarity. The images of the slain have left us heartbroken and angry. We are committed to and will support local and national efforts and policy to bring an end to these injustices, and are hopeful that from this pain and suffering will come a future of understanding and equality for all.

At HallKeen, we are a diverse employee family of 1,000 strong. Approximately 40% of our employees self-identify as minority. Our employees come from all races and ethnicities- and that diversity is our greatest strength. We see the impact that this ongoing injustice has had on all of us at HallKeen and we are standing with you. We do not and will not tolerate racism, bigotry, or bias.

We are committed to encouraging and developing opportunities for employees of all skin colors and backgrounds. At the property level we recognize the importance of reaching beyond the four walls of each community to connect and empower the residents we serve. The majority of residents living in our residential apartments are persons of color. We are committed to doing our part to ensure health, happiness and equality for all, with a goal of increased housing stability and access to opportunities for advancement.

We applaud those who have not been silent and value and encourage the voices that are too afraid to be heard.

We stand in solidarity with our Black team members, employees and residents. We are listening, learning and understanding.

We stand together in calling for an end to eradicate hate in people’s hearts, and work towards a better future and are committed to this responsibility as individuals and as a company.

We firmly believe in racial justice and are wholeheartedly committed to doing our part to ensure health, happiness, and equality for all.

COVID 19 Guidelines for HallKeen Assisted Living (HKAL) Communities

Saturday, March 14, 2020

 As we all navigate the fluid situation and changes brought on by the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to reassure you all Hallkeen Assisted Living Communities take the safety and health of our residents and associates as our top priority. At various times it has been necessary to place restrictions on visits to Hallkeen communities. Each state and some towns have different guidelines, so please contact the Assisted Living you wish to visit at the number listed in the communication linked below for the most up-to-date information. Residents’ family members will receive updated guidelines directly from the community.

Please CLICK HERE to read a communication with updated guidelines for HallKeen Assisted Living Communities residents and their families.

HallKeen Herald 2019 Wrap Up

Monday, January 27, 2020

HallKeen Honors; HallKeen in the Industry; New Properties Under Management; Assisted Living News; Featured Staff News

2019 Re-Cap!

Sunday, January 19, 2020


January is always a time of reflection as the New Year begins, and we look back on all that we have accomplished in the previous year.

2019 was a year of evolving and growing, and continuing to give our residents a great experience at our various communities. We hosted many parties, events, and activities, giving our residents more than just a place to call home… but a community to be apart of and enjoy.

We kicked off 2019 with the addition of Tracie Glassman, our new Chief Operating Officer. She has brought great perspective and a new level of expertise to our company, and we have been very pleased with the outcomes of this year with her on our team. 

Heywood Wakefield Commons Residents were treated to a Mardi Gras Mixer Dinner back in March. For this special meal, residents had the opportunity to dine with and get to know different neighbors. 

Barnum House residents had front row seating for 37th Annual City of Bridgeport St. Patrick's Parade that took place on Friday, March 15th!

Our very own RHA Pannelist Courtney Mathiowitz assisted in hosting a breakfast buzz and bizz event where colleagues from WinnResidential, Hallkeen Management, Beacon Communities, and Peabody Properties came together, to discuss industry challenges and solutions for the evolving tech-driven market.

Our Highlands residents continue to bring beauty to their community during the warm weather with their plantings and flowers.

Our residents from all over enjoyed summer cookouts with fabulous food, ice cream, live entertainment, family friendly activities, and more!


We finished off the year with the grand opening of Palmetto Park Apartments, and countless holiday events!

We are so lucky to have all of these wonderful memories and stories to look back on from 2019. We are really looking forward to the year ahead, and cannot wait to see what our communities have in store for our resident’s, and their families and friends! Thank you to everyone that was apart of our 2019 success, we appreciate each and every one of you! Happy New Year Everyone!!




Summer Picnic at Golden Park Apartments

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The Golden Park Apartments of Liberty, NY hosted their annual summer picnic last month!



Residents enjoyed lots of munchies & music by Two On The Town.


Our communities take such pride in putting on these wonderful events for our residents. This summer has been full of picnics, cookouts, BBQ's, & we wish it never had to end! But are excited to see all of the halloween festivities, and holiday parties that will be happening in just a few short months!

Sunapee Cove Memory Support Grand Opening

Thursday, May 02, 2019

On April 25th, Sunapee Cove in Sunapee, NH celebrated the Grand Opening of its Memory Support neighborhood in great style, with good food and good humor (the favors were umbrellas for April showers and seeds for May flowers). The community’s eldest resident, Hazel Nilson at 110, assisted with the ceremonial ribbon cutting.

(Left) Hazel Nilson and U.S. Representative Annie Kuster

Everybody enjoyed viewing the cake which was too beautiful to cut into, but it was served to all the guests nonetheless. Yum!



Heywood Wakefield Easter Egg Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, May 01, 2019

On Thursday, April 19th residents at Heywood Wakefield Commons came out for their annual Easter egg scavenger hunt event. Working together, teams of 4-6 residents solved the clue they found in one location within the community, which led to another clue, ultimately taking them to their team’s Easter basket of goodies. It was a fun afternoon of teamwork, brainwork and exercise all rolled into one!



April at HallKeen!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

April was a very busy month for many of our HallKeener's! There were some holidays and special events to be celebrated, and lots of fun to be had!

Our assisted living in Watertown hosted an activity for their "Brigham Bowlers". Bowling has been something our residents have been greatly enjoying during the cold months! 

On April 9th, Neptune Towers had a Taco Tuesday event sponsored by AT&T. AT&T provided the food and free giveaways. The resident had a great time, and good food. Who doesn't love tacos? 

The Summerfield Townhomes in East Hartford, CT hosted an egg hunt to celebrate easter. The kids had such a great time! They did crafts, had food, snacks, and popcorn. The kids truly enjoyed the egg hunt and all the candy!


Woodland Apartments in Coventry, RI held a spring clean up day! It was great to see both staff and residents take such pride in their community!

If you would like your property to be featured on social media, In the Monday Morning News Letter, or on our blog, please email your photos and information to BGee@hallkeen.com!