Your Gateway to Arts and Wellness.

At Charles E. Smith Life Communities (CESLC), located in Rockville, Maryland, we have spent 113 years paving the way for modern elders to thrive.

Our commitment to both longevity and lifestyle delivers elevated experiences, expansive options, exceptional beauty, divine dining, vibrant arts and so much more. As a nonprofit organization, profits are invested back into our communities to benefit residents and enable us to grow to meet the needs of today’s modern elder.

Those who call us home expect and receive the very best. Many are accomplished individuals with discerning tastes who relish intellectual pursuits, artistic expression, active social lives, cultural exploration and making meaningful connections. Our Ring House, Landow House and Cohen-Rosen House communities at CESLC are the gateways to great days.

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Call today at 301-381-4002, join us for a tour or RSVP for an event and experience us for yourself.

Experience the difference.

  • Studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments.
  • Ring House and Revitz House are pet-friendly.
  • Options for design interiors tailored to your taste.
  • Active, engaged resident colleagues with a passion for opera, the arts and intellectual pursuits.
  • One block from the Bender Jewish Community Center of Washington.
  • Well-appointed community spaces, including a spacious lobby, performance venue, library, sunroom and outdoor terraces.
  • Music committee, art studio with classes, discussion groups, resident-led special interest groups and more.
  • Fresh dining with delicious meal options.
Health & Wellness
  • On-campus fitness center and beauty salon.
  • Five full-time physicians on campus.
  • Hebrew Home of Greater Washington is five-star rated by Medicare.
  • Voted Best Independent Living by Washington Jewish Week.
  • Onsite medical and specialty practice at the Hirsh Health Center.
  • Attentive concierge available 24/7 to greet guests.
  • Room service.
  • Onsite postal and laundry services.
  • Transportation services.
Peace of Mind & Security
  • Friendly security team on property 24/7.
  • State-of-the-art personal emergency response system.
  • Nonprofit community that prioritizes people over profits.
  • A full continuum of care is available for individuals and couples, including assisted living, memory care, skilled nursing and rehabilitation, as well as personal care services offered by SmithLife® Homecare.

Best of Jewish Washington awards 2023.

WJW winner
Winner in the Best of Independent Living category
WJW Runner-up
Runner-up in the Best of Alzheimer’s/Dementia Care, Best Assisted Living, Best Homecare Services, and Best Senior Center categories
Connect with Charles E. Smith Life Communities.

Call today at 301-381-4002, attend an event or fill out the form to schedule a tour. We’d love to help you.

What they say about Charles E. Smith Life Communities.