Hechtman Apartments – West Bloomfield

Hechtman Apartments Independent Living

West Bloomfield

Hechtman I and II

The Lillian and Samuel Hechtman Apartments in West Bloomfield, Michigan, located on the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Jewish Community Campus, consists of 198 Independent Living residences located in two buildings.

Hechtman I offers 102 one-bedroom HUD subsidized apartments and is open to persons 62 and older and disabled persons at least 18 years or older who require the accessible design features of our units. Rents are subsidized through the Department of Housing and Urban Development based on income. Many of the apartments have a private balcony overlooking the magnificent Hechtman grounds.

Hechtman II offers 96 one-bedroom market rate apartments with spacious and open floor plans providing an ideal option for those 62 and older to call home. The kitchen is complete with a full-sized stove, dishwasher, built in microwave and plenty of storage space. Most of the apartments have a private balcony or patio.

Unique to Hechtman West Bloomfield Apartments is the ability to enjoy all the benefits of the adjoining Fleischman Residence/Blumberg Plaza. Residents can participate in the enriching and plentiful programming and services offered at Hechtman, or enjoy the programming, services and amenities next door, including Marvin’s Bistro, Sharon’s Boutique, the hair and beauty salon…and much more!


People of all faiths and beliefs are welcome.

Floor Plans

Hechtman I
1 Bedroom
540 sq. ft

Hechtman II
1 Bedroom
644 sq. ft

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Sampling of Amenities

  • Spacious, open floor plans
  • 5 Nutritious Kosher dinners weekly, with wait staff service
  • Weekend dinners available at the adjacent Fleischman Residence for an additional fee
  • Medical Alert System with 24/7 monitoring, included
  • Resident Service Coordinators, Wellness Director and Program Coordinator
  • Library with computers and WiFi internet access
  • Jcare personal in-home support services available, for additional fee
  • Supportive Home Health Care available (Medicare certified provider)
  • Wide variety of recreational, educational and social programs
  • Wellness and Fitness Programming at the new Farber Wellness Center with senior-friendly equipment
  • Transportation available, plus Henry Ford Hospital West Bloomfield shuttle service
  • Guest Suite available to rent for your out-of-town guests
  • A pet-friendly community (some limitations apply)

Sampling of Programs

  • Weekly musical programming and entertainment
  • Jewelry making classes
  • Educational and cultural programming
  • Computer classes
  • Bingo, Rummikub and other games available
  • Movies
  • Out-trips
  • Exercise classes and holistic programs

Your Hechtman Apartments Staff

Melissa Morton


I have had the honor and privilege of working with older adults for almost 30 years. Before joining the Hechtman Administrative team, I worked with various agencies that focused on providing housing for senior citizens. My previous work was focused primarily in the Tri-County area, but I have also worked in senior residence management with a nation-wide company. My experience of working with our older adult community gives me immense joy, and provides a sense of purpose that I cherish every day. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family and friends. My personal passion in life has been raising my son Matt and watching him grow into the wonderful young man he is.

Lisa Wolnie Hechtman Apartments

Lisa Wolnie
Assistant Administrator


I have had the pleasure of working at JSL since 2010. I am excited each day to come to work and learn from our staff and residents. Before becoming the Assistant Administrator, I previously worked in the financial department where I had the opportunity to work with and got to know a lot of our JSL residents. When not working, I enjoy being outside, whether it be camping up north, walking my dog Maizy, bike riding or reading a good book.

Chris Thornton Hechtman Apartments

Christopher Thornton
West Bloomfield Campus Maintenance Supervisor


I have worked inside our JSL facilities for over 20 years. I started in 1999 working inside the kitchen on the Oak Park campus for Prentis and Teitel buildings. I moved on to the maintenance department in 2003 where I served as Maintenance Technician for the Teitel apartments. I worked there for 10 years where I gained thorough knowledge and experience working in the maintenance field. In 2013, I accepted the position of Maintenance Supervisor at Hechtman Apartments. I have now worked for the Hechtman Apartments for the last 5 years and it’s been my privilege to work with the wonderful team that we have here. We are all dedicated to providing great service to our residents.

Sandy Smith Hechtman Apartments

Sandy Smith LMSW, ACSW
Resident Service Coordinator


After 25 plus years of working at Jewish Senior Life Hechtman Apartments, I still love and look forward to being here every day. I was hired as the Resident Service Coordinator for Hechtman I, our HUD building, when Hechtman 2 was being built. I had just graduated from Wayne State University with my Masters in Social Work. I now have a Michigan License and an ACSW. I have been fortunate to witness and participate in the growth of our wonderful agency. It has been a privilege to be able to provide services and support to our residents and their families so our residents can have the best quality of life as they age in place.

Sarah Pappas

Sarah Pappas LLMSW
Resident Service Coordinator


I’m a graduate of the University of Michigan School of Social Work and have been with JSL since 2021. All of the residents and staff are so kind and I feel very fortunate to be working with such a great team. In my spare time, I really enjoy getting outdoors and hiking, biking, and rollerblading.

Tova Schreiber Hechtman Apartments

Tova Schreiber
Life Enrichment Coordinator


I have been with JSL since 2021. As Hechtman’s Life Enrichment Coordinator, my role includes all aspects of managing activities and recreation for Hechtman residents. The best thing about working here is getting an opportunity to interact with the residents, who are often filled with wisdom and humor.  Before joining JSL, I held various positions in the Jewish educational and nonprofit worlds. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, museums, live music, and spending time with my family.

Jackie Rosender Meer Apartments

Jackie Rosender
Independent Senior Living Consultant


I have enjoyed working at JSL as an Independent Senior Living Consultant for a few years. I have always had a special bond with older adults, and have always liked to help others. Being able to help older adults is a win win for me. Whether I am helping a future resident or current resident, they are both equally important to me. In my spare time, I enjoy cooking, watching movies, going on walks, and hanging out with my husband, our twin daughters, and our new puppy.

Javel Folkes
Dining Services Manager


I’ve been with JSL since 2015. I started out as a server in Hechtman and within a year, I was promoted to lead server. Through diligence and hard work, I was promoted to the Assistant Dining Room Manager of Hechtman and shortly after, I was promoted to my current role as Hechtman Dining Services Manager. Throughout my years with JSL, I’ve built lasting relationships with our older adults. The daily interactions we share are often the highlight of my day, and I find great honor and joy in being able to play a role in their lives. I’m also a full time student majoring in political science at the University of Michigan (Dearborn).

Monica Reaume Hechtman Apartments Fleischman Residence

Monica Reaume
Executive Chef


Jewish Senior Life and Jewish Apartments & Services, Inc. does not discriminate on the basis of disability status in the admission or access to, or treatment or employment in, its federally assisted programs and activities.

The person named below has been designated to coordinate compliance with the nondiscrimination requirements contained in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s regulating implementing Section 504 (24 CFR, Part 8 dated June 2, 1988).

Compliance Coordinator:  Michelle Buda 15000 W. 10 Mile Road, Oak Park, MI 48237 Phone 248-592-1101  TTY# 711

If you are disabled and wish to request a reasonable accommodation or if you have difficulty understanding English, please request our assistance and we will ensure that you are provided with meaningful access based on your individual needs.

Si usted está incapacitado y desea solicitar un alojamiento razonable o si tiene dificultad para entender el inglés, por favor solicite nuestra asistencia y nos aseguraremos de que le proporcionen un acceso significativo basado en sus necesidades individuales.

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