Springwell Awarded New Supportive Housing Site in Brookline
In August, Springwell received word from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs that our application to extend our long-standing partnership with the Brookline Housing Authority by bringing our Care Connections program to the Colonel Floyd, Kickham and Morse Apartments in Brookline had been chosen for funding. The program is designed in the style of a Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC), in which housing entities unite with health and social service providers to promote and support healthy and integrated aging-in-place.
Springwell and the Brookline Housing Authority have worked together for many years to bring vital services to seniors and people with disabilities in Brookline. In addition to collaborations including the Brookline Hoarding Task Force and the Domestic Violence Roundtable, for more than twelve years, Springwell has operated our Care Connections Program at two Brookline Housing Authority sites.
Beginning this fall, the 198 residents of the three newly-funded Brookline housing sites, will benefit from 24/7 access to Springwell staff, including a Springwell Care Coordinator who will be available at each site to work closely with residents to coordinate services. They will also receive preferred access to a variety of in-home services offered at reduced rates by one of Springwell’s highly qualified service providers; 24/7 support coverage by home care professionals; social activities organized and coordinated by the Care Coordinator; and an on-site congregate dining site run by the Springwell Nutrition Department.
Brookline Housing Authority Executive Director, Patrick Dober, was thrilled to get the news, “The Brookline Housing Authority believes that accessible and coordinated on-site supportive services are essential to the health of our public housing residents. It has been our long-time goal to bring the integrated service model we’ve experienced with Springwell’s Care Connections Program to additional housing sites. We couldn’t be happier that this new program enables us to meet that goal, and that Springwell will continue to be our partner in meeting the needs of our senior residents.”