Congregate Housing is a unique group living option for elders. Residents have a private area which they furnish themselves. Congregate residents also have access to numerous common areas, including kitchen, living room, and dining room. This design provides residents with both privacy and the opportunity for companionship.
Supportive Services are available to residents on an as-needed basis. Maintaining residents’ dignity and an independent lifestyle is a major goal of the Congregate Housing Program.
What services are available?
Support service plans are determined by the Congregate Housing Coordinator based on individual need. Some of the options available are:
- Information and Referral
- Personal Care
- Care Management
- Medical Transportation
- Food Shopping
- Meal Coordination
People who live in congregate housing are:
- 60 years of age and older, whose income falls within financial guidelines defined by the local housing authority
- Able to live independently with the supportive services available
- Able to transfer, dress, toilet, and feed themselves with supportive services if needed
- Able to manage their own medications with supportive services if needed
- Emotionally stable
- Interested in living cooperatively with others
- Willing to commit to remaining in congregate housing for a minimum of one year.
Springwell coordinates two Congregate Programs in Waltham and Newton. To learn more about the Congregate Housing Program and the application process, contact Springwell at 617-926-4100