Supportive Housing was developed to create an “assisted living like” environment in state funded public elderly/disabled housing. The programs are supported locally by North Shore Elder Services. Residents living in public housing have an opportunity to access a model of affordable supportive housing that promotes independence and aging in place.
The units at 27 Charter Street and 75 Central Street are one bedroom apartments with access to a community room for activities and meals. Laundry facilities are located on-site. A Resident Services Coordinator from North Shore Elder Services is available each weekday to oversee programs, services and activities. Services available to residents include:
- 24-hour, seven day-a-week access to care
- Care Management
- Grocery Shopping
- Information and Referral
- Nursing Services
- Personal Care
- Social Activities
- Congregate Meal Program
For more information or to arrange for a visit, please contact the Resident Services Coordinator at 27 Charter Street (978) 741-2531 or at 75 Central Street (978) 532-8847. Applicants to the supportive living program can be aged 60 or older, or be disabled if under age 60
Congregate Housing is a unique blend of private and shared living space for older people. This living arrangement provides residents with the opportunity for companionship while preserving personal privacy.
The Ruane residence has 14 units, in a co-ed house style building. Each unit is equipped with a half-bath and kitchenette. There are three showers available for all residents to share. Common areas include a living room, den, dining room, fully-equipped kitchen and wrap-around front porch. Residents also have access to a large capacity washer and dryer.
There are 12 congregate units in the Seeglitz building at 75 Central Street housed on two floors. The units have their own bathroom, and share a common kitchen, living room and dining area. The Seeglitz congregate is located in a supportive living site which includes a congregate meal program and 24-hour access to care.
The Farnsworth building at 103 Central Street has 12 units housed on two floors. Each unit is equipped with a half-bath. There are two showers on each floor for residents on each floor to share. Each floor has its own eat-in kitchen and living room.
Both Peabody Congregates are conveniently located in front of the Peabody COA.
A Congregate Coordinator from North Shore Elder Services is available weekdays to assist residents with services including: Adult Day Health, Care Management, Grocery Shopping, Housekeeping, Information and Referral, Laundry, Money Management, Nursing Services, Personal Care and Transportation.
Applicants to the congregate program can be aged 60 or older, or be disabled if under age 60.
The application process is simple. Please call the Congregate Coordinator to arrange for a visit at (978) 741-4462, and click here for the Universal STANDARD Application for State-Aided Public Housing.