Supportive/Congregate Housing

Older Man with a GLSS Worker

If you live in affordable housing in Lynn or Saugus, help is available 24-hours a day

If you live in qualified subsidized senior housing in Lynn (Caggiano Plaza or McGee House) or in Saugus (Laurel Towers, Laurel Gardens, Sweetser Corner, or Sachem Manor), help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, depending on your level of need.

Services available to all residents free of charge include:

  • Emergency assistance 24 hours a day
  • A daily meal served in the dining room
  • Medication reminders
  • Help accessing the government benefits and community resources you are entitled to
  • Social activities

A GLSS Supportive Housing Coordinator is available on site during business hours to answer your questions and make referrals for additional services through GLSS as needed. These services are available on a sliding-scale fee based on your income level:

  • Cleaning
  • Grocery shopping
  • Laundry
  • Arranging transportation with or without escort for doctor’s appointments or errands
  • Meal preparation
  • Help with bathing, dressing, and getting in and out of bed
  • Personal emergency response systems
  • Heavy chore or seasonal house cleaning
  • Referrals if you have a health concern
  • Referrals for emotional support or counseling
  • Medication reminders?
  • Pharmacy pick-ups

The services listed above (with the exception of 24-hour-a-day assistance) are also available at Olive Street, a small shared living environment in Lynn, which offers independent living arrangements while also providing opportunities for group social and dining activities. Olive Street is a joint effort between GLSS and the Lynn Housing Authority.

GLSS also provides a Supportive Housing Coordinator during business hours and 12-hour-a-day staffing at St. Theresa House, an affordable housing facility for frail elders located in Lynn. St. Theresa House is a joint effort between St. Mary’s Parish, Maloney Properties, Anodyne Homemaker Services Corporation, and GLSS.  This facility is funded through grants from local, state, and federal housing agencies.

Who is this program for?

Supportive housing is for residents of designated subsidized senior housing sites in Lynn (Caggiano Plaza or McGee House) or in Saugus (Laurel Towers, Laurel Gardens, Sweetser Corner, or Sachem Manor) who need help to remain living independently.

Where can I get more information?

If you live at one of the residential sites listed above and need help to remain living independently, call the Supportive Housing Coordinator in your building during business hours.

If you would like more information about supportive or affordable housing options in the Greater Lynn area, call GLSS Information and Referral at 781-599-0110 or e-mail info@glss.net.

GLSS is pleased to offer Supportive Housing Coordinator services at privately owned and managed senior housing sites in our area for a fee, as well as other free health self-management workshops and our unique Roving Kiosk (part of The Kiosk for Living Well program).

For more information, call the Director of New Initiatives at 781-586-8539.

 

To learn more about aging services in Massachusetts, call 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636) or visit 800ageinfo.com.

Program Brochure

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Supportive/Congregate Housing Services Programs

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