Massachusetts Elderly Supportive Housing Initiative
The MCDA offers its seniors tenants many amenities at all three of its state elderly public housing communities. One of the main benefits is the Supportive Housing Initiative which was developed and overseen by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (Elder Affairs) and the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The Supportive Housing Initiative creates a supportive living environment in state funded public elderly/disabled housing. By pooling resources that are currently being invested by an Aging Service Access Point (ASAP) and a housing authority in an existing development, frail, low-income elders have an opportunity to access a model of affordable supportive housing that promotes independence and aging in place.
The Supportive Housing Initiative program offers services on an as needed basis, 24 hours per day. The following are some of the services that are available to elders participating in this program:
- Service coordination
- Case management
- 24-hour personal care/on-site or on-call to respond to unscheduled needs and monitoring residents who need scheduled assistance
- Homemaker services and laundry
- Medication reminders
- Social activities
- At least one group meal per day
The goal of the Supportive Housing Initiative is to help seniors enjoy the highest quality of life while allowing them to age in place as long as it is feasible due to the health of the seniors.
Supportive Housing Services Offered Through BayPath Elder Services, Inc.
The day-to-day management of the MCDA's Supportive Housing program is overseen by BayPath Elder Services, Inc. BayPath offers home care and related services enabling people to live independently and comfortably in their homes while promoting their well-being and dignity. Founded in 1977 as a nonprofit corporation, BayPath has over thirty years' experience serving and advocating for the needs of older citizens. As a designated Massachusetts Aging Services Access Point, we depend upon state and federal contracts as well as private donations to provide vital services.
BayPath Onsite Office
BayPath maintains an onsite office located at 240 Main Street the Liberty Hill Apartments on the first floor. The BayPath Coordinator is Jane Rourk who can be reached at (774) 505-3661 or via email.
BayPath Sponsored Activities
BayPath and the Supportive Housing program offers several events and activities throughout the year to help seniors meet their neighbors and enjoy the company of others.
- BayPath Schedule of Events