congregate housing


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housing

 [howz´ing]
one or more buildings where people live.
congregate housing a living arrangement for healthy older adults in which residents live in their own apartments and may take their meals in a common dining room, with various opportunities for socialization with other residents. Housekeeping and maintenance services are provided, but health maintenance services are scheduled independently by the residents. Called also independent living facilities.

congregate housing

(kong'gra-git, -gat?)
A group residence, usually for older persons, which encourages independence and community living. The tenants may need some medical or social assistance, but not enough to require hospitalization or nursing home care. Congregate housing can also be used by head-injured patients, spinal cord-injured patients, recovering alcoholics, and others.
See: assisted living
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The final comparison is between individuals living in their own homes and not receiving case-managed home care versus a combined cohort of individuals in housing for the elderly and receiving case-managed home care and individuals in service-enriched congregate housing.
Bennes, who has been Millbury's congregate housing coordinator for more than 20 years, said she believes in the value of the program, but wishes it had not moved out of Millbury.
WASHINGTON, July 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Elderly Americans in need of affordable congregate housing that provides essential services such as meals and transportation will benefit from a new $100 million pilot product announced today by the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) (NYSE: FNM).
7 million series A bonds will be used to fund mortgage loans for projects under AHFC's multifamily, special needs and congregate housing loan program.
Integlia, as the congregate housing manager at the Maple Court housing development on Maple Street in Killingly, stole cash from residents of the 80-unit, non-profit housing community for elderly and disabled persons managed by the Killingly Housing Authority.
SMAA is a not-for-profit service and advocacy organization based in Portland, Maine, that provides meals on wheels, adult day-care, congregate housing, eldercare information and assistance, and volunteer opportunities to more than 10,000 seniors each year.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Millbury Adult Day Health Care or Congregate Housing, 10 Colonial Dr.
8 million series A and B bonds will be used to fund mortgage loans for six projects under AHFC's multifamily, special needs and congregate housing loan program.