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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An appreciation of the process of moving to congregate housing promises to enhance understanding of adaptation to relocation among older adults.
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.
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.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Millbury Adult Day Health Care or Congregate Housing, 10 Colonial Dr.
Integlia, as the congregate housing manager at the Maple Court housing development on Maple Street, tried to and on several occasions stole cash from residents.
Other key projects during his terms included the creation of a congregate housing facility for the elderly in Whitinsville, affordable family housing in Rockdale, and the development of the Northbridge Senior Center in Whitinsville.