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Supportive Housing

Elm Terrace, Highland Village, Squakheag Village, Stoughton Place & Stratton Manor

Dec 2017 Supportive Housing PP photoRosie is happy to be living in an apartment at the Supportive Housing site in Shelburne Falls. You can watch a video showing her journey online.Rosie lives at Highland Village in Shelburne Falls. “I do like being in here. It’s quiet and peaceful,” says Rosie, adding that she likes that the people are nice, friendly, and helpful. “If you need some kind of assistance that you don't understand, they'll come to your apartment and help you figure it out.”

Highland Village is a Supportive Housing site. Supportive Housing is a program of LifePath that helps people to “age in place.” 

Five sites are located at:

  • Elm Terrace in Greenfield with 108 units
  • Highland Village in Shelburne Falls with 46 units
  • Squakheag Village in Northfield with 20 units
  • Stoughton Place in Gill with 14 units
  • Stratton Manor in Bernardston with 20 units

Susan Manatt, Supportive Housing coordinator, is committed to helping her neighbors in the community live better. “Part of my role is to help residents access services and benefits to which they might be entitled that will help them with the quality of life.”

These services may include case management; adult day programs; assistance with personal care, grocery shopping, and meal preparation; home safety adaptations; housekeeping and laundry; memory loss consultation; personal emergency response systems; supervision and companionship; transportation to medical appointments; a 24-hour emergency hotline; bill paying assistance; medication management; and more.

Residents gather for meals in the community room. In some residences, a weekly exercise class is available as well as educational programs and other social activities such as card playing and board games. Holiday celebrations occur throughout the year.

To apply for a unit at Elm Terrace, submit an application to: Greenfield Housing Authority, One Elm Terrace, Greenfield, MA 01301; to request an application, call 413-774-2932 or visit www.greenfieldhousing.org.

For the other four sites, submit an application to: Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority, 241 Millers Falls Road, Turners Falls, MA 01376; to request an application, call 413-863-9781 or visit www.fcrhra.org.

The Massachusetts Supportive Housing Program, a collaboration of the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) and Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), is available in 41 public housing sites statewide for elders and persons with disabilities and serves 6,360 senior residents.

Contact LifePath here.