Services For Elders

CHA strives to incorporate the social and physical needs of our growing elderly population into daily operations at the senior developments.

We partner with the region‘s extensive network of highly qualified elder service agencies and programs. CHA‘s Service Coordinators identify these resources and make them available to seniors.

Elder Service Coordinators

CASCAP provides four full-time and one part-time Service Coordinator to CHA. They conduct needed assessments, provide case management, and make medical and social service referrals for over 600 elders in four of CHA‘s federal developments.

CHA’s part-time service coordinator focuses on activities and case management at a large family complex with over 70 elderly and disabled residents needing supportive services and increased socialization opportunities.

CHA PACE Services for Seniors 55+

CHA partners with Cambridge Health Alliance PACE (Program for All Inclusive Care for the Elderly) to provide 24/7 on-site staffing and elder supportive services at three locations: Millers River Apartments, John F. Kennedy Apartments (JFK) and Lyndon B. Johnson Apartments (LBJ).

Recreation and Education Services

CHA serves the recreational needs of its elderly residents. We partner with the City‘s Department of Human Services through the North Cambridge Senior Center, an on-site facility housed at the Russell development.

Translation Services

CHA provides translation services for Haitian Creole residents at LBJ, JFK, Millers River, and Burns Apartments. Bilingual French Creole speaking staff provide translation services to residents for management, maintenance requests, and service coordination.

CHA provides English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at three developments: LBJ, Manning, and Millers River Apartments.

Supportive Living Services

The Supportive Living Program provides elder residents with homemaking services, shopping, meal preparation, and case management services at no cost or on an income-based sliding fee scale.

The Supportive Living Program at Millers River Apartments operates in collaboration with Somerville Cambridge Elder Services.  We offer case management services and activities to all residents of the building that are comparable in scope with the Supportive Living Program at Manning Apartments.