More than ever, the Housing Authority has been focusing its efforts on the senior population, realizing we are in the midst of unprecedented growth in the U.S. population aged 65 and older. In 2011, in communities across the country, the leading edge of the Baby Boom generation reached age 65. By 2030, more than 70 million Americans—twice the number in 2000—will be 65 and older. At that time, older adults will comprise nearly one in five Americans. At the same time, spending for aging supports and services is shrinking—precisely at the time it is needed most.
Bringing supportive services to our affordable senior housing communities is a cost-effective strategy for helping low-income seniors age in place even as they struggle with frailty, disability and chronic illness. Some of the services and programs offered to seniors through the Housing Authority are listed below.
Provides opportunity to get outside, and learn about cultivating and growing plants and vegetables.
Programs that address physical fitness, nutrition, and prescription information.
Provides transportation for weekly shopping trips.
Annual ‘Young at Heart’ Senior Fair
Provides Housing Authority seniors and other community members with the opportunity to meet with and explore resources available in our community, while enjoying a nice afternoon of food and music with friends and neighbors.
Senior Community Times
A monthly newsletter distributed to several HACSB senior properties. Click here for the latest Senior Community Times.
Easy Lift Transportation Coupons
Available to Housing Authority seniors, which are good for one ride utilizing their Dial-a-Ride Service.
MTD Bus Passes
Available to Housing Authority seniors, $2 for 10 rides, one purchase per month while available.
Provides gently used furniture acquired through community donations to seniors moving into housing.
The Supportive Services Program provides case management services by trained professionals, to help improve the quality of life of Housing Authority seniors, with an emphasis on promoting dignity, independence, and healthy aging-in-place.
Short-term, individual and family counseling is available free of charge through a contract with New Beginnings Counseling Center.
Supportive Services Contact
Lesley Wilson, MA, LMFT
HACSB Main office
808 Laguna Street
Senior Programs Information
For more information about HACSB senior programs, call Rigoberto Gutierrez at (805) 897-1074 or firstname.lastname@example.org