Senior Support Services

 

Lincoln Housing Authority prides itself on providing “more than housing” and nowhere is that more evident than at Burke Plaza, Crossroads House, and Mahoney Manor.   The more than 270 men and women who live in these buildings have access to a wide variety of social and personal support services through the Resident Services Program and Congregate Housing Services Program.

The foundation for the Resident Services Program is the Resident Services Specialist at each building.   Their job is to provide general support to the residents and to offer a wide range of activities and programs to enhance the overall quality of life at each building.   They coordinate a monthly newsletter and calendar which lists activities and events throughout the month.  Those activities include pot-luck meals, garage sales, wellness and health activities, van trips for shopping and recreation, soup suppers, games, tail-gate parties, movie nights, special events and holiday celebrations, and other activities too numerous to mention.   Resident Services Specialists provide day to day support and assistance to individuals.  They also plan and educate the tenants on the building’s emergency and urgent-response systems.    The job couldn’t be done without the help of many resident volunteers who help plan and carry out many of the activities.

Lincoln Housing Authority has enhanced the Resident Services Program through an agreement with the LIFE Office of Aging Partners.   Through this agreement, the Congregate Housing Services Program (CHSP) brings the services of two full-time social workers to the building.  These social workers are able to work with individuals who need additional supportive services such as case management,  personal care, house-keeping assistance, and transportation.  In addition, the CHSP program is able to bring hot meals served six days a week in the dining rooms at Burke Plaza and Mahoney Manor.   There is also an option for an evening meal to be picked up at noon when the hot meal is served.

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