Congregate Housing Program

The Congregate Housing Program is a State of Connecticut sponsored program for the frail elderly.  The State considers frail elderly as those individuals age 62 or older in need of assistance with one or more daily life functions.  The program should not be confused with assisted living as the Enfield Housing Authority does not provide direct healthcare services.

Residents have apartments that include a private kitchenette and private bath all on ground level.  All units are equipped with emergency call for aide systems and there is a Resident Services Coordinator to help residents arrange for community-based services, as they are needed.  There is staff on site 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Mark Twain Congregate Living Center consists of 82 units and is located at 110 South Road.  Off street parking is available.  There are two laundry rooms conveniently located inside the building.  Trash/recycling disposal and mailboxes are located inside the building.  Lunch is served in the Dining Room daily for those choosing to participate in the lunch program. 

Mark Twain offers various activities such as: 

  • Exercise program
  • Board/card games and Trivia
  • Volleyball and Dart board tournaments
  • Wii games
  • Gardening
  • Television lounge
  • Bingo
  • Potluck dinners
  • Flu clinics
  • Hair salon and foot care services
  • Therapy services and home safety evaluations provided by Bay Path University

Rents:
$426, $438 and $496 (depending on unit size) plus $305 monthly service fee

Residents pay a monthly rent and a monthly service fee, both of which may be subsidized by the State of Connecticut, depending on the resident's income.  Water, heat and electricity are included in the rent.

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