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USES’ Seniors Services program enables long-time community residents to live independently and comfortably in their own homes, to engage with the broader community, and to maintain their health, wellbeing and happiness. For many, our facility serves not only as a community resource but as a social hub; a place to make friends, to participate in structured and productive activities and to contribute skills and knowledge.
By folding participants into a larger community where they can both receive needed services and offer the value of their own experiences, our Seniors Services program harnesses the benefits of a settlement house model to impact seniors’ physical, mental, emotional, and social health. USES’ unique, comprehensive, community-based senior service model offers assessment and intervention along with educational, social and recreational opportunities to preserve dignity, maintain independence, and promote life satisfaction among the older adults we serve. We do this through three main programs:
The Senior Home Repair Program, in partnership with the City of Boston’s Department of Neighborhood Development (DND), assists low-moderate-income home owners to affordably manage minor and major repairs and home improvements that address an immediate threat to health and safety.
The Home Repair program enables long-time home owners to maintain self-sufficiency and financial security while living independently and comfortably in their own homes.
Our class offerings help support the physical, mental, emotional, and social health of the seniors we serve. Current class offerings include Computer Skills (Beginner and Advanced), Jazzercise, A Matter of Balance, Tai Chi, the Platinum Singers, and Creative Recycling. Click here for the full schedule of classes.
In partnership with Kit Clark Senior Services’ Program, we offer a low-cost lunch five days a week, exclusively for seniors. This service not only provides seniors with an affordable and accessible lunch option but additionally facilitates for socialization and community engagement.
Creative activities have included classes in watercolor, collage, bookmaking, and drawing as well as field trips, visiting artist talks and opportunities to exhibit. Classes increase well-being and mastery in the arts.
In partnership with the Greater Boston Food Bank, the Commodity Supplemental Food Program works to improve the health of elderly persons 60 years of age and older by supplementing their diets with nutritious USDA Foods. Participating individuals receive a free 35lb bag of groceries each month.
Mission: To build a strong community by improving the education, health, safety and economic security of low-income individuals and families in Boston's historic South End/Lower Roxbury and to serve as a national model of successful neighborhood engagement.
The following classes are now available: Computer Skills (Beginner and Advanced), Jazzercise, A Matter of Balance, Tai Chi, the Platinum Singers, Creative Recycling, and a monthly Diabetes Support Group.