Depending upon a person's functional level, their financial resources and desire to live in a certain type of environment, there are a number of housing options for older adults. The spectrum ranges from living at home with the assistance of home care services, to subsidized housing, retirement communities, assisted living facilities, and nursing homes. For additional information on the various housing options, contact our Information & Referral (I&R) Department, at 413-781-8800.

GSSSI Congregate Housing Programs

Congregate housing is a shared living environment for individuals with physical limitations not requiring 24-hour supervision or medical care. It is ideal for people who no longer feel comfortable living alone but who still wish to be independent and have privacy. Tenants have their own private bedroom/sitting areas and share a large kitchen, dining room and living room. Supportive services may include homemaker, personal care and a shared meal program.

The congregate housing facilities are owned by the local Housing Authority and sponsored by Greater Springfield Senior Services.


  • Must be at least 60 years of age or
  • An adult under 60 with a disability
  • Not require 24-hour supervision or medical care
  • Income must fall within city or town Housing Authority financial guidelines


  • Agawam
    Danahy Schoolhouse
    51 Maple Street
  • East Longmeadow
    McLaren House
    82 Quarry Hill Road
  • Springfield
    Robert O. Morris Congregate Housing
    603 Berkshire Avenue

For more information and an application, call Greater Springfield Senior Services at 413-781-8800 and ask to speak with a Congregate Housing Coordinator.