Pat Speroni, Administrator of Hill House in Riverside announced the congregate housing residence for frail elderly people, 62 years of age and older, of low to moderate income, has begun taking applications for space in its just completed new wing.
The residence has 24 new apartments with placements on a first come, first served basis. Applications must be received no later than Tuesday, July 5 at 4:00 PM.
Speroni spoke about the new window of opportunity during the annual meeting of the Hill House board of directors led by its Chairman and President, Samuel Telerico. She reflected on the year past with a turnover of 7 residents, as well as the challenge and excitement of growing 65% from 37 to 61 apartments. Of the 70 seniors formerly on the interest list, 24 are still under consideration, and 10 have been approved. New residents will be moving in on or about August 1st.
Hill House is now composed of two three-story buildings with 61 apartments serviced by elevators. Each apartment consists of one bedroom, living room-dinette, kitchenette, and a full bath equipped with safety bars and emergency call units. A newly enlarged central dining room, staff on premises 24 hours a day, and weekly light housekeeping for each resident help elders maintain independence in a personal and secure setting. Especially important, there is increased common space for resident and community activities, as well as a living room with cable TV and internet access on a well-used shared computer.
Housing is available for one or two person families who are 62 years of age or older who have a need for congregate services. Family income from all sources may not exceed $58,000 for one person and $66,250 for two people. Staff support includes an on-site Administrator, an Assistant Administrator, a Resident Service Coordinator, and a Resident Superintendent supplied by Elderly Housing Management. Staff also includes two full-time attendants, a housekeeper, and weekend security personnel.
Hill House in Riverside is financed with a combination of public and private funds, including: State of Connecticut Department of Housing, Town of Greenwich Community Development Block Grants, and generous charitable contributions of individuals, corporations, small businesses, foundations, civic organizations, and religious institutions.