Peter Sanborn Place

FINALIST  |     Best Resident Services at an Affordable Community

Best Resident Services at an Affordable Community

Nominated By:    Peabody Properties                                                   Location:    Reading, Mass.

Project Statement:

Peter Sanborn Place (PSP) is an age-friendly community that provides a safe, positive, healthy, and fun atmosphere that residents call home. PSP is an affordable community predominately designed for seniors 62 years and older as well as persons with disabilities under age 62. The residents enjoy a multitude of programs provided on-site by the Resident Services Team which is comprised of a Resident Service Coordinator (RSC) and Registered Nurse/Resident Care Coordinator (RN/RCC), who provide resources and assists residents with referrals to supportive services. This team approach is unique and enhances the supportive housing model promoting a vibrant independent lifestyle for residents living in the community.

The partnerships created with the community include the Girl Scouts who provide intergenerational programs, local dance studios who provide performances, Reading Cooperative Bank which has a satellite banking office on-site to assist residents with banking needs and provides financial literacy education, a monthly mobile library, High School who provides student interns to assist with events and who organize ladder ball and corn hole games, weekly exercise classes through the YMCA, Tai Chi, and community meals. We also provide the residents with health and wellness presentations, holiday activities, knitting, open mic nights, monthly entertainment, Wii bowling, board game tournaments, baking, rock garden, podiatry clinic, hairdresser, and traveling dental program.

Residents are connected to the necessary supportive services they require to assist them with aging in place. Resident Services has done a commendable job in establishing partnerships with Mystic Valley Elder Services, PACE Element Care, ABLE Home Care Visiting Nursing Association who provides overnight care for residents in need and other local supportive service agencies which provide transportation to shopping centers, medical appointments, and adult day health programs. PSP also collaborates with the Veterans Service Officer, town nurse, and Council on Aging for outside program participation.

Developer:                          Peabody Properties

Architect:                          Peabody Properties

General Contractor:     Peabody Properties

Photographer:                 Peabody Properties

Project Website:              Peter Sanborn Place