Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Need a CharlieCard or a CharlieTicket?

Learn about the Charlie Card, the MBTA's new reusable and rechargeable ticketing system.

CharlieCards are available at any one of our stations, pass sales offices, or retail vendors.
Click here for a list of distribution locations.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Checklist for Your Next Doctor Visit

>>Click here to Download or Read Printable Version (pdf)>>


Are you visiting your doctor? Be prepared with a checklist...

Are you visiting your doctor or other health care provider? Be prepared with a list of questions you can take with you.

>>Click here to Download or Read Publication>>

New to Medicare? Low Income? Don't Have a Drug Plan Yet? Need to Pick Up Your Prescriptions?

The LI NET Program ensures that individuals with Medicare’s low-income subsidy (LIS), or “Extra Help,” who are not yet enrolled in a Part D prescription drug plan are still able to obtain immediate prescription drug coverage. 

>>Click here for Medicare's LI Net eBrochure [PDF, 619KB]>>


MassHealth Coverage Types and Member Forms

>> Click here for more information about MassHealth, Member Forms and Covered Services >> 


MassHealth Mail and Fax Cover Sheet

MassHealth has published a Mail and Fax Cover Sheet that should be used when sending documents to the Enrollment Centers or Central Processing Unit.  There are two important points to remember when using this form:
  1. DO NOT PHOTOCOPY THIS FORM.  A new form should be printed with every use.  This form contains a barcode that is used by MassHealth's new scanning system.  Photocopying the form can diminish the integrity of the barcode and make it illegible to the scanning system.
  2. Please use one cover sheet per household.  If you are sending documents for multiple cases, use a separate cover sheet for each case.

AT THE CROSSROADS...Family Conversations about Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Driving - Publication by The Hartford

>>Click here for Printable Version or to read publication>>


Friday, January 2, 2015

Senior Housing in Peabody

Senior Housing Options in Peabody

Market Value

Eaves by Avalon (formerly Essex Place)

    51 Keys Drive
    Peabody, MA  01960
Terrace Estates

    152 Shore Dr # A,
    Peabody, MA 01960
    (978) 531-1172
Brown School Residences

    200 Lynn St
    Peabody, MA 01960
    (978) 977-977-0000

Public Housing (Subsidized)

Rent based on 30% of income.

Peabody Housing Auithority (age 60+)
Executive Director Anne Marie Burns

·         667/1 Bresnahan Street      35 units
·         667-2 Wilson Terrace           50 units
·         667-3 Connolly Terrace        52 units
·         667-4 Eastman Park              52 units
·         667-5 Rockdale Park             50 units
·         667-6 Seaglitz*                      78 units
·         667-7 Farnsworth                 29 units

*        The Seeglitz is located at 75 Central Street.  It has a federal subsidy and requires a separate application (green).
      Checklist of Docs>>
            Application for Seaglitz *>>
      (print w/color printer or on green paper)

*        The other buildings (Bresnahan, Wilson Terrace, Connolly Terrace, Eastman Park, Rockdale Park and Farnsworth are state subsidized and require a separate application (white).
      Checklist of Docs>>
Peabody Housing Authority

    75 Central Street
    Peabody, MA - 01960
    (978) 531-1938
Peabody housing authority provides housing assistance to low income residents through the management of the areas housing choice voucher program - section 8. This program is income based and the eligibility guidelines are set by HUD. There may be waiting lists for these vouchers and at times the lists may close to new applicants based on the size of and length of wait on the lists. If you are in need of housing assistance in the area please contact the Housing Authority directly to obtain more information about eligibility requirements, availability of assistance, the status of any waiting lists and their application procedures.
Type of Listing: Housing Authority

Privately Owned Affordable Housing (income based) 62+
88 Units
Fairweather Apartments

    20 Central St 
    Peabody, MA 01960
    (978) 744-7835

Rent subsidies are available for income-qualified residents. Professional on-site management, with 24-hour emergency response, is offered by Preservation Housing Management.

140 Units
Peabody House

    18 Walnut St
    Peabody, MA - 01960

Peabody house is a senior low income housing apartment subsidized by the federal governments HUD (housing and urban development division).
Type of Listing: HUD Subsidized Apartment
Section 8 Housing assistance is available where approved.

173 Units
Tannery II

    12 Crowninshield Street
    Peabody, MA - 01960

Tannery II is a family low income housing apartment subsidized by the federal governments HUD (housing and urban development division).
Type of Listing: HUD Subsidized Apartment
Section 8 Housing assistance is available where approved.

48 Units

            98 Central Street
            Peabody, MA - 01960
            (978) 531-5883

Penelope is a senior affordable living community.
Type of Listing: HUD Subsidized Apartment
Section 8 Housing assistance where approved.