1. What is Mystic River Congregate?
Mystic River Homes Congregate is an independent living community for adults 62 years or older in Southeastern Connecticut. Built in 1992 it is owned by Mystic River Homes, Inc., a non-profit organization. The community is funded by the Connecticut Department of Housing.
2. Is Mystic River Congregate affordable?
Yes. Resident’s income from all sources is limited in 2019/2020 to no more than $52,850 for one person or $60,400 for a couple; adjustments to income for medical expenses are considered. A rental assistance contract with DOH provides funding so that the rent portion for each apartment does not exceed 30% of adjusted income from all sources. DOH also provides subsidy for congregate services, based on state-mandated calculations.
3. Is there an entrance fee?
There is no initial security deposit, entrance or investment fee. Leases are written for one year but can be terminated for any reason by written notification at least thirty days prior to leaving.
4. How may I receive more information or apply for residency?
You may request an admissions packet by calling the Administrator at 860-572-6020, or by writing to the Administrator, Mystic River Congregate, 205 Elm Street, Noank, CT 06340. You may also contact us on our website.
5. What services are provided at Mystic River Congregate?
Our goal is to support the whole person by providing a full range of activities. We offer social and recreational activities, blood pressure screenings, exercise and fitness programs, volunteer opportunities, spiritual programs from multiple denominations, transportation for medical appointments, beautifully landscaped grounds for the enjoyment of nature, art opportunities, musical programs, educational presentations, and an on-site beauty salon.
6. Is Mystic River Congregate still open to older adults who wish to apply?
The popularity of our community means that as vacancies occur they are filled immediately, but we do keep an active wait list for those seniors interested in applying. Completed applications are accepted and ordered based on the guidelines provided by our Resident Selection Policy as approved by DOH.
7. Who paid for the building of Mystic River Congregate?
Mystic River Congregate has been funded through a vibrant coalition of public and private support from parties eager to meet the changing needs of older adults in our society. Funding sources include CHFA (Connecticut Housing and Finance Authority), DOH (Connecticut Department of Housing), Mystic River Homes, Inc., foundation grants, corporate donations and individual gifts.
8. How can I help Mystic River Congregate?
There are three important things you can do. First, become an advocate for Mystic River Congregate by encouraging relatives, friends and neighbors to consider Mystic River Congregate when seeking retirement or care options. Second, become a volunteer for this developing and dynamic community. Finally, become a generous supporter of Mystic River Congregate! As a registered, not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation, we rely on charitable gifts to provide the quality of life “extras” which are not funded from any other source. Click here to contact us about donating to Mystic River Congregate.