Rogerson Communities has been providing housing and health care for elders
and low-income individuals and families since it was founded in 1860.
Today, the non-profit organization serves more than 1,500 Greater Boston
families through 26 facilities and programs. These services include housing,
adult day health programs, fitness training and memory loss care and treatment.
Rogerson Communities’ pioneering adult day health programs now
serve 350 clients annually through five programs for both medically
disabled and memory loss clients.
Rogerson Fitness First provides professionally
administered strengthening, mobility, balance and flexibility exercises
using Nautilus equipment specially designed for elders. The program
is offered free of charge to day program participants and residents
of affordable housing facilities.
One of Greater Boston’s preeminent historic preservation developers,
Rogerson has successfully completed the conversion of six historic Boston
buildings into affordable housing. Several more are currently in development.
Community spaces in Rogerson facilities are available for use by the
broader community, encouraging ongoing interaction between residents
and their neighbors.
Rogerson Communities led the way in establishing the service coordinator
model for independent elder housing. In addition, Rogerson Communities
was the region’s first management company to encourage elders
to keep pets, and the policy is now used as a model nationally.