Seely-Brown Village is a congregate facility unlike any other, with our main goals revolving around resident happiness and community engagement. Come visit us today and see why we’re different from the rest.
It’s time to kick back and relax. Try Rhonda Wishart’s specialized yoga program, geared towards helping our residents with flexibility, strength and balance to prevent falls and increase mobility.
Enjoy the beauty of our large outdoor areas, gazebo, and patio set. Our lounge is also a nice sunny place to chat with friends, watch TV, listen to music, or even just read the paper and relax.
Led by experienced cook Bonnie Stuckart, Senior Food & Nutritional Service prepares a well balanced, nutritious, 3-course meal every day for our residents.
Seely-Brown Village provides heat, hot water, electricity, cable and wifi in addition to the congregate program. Seely-Brown Village has a bulk contract with Spectrum which greatly reduces the cost for our residents.
The State of Connecticut’s Department of Housing (DOH) has 26 congregates throughout the state. A congregate fills the gaps between independent living (you are on your own) and assisted (nurse on staff, medication management, three meals a day, assistance with multiple daily living skills such as bathing, homemaking, transportation etc).
A congregate is for seniors 62+ with one or more difficulties with daily living skills. Congregates provides a daily meal in the dining room, supplemental weekly housekeeping and 24-hour staffing for emergency response. A congregate does not provide any medical assistance or transportation.
The congregate program provides a daily 3-course meal in our dining room, supplemental weekly housekeeping provided by ARC of Eastern Connecticut and 24-hour staffing for emergency response. We are non-medical and we do not provide transportation. The Administrator lives on site. Our tenant’s drop their trash into one of our trash rooms and staff brings it out to the dumpster.
We also have programs such as Bingo twice a week, exercise class twice a week, residents can come to the rec room and play games at any time, we have a monthly donut day, birthday party and a monthly pizza dinner. Every Spring and Fall we have a Tea Party, annual Christmas party and our Christmas luncheon with our Secret Santa gift exchange. There are benches along the sidewalk that circles our building and a gazebo for residents to enjoy.
DOH mandates that we follow the HUD income caps for Windham County. Any applicant’s annual gross income must fall at or below the cap for that year to be eligible for congregate housing.
Using the DOH spreadsheet we input the annual gross income and the total out of pocket medical expenses for the previous calendar year. This gives us the amount of rent and congregate fees that the tenant is responsible for and the amount of the subsidy DOH will pay on the resident’s behalf.
There are two subsidies that apply to congregates, the Rental Assistance Program (RAP) and the Congregate Subsidy Program (CSP). Some applicants are eligible for one or both of the subsidies. Some applicants with higher incomes are not eligible. They pay full rent.
DOH has two separate budgets for congregates. Residents pay their rent with two checks broken down to “Rent” and “Congregate”. Our budgets are approved by DOH in May each year. Residents are given notice of their new rent and congregate fees by the end of May. The new fees go into effect on July 1st. Please contact Seely-Brown Village for the current fees.
Seely-Brown Village does not provide transportation, however, seniors can call Dial A Ride for transportation to appointments and shopping. Putnam does have a taxi service.
We are located at 400 Deerfield Road in Pomfret Center. You’ll find that Pomfret has its own Senior Center on Route 44 near Mashamoquet State Park. Day Kimball Hospital and Generations are just three miles down the road on Route 44 in Putnam along with medical offices for a variety of specialties. There are three grocery stores, Walmart, several pharmacies, walking trails, YMCA, easy access to I-395.
Please call our administrator Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:00 to get an application or click the link below to download the application directly. Complete the application in its entirety and mail to Seely-Brown Village, 400 Deerfield Road, Pomfret Center, CT 06259 or drop it off if you’re in the neighborhood. DOH requires that we maintain a waiting list and use a lottery system to choose applicants.
For senior housing our apartments are spacious at almost 700 square feet. Each has sprinklers, smoke detectors, four large crank windows for good air flow, a sleeve for an air conditioner, full kitchen with a dining area, individual thermostats, large closets, a storage bin in the basement and plenty of parking.
Pull cords and smoke detectors are linked to our staff’s beepers for quick response 24/7. Handicap height toilet, tubs have a Safeway Step allowing easier access, and grab bars in the shower/tub and toilet. Our bathrooms have plenty of room for walkers and wheelchairs.
Yes. As a congregate you’ll find there are rooms in the center core of the building for residents to use. The dining room serves a delicious 3-course meal every day at noon, our rec room has tables for bingo, cards, dominoes and puzzles, meeting room has an exercise class twice a week, library has a 32” flat screen with VHS/DVD player with movies to watch there or take home, tables for games and puzzles, a laundry room that never closes, a handicap restroom with a roll in shower and a hair salon.
Our lounge is a nice sunny place to chat with friends and neighbors, watch TV or a movie, listen to music, read the paper and relax. There are benches around the building, picnic tables, gazebo, and a patio set for all to enjoy.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to either call, email, or visit us. Finding a home shouldn’t be difficult. We’ll make it as easy as possible for you or a loved one to get into a home that’s easy to fall in love with.