Contact: Rena Rosenberg, Executive Director
Plough Towers is a 150-unit, government rent-assisted, high-rise for the elderly and mobility impaired. In order to live here one must be at least 62 or have mobility impairment and income cannot exceed HUD guidelines. Rent is determined by one’s income and is usually about 30% of income. There are 141 one bedroom and 9 two bedroom apartments in the building. Each apartment is carpeted and equipped with a stove, frost-free refrigerator, heater/air conditioner, emergency calls in the bedroom and bath, and grab bars in the tub. A noon kosher meal is served Monday thru Friday in the dining room. Staff includes a part time activity director who plans all types of activities. A full time service coordinator is employed to help residents with referrals to other agencies for services for which they may be entitled and to help with any other problems. A nurse practitioner comes to the building once a week to see those residents who request her services. Located within the building are a beauty shop, convenience store, washeteria, and computer center. A computer teacher instructs residents how to e-mail, to surf the Web and use of the computer programs. A physical therapy clinic, staffed by a professional therapist, is also in the building. A van takes residents shopping and to community activities on a regular basis. Residents are encouraged to participate in an active volunteer program in the building or in the community.