Harborlight House, Beverly
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Originally home to the first mayor of Beverly, Harborlight House is a quality senior residence, providing a comfortable, nurturing home to seniors, age 62 and over, of limited means. Situated just steps away from the beach and downtown center, Harborlight House features beautiful New England decor, 30 private units with bathrooms and kitchenettes, inviting common areas, recreational activities, and personal care and medication management services.
Click here to read about the extensive renovation work recently completed at Harborlight House.
Harborlight House's caring and friendly staff is committed to maintaining an environment that fosters respect, dignity and privacy within the context of a safe, healthy, and active home. Residents maintain their maximum independence while receiving the assistance they need.
In the Beginning
In 1963 First Baptist Church in Beverly bought and remodeled two Victorian homes which became Harborlight House, a congregate living facility for elderly of limited means in Southern Essex County. In 1965, Harborlight House Properties, Inc. was formed as an independent non-profit corporation, and for the next 30 years, Harborlight housed 25 to 27 seniors in a 24-hour staffed facility offering meals, housekeeping, laundry, and other assistance.
In the 1990s, it became increasingly apparent that in order to adequately serve the older population coming to Harborlight House, it was necessary to fully renovate the property and offer expanded personal care and medication management services. To make this happen, Harborlight underwent a successful $5,000,000 capital campaign.
As the demand for regional affordable housing and services continued to grow, a more complete infrastructure was necessary in order to adequately meet these needs, and Harborlight Community Partners, Inc. was born.
"Harborlight House is like a lighthouse that throws a ray of light of hope and respect to people who are seeking a new life. Welcome to Harborlight House a family-oriented facility that gives you courtesy and respect, a place to meet and make new friends, where you will enjoy nice living quarters and good food. This is your home... welcome!"
JF, Harborlight House resident
"We never dreamed that our mother would be so well taken care of in her frail years. It makes all of us feel renewed faith for she is surely in God's hands at Harborlight!"
Nan Rogers, daughter of a Harborlight House resident.
"I like it here! I love everyone! They have been so nice to me."
JS, Harborlight House resident
"Everyone who lives here is so fortunate to have such loving, dedicated people on staff who make them feel special. The atmosphere that has been created here makes Harborlight House a real home, warm and inviting to all!"
Glenn Peterson, son of a Harborlight House resident
1 Monument Square, Beverly, MA 01915