Promoting a better quality of life, the program combines recreation, culture, health, educational and case management services.


Our residents having fun playing bingo

IBA’s Resident Services Program works to empower residents of the Villa Victoria affordable housing community with a particular focus on the community’s seniors, we promote living an a more active and fulfilling life. Using a culturally responsive approach, our caring and bilingual team helps residents:

  1. Meet basic needs through advocacy, case management and referrals.
  2. Keep active and connected to the community through social, recreational, and cultural programming.
  3. Boost health and wellness through fitness/exercise classes, workshops and health screenings.
"It helped me make connections with my neighbors and each other. I learned to play music and share my skills. I would recommend this program because is a good way to bring people together, improve communications, improve health and trust each other. Also, people know who I am."- Edwin Seda, 52 years old.

Program Services:

  • Assistance with translation and interpretation.
  • Social, recreational and cultural programs.
  • Health workshops and screenings, and support for medical appointments.
  • Fitness and exercise classes.
  • Field trips.


Be a part of IBA’s Resident Service Program. Let’s get together for recreational activities, arts classes, health and fitness workshops, and cultural events! Fill out the application form

For more information, please contact Suzeth Dunn-Dyer, Program Director at (617) 399-1962.

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Resident Services Updates & Announcements

Posted 4 months ago

Stretch out on Plaza Betances with IBA preschool and resident services on Fridays at 11AM.

Posted 4 months ago

Fair Food Program is at IBA every Tuesday at 2pm. Stop by for low-cost fruits & veggies!

Posted 4 months ago

We want to hear from you! Join us on May 30th at 5:30PM for our monthly Community Meeting.

Posted 6 months ago

Join the next Community Meeting! Speak your mind on March 28.

Posted 7 months ago

It’s time for the monthly Community Meeting on February 28! Join other Villa Victoria residents to tell us what’s on your mind.

Posted 8 months ago

In observation of Black History Month, residents are invited to dance and celebrate our roots on February 22nd. Join the party!

Posted 1 year ago

Art and Meditation: Practice mindfulness through meditation and art with your neighbors every Wednesday at 1:30 for the next six weeks.

April 26th to May 17th.
From 1:30 to 3pm at Community Room.

Posted 1 year ago

Dancing the Merengue: Enjoy this easy and light dancing class to get moving. No partner necessary!

May 1st, 8th, 15th from 1 to 2:30 pm.

Posted 2 years ago

Celebrate the arrival of the Three Kings to Bethlehem during our Three Kings Celebration on Jan 5th at 5pm!

Posted 2 years ago

Join us in celebrating the holidays on Thursday Dec 8th in Plaza Betances for our Villa Victoria Tree lighting!

Posted 2 years ago

Come decorate the ornaments at 2pm on Monday November 21st! They’ll adorn our Christmas tree in Plaza Betances.

Posted 2 years ago

Join us Friday November 18th at 1pm for our Thanksgiving Lunch! We’ll celebrate our community together over a delicious meal.

Posted 2 years ago

Don’t forget to join us every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday for coffee hour at 3pm!

Posted 4 years ago

Every TUESDAY, fair food. For just $2 per bag; fill it with vegetables and fruits. From 2:00 to 4:00PM at VVCA.