Lesley Towers, previously known as Park Towers, was built in 1963 in partnership with HUD. It is a 12-story complex containing 158 studio apartments and 40 one-bedroom apartments. Lesley Towers is a vibrant, supportive community that provides affordable housing and enhanced services for older adults with low incomes. The building has undergone major improvements in the past few years to ensure that it continues to provide affordable, safe, quality housing. The property offers well-maintained, comfortable apartments each with its own kitchenette. Lesley Towers is conveniently located in downtown San Mateo, directly next to the greenbelt of the Japanese Garden and Central Park and just blocks from the public library, the local senior center, and public transportation.
An integral part of the services offered at Lesley Towers is the role of the Director of Resident Services, who oversees the Social Services and Activity Programs at both Lesley Towers and Lesley Terrace. Residents are assisted to maximize their independence and individual strengths through the aging process. The Director of Resident Services advocates for residents, providing linkage to supportive services and community resources, including but not limited to transportation, homecare, counseling, financial management, and health care. In collaboration with community partners the Director of Resident Services organizes monthly educational forums to provide information related to positive aging and wellness. Additionally, the Director of Resident Services helps to assess when a higher level of care may be needed and provides guidance regarding alternate housing and care options. Assistance is offered on a confidential basis with respect to each individual’s dignity and unique circumstances.
The convenience store on-site is run by the Residents Committee. Management staff is available during regular business hours, and there is a Resident Manager on duty after hours and on weekends.
Lesley Towers provides housing only. There is presently no meal program, and this facility is not licensed to provide assisted care services. Applicants must earn less than the Very Low income limit, as classified by HUD.