Local adult day program closes permanently

NEWBURY—Less than two years after the Oxbow Senior Independence Program celebrated its 30th anniversary, its day program has had to call it quits. The adult daily services program is yet another victim of the coronavirus pandemic.
OSIP was founded in 1987 with a dual mission. The organization provides subsidized, independent housing for older adults and adults with disabilities at three properties in Newbury and Wells River.
Built in 1988, the Montebello Hill Apartments in Newbury has 15 units. Spear House Apartments and Spear House in Wells River opened in 1992 and have 18 units, according to Robin Barone of Newbury. She has been the chair of the DOSIP board of directors for almost 23 years.