Decades of research have shown that pets positively affect our health, both physically and emotionally. This is particularly true for seniors. Despite numerous benefits, pet ownership presents many challenges for older adults. The cost of veterinary care and pet food has sky-rocketed, making it difficult to afford for individuals living on fixed incomes. Answering these needs is the purpose of the new SeniorPet program at SCES.
Seniors who need help with their pets can call 617-628-2601, ext. 602.
We rely heavily on volunteers and community contributions. You can help seniors and their pets by.
Donating to the following urgent needs:
- Sponsor a veterinarian appointment ($35)
- Sponsor a blood workup ($100)
- Sponsor a dental ($75-$125)
- Dry or wet food
- Cat litter
- Pet supplies
To donate, please click here. To make an in-kind donation of goods, you can bring them to our office at 61 Medford St., 2nd floor, Somerville, MA 02143.
Partner With Us
Call 617-628-2601, ext. 602
We are especially interested in partnering with area veterinarians, veterinary technicians, local business owners, and active seniors who would be able to donate time and services to the program.