More than 50 programs and service providers that help older adults age-in-place will converge in Somerville for Elder Fair in April.
Hosted by Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES), Elder Fair is a free health and wellness expo that provides information and screenings for older people and their caregivers. The event will take place at the Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill (30 Washington St. in Somerville), from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12.
Providing options that help older adults live safely, in the setting of their choice, is central to the mission of SCES. Elder Fair provides access to a wealth of useful information about government resources, elder advocacy groups, and service providers. We’re excited to offer the following at Elder Fair:
- Free consultation on eligibility for government assistance by SCES Age Info professionals.
- Free screenings for blood pressure, medication, and more.
- A chance to connect with health and home care organizations.
- Raffles, vendor giveaways and more.
Elder Fair will also feature the SCES Adult Family Care (AFC) program, which provides a tax-free stipend for live-in caregivers who assist eligible clients with personal and medical needs. AFC serves much of the Greater Boston Area, along with Essex County and most of Middlesex County.
For more information about SCES and Elder Fair, connect with SCES on Facebook and Twitter.
About SCES: Established in 1972, Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to improving the quality of life and maintaining the dignity and independence of older people in Somerville and Cambridge. SCES is a state designated Aging Services Access Point and a federal Area Agency on Aging. Some SCES services are targeted to low-income residents of Somerville and Cambridge, age 60 and over, who need assistance with managing daily activities. Other services are available to older adults, disabled persons and family caregivers throughout the Greater Boston area.
We also thank our Grand Sponsors for Elder Fair: