Since 1972, Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) has been the area’s aging information and service center. SCES helps older people and people living with disabilities remain safe and independent in their own homes by providing a wide range of supportive services, as well as information and advice.
SCES services are available to older residents of Cambridge and Somerville, as well as their caregivers. Some services are open to adults with disabilities who are age 16 or older, and to residents of the Greater Boston area.
SCES is a state-designated Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) — formerly known as a Home Care Corporation (HCC) — and a federally-designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA).
Mission and Goals
Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services promotes the right of all individuals to live with dignity, in the setting of their choice by offering older people, younger people with disabilities, and caregivers the information, services and support needed to make choices which enhance health, well being and independence.
To enable older adults and younger people with disabilities to remain living in their own or their families’ homes for as long as they choose to do so.
To provide comprehensive information and assistance to older adults, younger people with disabilities and their caregivers on aging, long-term care, and other related issues and concerns.