Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) invites the community to celebrate health and wellness at Elder Fair 2017 on April 12.
Now in its 18th year, Elder Fair is a free expo that showcases useful information, services, and government programs for older adults, caregivers, and people with disabilities.
Some 60 agencies and vendors will participate in Elder Fair 2017, offering the following:
- Free eligibility screening for government programs
- Free screenings for blood pressure, medication, and more.
- A chance to connect with health and home care organizations.
- Vendor giveaways and more.
SCES Director of Outreach & Community Relations Nathan Lamb described Elder Fair as both a celebration and a natural outgrowth of the agency’s central mission.
“Connecting people with community resources is a huge part of what we do, but facilitating those exchanges in person, through a nice social event, is unique,” said Lamb. “I think that’s a big part of why this event has seen such strong support over the years.”
Elder Fair also offers the opportunity to meet with representatives from the following SCES programs:
The Aging Information Center free information and guidance on aging-related issues.
Adult Family Care a MassHealth funded program that supports live-in caregivers.
The LGBT Task Force– provides resources and hosts a monthly community café.
Meals Programs– Meals on Wheels and the Brown Bag grocery supplement program.
Health and Wellness– Fall prevention, Diabetes and Chronic Disease Self-Management
Private Pay Home Care and care management, without eligibility requirements.
Volunteer Programs- Medical Advocates, Medical Escorts, SeniorPet and more!
Lamb also thanked the many program sponsors who help make Elder Fair possible, including event Grand Sponsors Anodyne Homemaker Services, Metropolitan Home Health Services and Senior Whole Health.
Elder Fair 2017 will take place at the Holiday Inn Boston-Bunker Hill (30 Washington St. in Somerville), from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12.