Guides and Information

The Aging Information Center at Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services is a free clearinghouse for aging and disability issues. Browse below for advice and guidance on common questions and concerns .

NSTAR Assistance

Paying for electric fans and air conditioning in the summer months can be very expensive. If you are struggling with paying your NSTAR bill, then be sure to explore the various financial assistance and discount […]

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Overuse of Antibiotics

If you take an antibiotic you don’t need, you are exposed to the drug’s side effects–and none of its benefits.  These can include: fever, rash, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, headache, and nerve damage.  It may lead […]

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Staying Put

Staying Put is a grassroots voluntary effort to promote opportunities for residents of the Somerville Cambridge area, especially those 55+, to maintain active and meaningful lives as we age in community.  Launched in 2010, Staying […]

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Stay Healthy For Free!

SCES offers a range of health and wellness programs that enhance the quality of life of older people and younger people living with disabilities. Individuals can sign up for classes throughout the year. Space is […]

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Crohn’s/Colitis

The Crohn’s and Colitis Advocate Program* is here for you if you have Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis.  Thousands of people have taken advantage of the Crohn’s and Colitis Advocate Program. Now you can, too. Simply […]

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Learn to Cope Support Group

The Learn to Cope Support Group is free and offers a unique format that has experienced facilitators who have been there, resources, informational material, guest speakers (in long term recovery or professionals in the field), […]

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In-Home Fall Prevention

A one on one in-home program aimed at improving strength and balance, for people with difficulty participating in a Fall Prevention Program outside their home.  The program is aimed at improving strength and balance to reduce […]

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Secondhand Smoke

Did you know that smoking in your apartment may result in secondhand smoke harming your neighbors? Even if you smoke with the window open, smoke travels under doors, through cracks in the walls and ceilings, […]

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