Health and Wellness
Programs that enhance the quality of life of older people and younger people living with disabilities.
Elder Mental Health Outreach Team
The Elder Mental Health Outreach Team (EMHOT) helps address unmet behavioral health needs of older adults through in-home counseling and case management support. Through addressing the client’s underlying behavioral health condition, such as anxiety or depression, EMHOT social workers partner with clients to help reduce social isolation, improve medical care coordination, and increase access to mental health and wellness supports.
Free. Open to residents of Cambridge and Somerville ages 50 and up.
Stay Strong – A Fall Prevention Program
This program is a one-on-one in-home program for people who would have difficulty participating in a Fall Prevention Program outside of their home because of mobility and fear of falling.
The program is aimed at improving strength and balance to reduce the risk of falls and increase the participant’s ability to safely leave the home.
A trained instructor will conduct five home visits to:
- Teach and demonstration strength and balance exercises that can be done at home, individually, or with the help of a caregiver
- Help participants choose an appropriate exercise class in the community, as well as arrange transportation if needed.
To register, or for more information contact:
Eliza Wiesner at 617-628-2601, x3108 / firstname.lastname@example.org