Harvard Crimson Story Praises SCES LGBT Programs

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) is committed to meeting the needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) older adults—and that work was recognized in a recent Harvard Crimson article.

The piece, titled “On Whose Shoulders They Stand’: BGLTQ Older Adults in Cambridge,” focused on organizations tailoring programs to the needs of LGBT older adults, to help with issues such as isolation and loneliness.

“Over the past decade, Massachusetts elder care services have sought to address this loneliness through programming designed specifically for BGLTQ older adults. In particular, three organizations—Ethos, Fenway Health, and Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services—have stepped up to the task,” said the article.

SCES LGBT Liason Lisa Bryant was recently quoted in a Harvard Crimson piece about services for LGBT older adults.

SCES LGBT programs mentioned in the piece included a monthly community gathering—Kate’s Café–, and a recent inter-generational outing with the Harvard College Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, Transgender, Queer, and Allied Students in the Sciences (HBASIS) group.

Kate’s Café is hosting on the fourth Wednesday of every month from 6-8 p.m. at Ryles, 212 Hampshire St in Inman Square, Cambridge. Cost is $4 for 60-plus, $7 for under 60.

SCES also maintains an LGBT elder resource guide, which includes events about area social events and community resources.

For more info on SCES LGBT programs call 617-628-2601 x3151 or email info@eldercare.org