How SCES is returning to normal after the COVID Emergency

The State of Emergency order was lifted in mid-June, and our team at Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) is looking forward to resuming activities that were suspended during the Coronavirus pandemic.

As an essential services provider, we helped our older neighbors maintain health and independence throughout the pandemic. But we adopted some measures to help mitigate risk. The following is an updated list of where stands on reopening.

Our Office

Our office at 61 Medford St in Somerville is once again open for visitors. Masks are mandatory for staff and visitors.

Mask Usage

In meeting with the people we serve, the default for our staff is to wear a mask, unless both parties have been vaccinated and are comfortable without masks.

Programs on Hiatus

Unless noted below, all of our programs are operational and accepting new referrals.

  • Brown Bag—still on hiatus
  • Congregate Meals—still on hiatus
  • Kate’s Café—still on hiatus

Transportation to Vaccine Appointments

SCES is offering free transportation, via one of SCES’ transportation providers, for local older adults to COVID-19 vaccination sites in Cambridge, Somerville and adjacent communities.

SCES is encouraging those who are eligible to get vaccinated, and we do not want transportation to be an obstacle for the people we serve. If you are an older adult (age 60 and up) from Cambridge or Somerville, and you need a ride to your vaccination site, please give us a call!

We ask that you call well ahead of the appointment, so that we can connect you with a transportation option, and you can plan the most convenient travel time for yourself.

For More Information

For more information about how SCES can provide assistance with challenges of aging, caregiving, and disability, contact our Aging Information Center at 617-628-2601 or email