New SCES Program Offers Guidance for ‘Aging Well’

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) is hitting the studio, with a new half-hour show that will spotlight information and resources that can benefit older adults and people living with disabilities.

The show is titled “Aging Well,” and it will provide expert advice on a wide variety of topics related to aging, disability and caregiving, said SCES Director of Outreach and Community Relations Nathan Lamb.

“SCES operates an Aging Information Center that specializes in connecting people with information, supports, and services,” said Lamb. “It’s a great resource for people seeking guidance, and the idea here is making that expertise available to more people, in a way that they can access anytime, through the Web.”

The first Aging Well episode discussed Hospital-to-Home checklists, basically a short guide on ensuring a smooth transition home after a hospital stay and avoiding unnecessary re-admittance. Future segments are also in the works to highlight the Adult Protective Services program and the Adult Foster Care program at SCES.

“We have a lot of great programs at SCES, many of which are provided at no cost to the recipient, and this is a great way to spread the word about those resources,” said Lamb.

Aging Well is produced in partnership with Somerville Community Access Television (SCATV). Episodes will air on SCATV Channel 3 at the following times:

  • Sundays at 10am
  • Mondays at 7:30am
  • Tuesdays at 1pm.

Episodes will also be available through the SCES website, the SCES Facebook page, and the new SCES Youtube channel.

For more information at SCES services, contact the SCES Aging Information Center by calling 617-628-2601, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 5pm.