Founded in 1972 as part of a national movement toward community-based care, Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services has embraced an ever-growing mission of providing vital services that help thousands each year live in the setting of their choice, with dignity.
That’s a short history of SCES, but really there’s much more to the story. As the new Director of Outreach & Community Relations for SCES, I’m looking forward to fleshing out those narratives in the days and weeks to come.
For those of you who haven’t met me, my name is Nathan Lamb. I’m a longtime newspaper guy, who discovered along the way that non-profits do some pretty amazing work in the community and wanted to be a part of that.
In practice, this will likely translate into several primary functions. Publicity is central to my role, and I’m looking forward to matching human faces with our department statistics to illustrate how our work is making a difference for real people in our communities. Outreach is another major focus, and I’ll be deeply involved with organizing events that promote our mission, along with building partnerships that will allow us to do more. Finally, I plan on being an advocate for elder issues, helping to rally support for efforts and initiatives that do right by our clients.
There’s a lot going on here, and I’m eager to get started.
As for myself, I’m a Vermont transplant who has lived most of the past 15 years in Massachusetts. My professional experience includes 10 years in newspapers as a reporter and editor, with a brief detour into high-tech journalism. I have degrees in English and Communications, and read a lot of history in my spare time. I am a husband and recently became a father, and we all live happily in the wonderful City of Malden.
That about covers it for now. I’m very happy to be with SCES, and am looking forward to helping write the next few chapters in this agency’s living history.
By Nathan Lamb