Elder Services is very much about providing people with options and choice. By that same token, we’re thrilled that so many chose to join Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) for Elder Fair 2017.
More than 300 older adults attended our free health and wellness expo on April 12, to learn more about programs and services that help people live in the setting of their choice.
Our motto at SCES is “Your Life, Your Way, at Home,” and Elder Fair was a good reminder of how strongly the option of Aging-in-Place resonates within our community.
To all who attended—thanks again for joining us!
Elder Fair 2017 drew some 60 exhibitors, offering a diverse mix of service providers, government programs, and community non-profits. Connecting people with helpful resources is a huge part of what we do at SCES, and there’s something special about gathering each spring to celebrate everyone involved.
Elder Fair wouldn’t be possible without our exhibitors, and they have our thanks—especially our Grand Sponsors: Anodyne Homemaker Services, Metropolitan Home Health Services, and Senior Whole Health. Special thanks also to Harvard University and MIT, which helped SCES underwrite lunch for our many guests.
An event like Elder Fair requires a strong volunteer component, and we were fortunate to have the support of several dedicated volunteers who contribute to SCES programs year-round, along with many SCES staffers who stepped forward to help out. It was a big job, but many hands made for light(er) work—thanks again!
Finally, a word of thanks to SCES Community Relations Support Specialist Margarida Mendonca, whose organizational and planning skills were invaluable to ensuring everything went smoothly.
Thanks to all of the above, Elder Fair 2017 was a great success. And we’re already looking forward to seeing you at the 19th annual Elder Fair in 2018!
Nathan Lamb is Director of Outreach and Community Relations at Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services
About SCES: Established in 1972, Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services is a private, non-profit agency dedicated to improving the quality of life and maintaining the dignity and independence of older people in Somerville and Cambridge. For more info, visit eldercare.org, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or call our Aging Information Center at 617-628-2601.