Thank you for celebrating Elder Fair 2018 with us

Elder Fair 2018 has come and gone, and on behalf of Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES), I want to thank everyone who helped make our annual health and wellness expo a joyous occasion.

Elder Fair 2018 drew more than 300 guests on April 11, connecting local residents with organizations that support health and well-being. SCES PHOTO

Now in its 19th year, Elder Fair drew more than 300 local older adults for a morning of socializing and learning about organizations that support independence and well-being.

Connecting people with useful resources is a huge part of what we do at SCES, but there’s something special about bringing everyone together, as both a celebration of our mission and the people we serve. Our sincere thanks go out to everyone who was a part of that.

In that same spirit, I want to recognize the 66 exhibitors who participated– partnering with us to offer such a wide range of information at Elder Fair– and our 54 donors, whose generous support allows us to offer Elder Fair as a free event for the public.

While the complete sponsor list is too long for one letter, I would like to single-out our Grand Sponsors—Anodyne Homemaker Services, Cambridge Trust Company, Multicultural Home Care and Senior Home Health. Special thanks to Harvard University and the Massachusetts of Institute of Technology for joining with SCES to donate lunch for the event.

Elder Fair brought together more than 300 people last week, including these former neighbors who hadn’t seen each other for 45 years! 

Finally, a huge word of thanks to SCES Operations Manager Margarida Mendonca, for a fantastic job organizing Elder Fair (and making it look easy), along with SCES Office Manager Betty Mitchell (for providing key logistical support) and to the many volunteers who helped host the event.

Thank you again for joining with us to celebrate Elder Fair 2018. I hope to see all of you again at Elder Fair 2019!


Nathan Lamb

Nathan Lamb is Director of Outreach and Community Relations for Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) is a non-profit agency that supports the independence and well-being of older people in Somerville and Cambridge. For more information, visit, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, or contact the SCES Aging Information Center at 617-628-2601 for free advice and guidance.