Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services

61 Medford St, Somerville, Ma 02143, Usa
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Our mission Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services promotes the right of all individuals to live with dignity, in the setting of their choice by offering older people, younger people with disabilities, and caregivers the information, services and support needed to make choices which enhance health, well being and independence.

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services

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Caring Neighbor

If you have a few hours each month to help a neighbor, you can: Run an errand for them while you’re running your own; Take them for a walk or read them the newspaper; Shovel their sidewalk in the winter time. Skills: Being a good neighbor!
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+
  • Individuals
  • Physical, Indoor, Outdoor
  • None
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Medical Advocate

As a volunteer in the Medical Advocate Program, you will be matched with a senior who needs help understanding his or her medical care. You will become familiar with the senior’s medical issues, and accompany them to doctor’s visits to make sure their concerns are addressed, and to make sure the senior understands the doctor’s diagnoses, prescriptions and instructions. Training is provided. Skills: Sensitivity to elders, reliability, good communication abilities. Patience with waiting for arranged transportation and dealing with anxious or frail elders is a must!
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Office Assistant

Periodically throughout the year you will be called when needed to perform Clerical Duties, Mailings, and/or Telephone Assistance.
  • Occasional
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays
How you help Bring your talents to help serve older adults in Somerville and Cambridge.
About us Since 1972, Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) has been the area’s aging information and service center. SCES helps older people and people living with disabilities remain safe and independent in their own homes by providing a wide range of supportive services, as well as information and advice. SCES services are available to older residents of Cambridge and Somerville, as well as their caregivers. Some services are open to adults with disabilities who are age 16 or older, and to residents of the Greater Boston area.
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