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Cambridge Health Alliance Psychiatry Manager Receives Community Service Award from Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services
Posted Date: 12/16/2007

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Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) announced today that Meckle Elston, LICSW, is the recipient of the 2007 Kahn Community Service Award presented by Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES). Given in the memory of Nancy P. Kahn, a case manager and supervisor at SCES for over ten years, the award honors those who improve the quality of life of seniors in the community through interagency collaboration. It was recently presented to Ms. Elston at the Serving Seniors Community Celebration in Somerville.

Ms. Elston is the manager of geriatric outpatient psychiatry for CHA. In addition to geriatric mental health programs, CHA offers a variety of services for seniors, including the Elder Service Plan, the Memory Center, and HouseCalls, which provides primary care to homebound seniors who do not have access to the doctor's office.

Somerville-Cambridge Elder Services (SCES) offers resources, information, advice, and services to seniors, caregivers and disabled people. SCES helps these individuals remain safe and independent by offering assistance in the following areas: Elder Care, Home Care, Aging, Disabilities, Senior Housing, Meals-on-Wheels, and Adult Day Care. For more

Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) is an innovative, award-winning health system that provides high quality care in Cambridge, Somerville, Everett, Malden, Revere, and the surrounding Metro-North communities in Massachusetts. It is a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School and includes three hospitals, more than 20 primary care practices, the Cambridge Public Health Department, and the Network Health plan. With this unique model, CHA is able to offer the finest health services, a diverse working environment, and a premier training experience for those interested in community-based medicine. For more information:


Cambridge Health Alliance is an academic community health system committed to providing high quality care in Cambridge, Somerville and Boston’s metro-north communities. CHA has expertise in primary care, specialty care and mental health/substance use services, as well as caring for diverse and complex populations. It includes three hospital campuses, a network of primary care and specialty practices and the Cambridge Public Health Dept. CHA patients have seamless access to advanced care through the system’s affiliation with Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. CHA is a Harvard Medical School teaching affiliate and is also affiliated with Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Tufts University School of Medicine.