July 29, 2016 – Harbor Health Services, Inc., recently held a groundbreaking ceremony in Brockton, MA. The nonprofit public health agency administers the Elder Service Plan, a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE®), and is working to launch its second site.

Harbor Health Elder Service Plan purchased the former Temple Beth Emunah site in October 2015. Earlier this month, renovations were begun to convert the former temple into a medical facility and day center serving the needs of frail elders in the greater Brockton area. The expected completion date is mid-2017.

“Harbor Health Services is excited to be coming to Brockton with our program to serve frail elders,” said Kathryn Burns, vice president and executive director of Elder Service Plan. “We look forward to working with established programs and providers in the Brockton area to enhance the health care available to the most vulnerable elders.”

Currently, Harbor Health Elder Service Plan serves the Boston area and several cities and towns directly south of the city. The program serves more than 450 elders from Suffolk and Norfolk counties in the greater Boston area. The Brockton site will be the first PACE program to serve Southeastern Massachusetts.

Harbor Health Elder Service Plan opened its first site in April 1996 in the Dorchester area of Boston. When the program outgrew that location in 2010, it moved to Mattapan, where the corporate offices of Harbor Health Services also are located.

Harbor Health Services provides comprehensive health care in urban Boston neighborhoods, the South Shore, Southeastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod communities. In addition to administering the Elder Service Plan, Harbor Health owns and operates four community health centers: Geiger Gibson Community Health Center, Harbor Community Health Center-Hyannis, Harbor Community Health Center-Plymouth and Neponset Health Center.

On hand at the groundbreaking were (from left) Sue Joss, CEO of the Brockton Neighborhood
Health Center; Rob May, director of Planning and Economic Development for the City of
Brockton; Barry R. Koretz, principal at BKA Architects in Brockton; Kathryn Burns, vice
president and executive director of Harbor Health Elder Service Plan; Howard Shore, president
of Temple Beth Emunah; Lawrence Feeney, chair of Harbor Health Services Board of Directors;
and Daniel Driscoll, CEO of Harbor Health Services.

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