Mar 1, 2018 – Element Care featured in Merrimack Valley Magazine
A New Program Helps Element Care Keep Seniors at Home
Participants in a new program at Element Care are adopting virtual pets. These “byte-size” critters provide a sense of companionship and remind their “owners” to take medications or exercise. They also keep an eye out for distress.

Feb 18, 2018 – Element Care featured in Merrimack Valley Magazine: Noteworthy
Chhan Touch Joins Element Care as Nurse Practitioner
Chhan Touch has joined Element Care as a nurse practitioner in its Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) in Lowell, Massachusetts, and is currently accepting new patients. (Section: Movers & Shakers)

Feb 1, 2018 – Element Care featured in HealthLeaders
Element Care’s Avatar Program in HealthLeaders
To better serve its nearly 1,000 patients, nonprofit Massachusetts-based healthcare organization Element Care extended its services in participants’ homes through the use of avatar technology developed by California-based (Article on pages 9-11)

Jan 28, 2018 – Element Care featured in Lowell Sun
Cynthia Smith elected as a board member 
Cynthia Smith, a senior community liaison for PACE at Element Care, has been elected as a board member of the Greater Lowell Chamber of Commerce.

Nov 24, 2017 – Element Care featured in Beverly Wicked Local
Element Care receives Service Partner Award
Element Care was honored with the Service Partner Award from Harborlight Community Partners at their Unlocking Doors, Opening Communities event at the Kernwood Country Club in Salem.

Nov 5, 2017 – Randi Leeman featured in Merrimack Valley Magazine: Noteworthy
Randi Leeman wins prestigious Marie-Louise Ansak Award
Randi Leeman was featured in Merrimack Valley Magazine’s Noteworthy newsletter as a Mover & Shaker in the region.

Oct 23, 2017 – Element Care’s Avatar Program featured in Thomson Reuters
Meet Bella, a digital pet caring for the elderly with purrs and companionship
Element Care’s Avatar program was featured in Thomson Reuters publication. The article features Element Care participant and how the™ Avatar has benefited her health.

Oct 20, 2017 – Leading Age Case Study on Element Care
Integrating Innovative Technology in the Home to Provide Enhanced Continuity of care and Decreased Healthcare Costs for Older Adults
A Case study by Leading Age on the benefits of™ Avatar for Element Care participants.  Element Care’s data shows that through’s avatar-driven intervention protocols, Element Care has reduced avoidable emergency department (ED)
visits, decreased the need for in-home services such as companions and nursing visits, and gained invaluable insight and participant information which has led to significant financial savings and improved continuity of care.

Sep 9, 2017 – Element Care 6th Annual Olympics – Beverly Citizen
Area Seniors compete in Element Care PACE Olympics
The goal of Element Care’s PACE Olympics is to promote wellness and a healthy, active lifestyle for older adults so they can live in their homes and communities, safely and comfortably, for as long as they can, keeping their stays in hospitals and nursing homes as minimal as possible.

June 15, 2017 – Element Care Featured on Bridge Cape Ann                                                     As part of Older American’s Month, Element Care celebrated PACE Participant’s Appreciation Day at all our centers during May. These special events were held to thank and recognize each participant for setting such a shining example of how to age well by continuing to live independently at home and within the community. The celebration included a thank you from Bob Wakefield (CEO of Element Care) who also presented participants with a “Partner in Excellence” certificate and a mug as a token of appreciation for their role in building Element Care into the 7th largest PACE organization in the country. A special video was recorded at the Emerson PACE Center by Kory Curcuru from “The Bridge CapeAnn” Blog ( and was posted on their Facebook page which has over 12,000 followers. The video features testimonials from our participants as well as a program overview by Bob Wakefield. The video can be viewed here:

April 22, 2017 – Element Care featured in New Hampshire – Union Leader
Silver Linings: Program shows promise by keeping frail elders independent 
PACE at Element Care was featured in the Union Leader publication from New Hampshire as part of their ‘Silver Linings’ series, focusing on issues of aging in NH.

Mar 01, 2017 – Khmer Women – Leading the Way
Journeys of Khmer Women [link]
As part of the Lowell Women’s Week, Element Care, in collaboration with Lowell Community Health Center, will share the journeys of successful Khmer Women in the community.

October 17, 2016 – WCEC 1490AM
Vanessa Salas-Wright on WCEC [link]
Element Care’s Vanessa Salas-Wright on WCEC 1490AM

September 27, 2016 – Merrimack Valley Magazine
Integrated Behavioral Health at Element Care [link]
Integrating Behavioral Health into PACE interdisciplinary care team at Element Care

August 1, 2016 – Lynn Daily Item
Element Care Market Street Center in Lynn Holds Carnival [link]
Element Care Lynn Site Celebrates Day with a Carnival

July 17, 2016– Lowell Sun, National PACE Association
Element Care Celebrates Khmer Community at Rooftop Party [link]

Element Care Hosts Rooftop Event to Celebrate Khmer Leadership Community

June 30, 2016 – National PACE Association
Element Care’s Gloria Burdett, MS, Speaks at Annual PACE State House Day [link]
Element Care Behavioral Health Specialist Speaks at 2nd Annual PACE State House Day

June 15, 2016– National PACE Association
Sen. Eileen Donoghue Visits State-of-the-Art Element Care PACE Center in Lowell  [link]
State Senator Eileen Donoghue Visits New Element Care Lowell PACE Center

May 24, 2016 – National PACE Association, Lowell Sun
Element Care Lowell Building Receives Green Building Award[link]
Element Care Lowell Building Achieves Green Building Award from City of Lowell.

May 7, 2016 – Tri-Town Transcript, Salem News and Eagle Tribune
Catherine Nierenberg Promoted to Director of Rehabilitation [link]
Element Care announces promotion of Catherine Nierenberg to Director of Rehabilitation 

April 21, 2016 – The Beverly Citizen, The Danvers Herald, The Salem Gazette and North Shore Weekly
Senator Joan Lovely Visits Element Care’s PACE Site in Beverly [link]
Senator Joan Lovely of Salem visited Element Care’s PACE site at the  Cummings Center in Beverly April 19. Senator Lovely was very engaging and spent a lot of time speaking to PACE participants and staff, but in addition, sat with 3 participants over lunch while they shared their story of how PACE “saved their life”.

April 12, 2016 – The Lynn Daily Item
Element Care Nurse Practitioner Works Locally and Thinks Globally [link]
Tish Mukula, NP, of Element Care’s School Street PACE center was interviewed by the Lynn Item on her humanitarian work in Africa’s Democratic Republic of Congo. The article illustrates the passion and devotion Tish has for this undertaking to help girls and women in the Congo.

April 6, 2016 – Everett Independent
Liz Agnes Promoted to Director of Site Operations[link]
Element Care’s announces promotion of Liz Agnes to Director of Site Operations (page 10) 

March/April, 2016 – Merrimack Valley Magazine
Keeping PACE with Local Seniors PDF
Article showcasing Central PACE at Element Care in its March/April issue. The article featured several quotes from Dr. Jenny Chiang who describes our mission and the value of our coordinated care model. The article included very vibrant photos of the interior of the building as well as of staff members and participants, including Dr. Chiang, Stephanie Jalbert with participant Soheap Luy, and Johann Hepner, NP, with participant Barbara Kelly.

February 3, 2016 – Gloucester Daily Times
Keeping PACE with the times
Article describing Element Care’s Gloucester PACE site (Emerson). Gloucester Mayor Sefatia Romeo Theken visited the Emerson site and took a tour of the facility and spoke with participants. “One of the things I like about (the program) is that it does follow people through to long-term care, and it is comprehensive,” said Mayor Romeo. The article includes photos.

November 17, 2015 – WCAP Radio 980AM in Lowell
“Merrimack Valley in the Morning” Radio Show
Dr. Jenny Chiang is interviewed by radio show host Teddy Panos.  Dr. Chiang describes the PACE program and announces that Element Care’s state-of-the-art PACE center at 166 Central Street in Lowell is open and enrolling new participants.  She also invites Teddy’s listeners in the greater Lowell area to attend upcoming “Meet the Doctor” events and tours.

October 11, 2015 – Merrimack Valley Magazine’s Noteworthy
Element Care Celebrates Grand Opening
Coverage of ribbon-cutting at the grand opening of our Lowell PACE site.  Features Bob Wakefield, Element Care Executive Director, Lowell Mayor Rodney Elliott, building owner Arthur “Chip” Gonsalves and other dignitaries.

October 4, 2015 – Lowell Sun
Senior-care firm finds downtown Lowell in their Element
Article describing Element Care’s new Lowell PACE site prior to the open house and includes photos and two video clips.

September 18, 2015 – Daily Item
Lynn Nurse is in her Element [link]
Story on Element Care’s NSCC Scholarship Program and featuring Jessica Crowley, RN who discusses how the program helps local students pay for college and then start their medical care in their own community.

August 5, 2015 – Salem Patch
Salem Seniors Keep it Healthy [link]
Coverage from the Salem Health & Wellness Fair that was sponsored by Element Care and held at the Salem Council on Aging.

July 9, 2015 – Ipswich Chronicle
Ipswich’s Donovan takes part in Element Care’s Olympics for seniors [link]
Describes Mike Donovan’s  transformational story and how PACE at Element Care helped him get out of the house and live an active life that now includes competing in the PACE Olympics.

June 23, 2015 — Boston Magazine
Local Elderly Care Facility Hosts Yearly Olympic Games [link]
Describes how Element Care’s PACE Olympics help older adults maintain their health, wellness and competitive spirit. It features Betty Ann “Chickie” Synder’s transformation from being bed-ridden to a full-of-life Element Care Olympic athlete and cheerleader.

June 19, 2015 – The Daily Item
Lynn Seniors Keep PACE in Competition [link]
Coverage of Element Care’s 4th Annual PACE Olympics describes the event, its importance in keeping people in the community and includes quotes from participants.

May 3, 2015 – The Lowell Sun
New life for a long faded gem: Former Lowell bank building will house senior care company [pdf]
Describes Element Care’s renovation of an abandoned, four-story Victorian Gothic building as it is being transformed into a state-of-the-art PACE site in the heart of downtown Lowell.

May 3, 2015 – The Lowell Sun
Across downtown, a host of projects promise new vitality  [pdf]
Describes Element Care’s construction site in Lowell as perhaps the most notable of a range of projects looking to re-invigorate Lowell’s downtown.

April 9, 2015 – North Andover Citizen
Senator Tarr wins award for senior advocacy [link]
Robert Wakefield, Executive Director of Element Care presented State Senator Bruce Tarr with one of the inaugural MassPACE Legislative Champion awards at the State House.