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Stories & updates from our Massachusetts programs

PACE: Where You Belong – Part 3: Stories of Inspiration and Empowerment

In the third and final installment of our “PACE: Where You Belong” series, we bring to you heartening stories of inspiration and empowerment from the participants and their caregivers of Neighborhood PACE and Cambridge Health Alliance(CHA) PACE. These narratives reflect the profound impact of PACE programs and illuminate its members’ life-changing experiences. Kathleen Monteleone – […]

PACE: Where You Belong – Part 2: Stories of Resilience and Community

In our continued journey through the PACE narrative, we dive into the second chapter of our three-part series. Focusing on the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), we’re privileged to shed light on its transformative reach. As we embrace this month’s theme, “PACE: Where You Belong,” we illuminate the depth and breadth of […]

PACE: Where You Belong – Part 1: Transforming Lives Through Community-Centric Care for Older Adults

This year, as we celebrate National PACE Month-themed “PACE: Where You Belong,” we begin our 3-part blog series to spotlight each of our eight PACE programs, whose goal is fostering community and connectivity—fundamental elements for individual well-being. For our first blog, we hear stories from three PACE programs; Serenity Care, Mercy LIFE, and Element Care […]

A Spotlight on PACE Nurses

During this week’s quarterly meeting of MassPACE, we had the privilege of speaking with our exceptional PACE nurses in celebration of National Nurses Week and International Nurses Day. The nurses we chose to spotlight were nominated for the distinguished Phyllis Solomon Award, established to honor the memory of Phyllis Solomon. Phyllis Solomon was a highly […]

Considerations for Combining PACE with Housing

In recent years, there has been a recognition of the importance of social determinants of health, including the impact of where a person lives on their overall health and well-being. This is especially true for older adults, for whom safe, accessible, housing with integrated health and long-term care services (such as home care, housekeeping, and […]

EBNHC + TND + PACE =A New Era for our Senior Citizens

Read the full article here. In 1965, the rock band The Who gave us this iconic line in their anthemic 1960s song, My Generation: “Hope I die before I get old.” Well, anyone old enough to remember that song (and reading this column) obviously didn’t follow their advice — and those now-senior citizens are far […]

Congratulations to Serenity Care #PACE for receiving IHI Level II recognition as an #AgeFriendlyHealthSystem 

This post was originally posted on the MassPACE LinkedIn. Read the full post here. Congratulations to Serenity Care #PACE for receiving IHI Level II recognition as an #AgeFriendlyHealthSystem – Committed to Care ExcellenceGuided by an essential set of age-friendly evidence-based practices across the 4Ms (What Matters, Medication, Mentation, and Mobility). This geriatric model sets a systematic and practical standard of […]

PACE health care model an help improve services for Ma veterans

This article was originally posted on Metrowest Daily News. Read the full article here. No one has sacrificed more for our country than veterans. Yet for years, Veterans Administration Medical Centers have been plagued by challenges. COVID-19 and the Afghan war — our longest ever — have put new strains on the VA. Policymakers in […]

Keep up with PACE: Episode 08 Adam Burrows

This podcast was originally posted on Carevention. Listen to the podcast here. Join us for this podcast series, hosted by Ankur Patel, MD, MBA, FAAFP, Chief Medical Officer at Tabula Rasa HealthCare. The podcast focuses on strategies to grow Programs of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) as one of the best models of care […]

Aging with Dignity in a Supportive Community

On June 2, 2022, 2Life Communities, Element Care, and partner organizations and funders launched the construction for the redevelopment of the J.J. Carroll BHA building that will have 142 additional affordable units for older adults in Brighton It was a beautiful day on Chestnut Hill Avenue in Brighton, where old and new colleagues gathered around […]

Focus on Lynn Seniors in New Vaccination Clinics

This was originally posted on Read the full article here. LYNN — A new round of vaccinations will be going out to Lynn seniors next week, in the Commonwealth’s drive to get elderly people protected against COVID-19. The new drive will be conducted by Element Care PACE, a Lynn-based elderly care organization that provides […]

Between A Quarter And A Third Of Health Care Workers Have Refused The COVID Vaccine

Read the full story here. GBH featured CHA in a story about COVID-19 vaccination reluctance and efforts to promote its safety and efficacy. CHA PACE executive director Jed Geyerhahn and Avlot Quessa, senior director of multicultural affairs and patient services, discussed hesitancy on the part of CHA PACE staff and communities of color in general, […]

PACE program assists with care, transportation

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Free program supports Massachusetts seniors living at home

This was originally posted on Read the full post and watch the video here. COVID-19 has dramatically impacted older adults, through illness or the isolation often needed to keep them healthy. In Massachusetts, a free program is supporting those able to stay in their homes by partnering with families as the pandemic continues to […]

MassPACE Conference Housing and PACE Part Two

This video was originally posted on Vimeo. Watch the video here.

MassPACE to Host Virtual Conference to Highlight Strategies for Improving Elder Care, Celebrate 30 Years of PACE

Massachusetts Secretary of Health and Human Services, Marylou Sudders, to join PACE Leaders and Frontline Workers in Speaking at Event What: MassPACE, the Massachusetts Association of the Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), today announced it will host the second annual MassPACE Conference virtually from October 28-29, 2020. The event will bring together […]

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Registration for the MassPACE Virtual Conference is Now Open!

Join with other PACE employees, vendors, elder stakeholders, and aging services providers as we celebrate 30 years of PACE in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. PACE in MA has grown from one small pilot program in 1990, to eight programs serving almost 5,000 participants and their families and caregivers in 2020. And now more than ever, […]

MassPACE Celebrates National PACE Month, Promotes Healthy Aging and At-Home Elder Care

BOSTON – September 9, 2020 – MassPACE, the Massachusetts association of the Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), is celebrating National PACE Month in September. The National PACE Association (NPA) has designated September as National PACE Month to raise awareness and celebrate the difference PACE makes in the lives of enrolled seniors, their […]

Webinar: Caring for Older Adults with Complex Needs in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from PACE Innovations

Date and Time: June 30, 2020, 2:00 – 3:30 pm ET (11:00 am – 12:30 pm PT) Register Here The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is an evidence-based care model for older adults who meet a nursing-home level of care but live in community settings. These organizations blend funding from Medicare and […]

A Safe Alternative to Nursing Homes

In a 2018 blog post, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) describes PACE as “safe alternative to nursing homes.” While posted in 2018, this post is more relevant than ever in light of the COVID-19 crisis. More than 1.8 million seniors over the age of 65 in the United States live in supportive care facilities, […]

COVID-19 Resources

Massachusetts PACE organizations take very seriously their commitment to maintaining the safety and security of all of the older adults, their families, and caregivers, as well as their staff, vendors, partners, and communities. Please follow the tabs below for links to resources with more information about some of the directives and resources PACE organizations are […]

Picking up the PACE for Elder Care

JAMES WOODBERRY, wheelchair bound and severely depressed, struggled to find hope. Overwhelmed by his condition and a complex healthsystem, the 80-year-old Boston resident and his family faced a grim future. It was only after several failed attempts that he came across a program equipped to handle his needs — the Program of All Inclusive Care for the Elderly, or PACE.

Don’t Miss the MassPACE 1st Annual Conference – September 18, 2019

Join us for a networking and learning experience as we celebrate the unique aspect of integrated care demonstrated by the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). There are eight PACE plan providers across Massachusetts serving 5,000 consumers in the community. The MassPACE Association was formed in 2017 for the purposes of providing leadership […]

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The Facts About PACE in Massachusetts

The Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) is a federally funded health care plan that offers a variety of services, with many of them provided onsite at a PACE center. In this article, we’ll review the facts about PACE, including the value to the individual, the community and to the delivery system.


PACE is available in 271 of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts. Use our zip code directory to see if PACE is available in your community.


If you would like to join our advocacy and outreach to further this goal; or if you are an organization interested in developing PACE, please contact us.

Contact Us

Each of the 8 PACE programs in the state are independent, not-for-profit organizations, with their own enrollment and assessment process. Contact the PACE program that serves your geographical area, and ask to speak to an enrollment specialist.