On February 20, 2019, Commissioner Gross visited Central Boston Elder Services, in part to celebrate Black History Month. Commissioner Gross spoke about his childhood and praised the elders for paving the way for his success. The elders thanked him for his leadership and discussed public safety.
Since 1974, Central Boston Elder Services (CBES) has been serving elders in the city of Boston by promoting elder independence with respect for their dignity and care. Founded by local community leaders and elder advocates, CBES was established to meet the needs of an under-served minority population in the city’s urban center. As a non-profit organization, CBES is the only Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) within the 27 eldercare agencies to aid in the social and economical development of the city of Boston.