Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) the Brockton based regional elder services agency serving seniors, their families and caregivers throughout greater Brockton and Plymouth county, has been awarded a generous grant from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation, which will fund their upcoming “It’s About Time” free workshop for caregivers. The workshop will be held on November 8, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lakeville Council on Aging, located at 1 Dear Crossing in Lakeville.
The workshop will teach caregivers techniques and strategies for managing time and reducing stress. Topics to be covered include:
“The ‘It’s About Time’ workshops teach strategies which help caregivers avoid burnout and remain physically and emotionally healthy while they provide essential care-giving services,” noted Diana DiGiorgi, OCES’ Executive Director.
The “It’s About Time” workshop is offered in partnership with the Lakeville Council on Aging. OCES received a grant of $6,054 from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation which funds this program.
Attendees will receive lunch and a companion book for the program. Class size is limited so pre-registration is required. Respite care is available upon request.
Caregivers must register for the workshop by contacting Rochelle Sugarman at OCES (508) 584-1561 ext 312.
Incorporated in 1974, Old Colony Elder Services is a private, non-profit corporation designated as one of 27 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. OCES offers a number of programs to serve seniors, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers such as Family Caregiver Support; Adult Family Care; Supportive Housing; Nutrition; Money Management; Protective Services and Home Care.
OCES serves elders, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers in 23 communities in Southeastern Massachusetts: Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, Wareham, West Bridgewater and Whitman.
The organization’s mission is to provide services that support the dignity and independence of elders by helping them maximize their quality of life; live safely and in good health; and, prevent unnecessary or premature institutionalization. For more information call (508) 584-1561 or visit the website at www.oldcolonyelderservices.org.