Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) is offering a Caregiver Support Group on the second Wednesday of each month beginning in September, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the Hanson Senior Center located at 132 Maquan Street. OCES is an Aging Services Access Point headquartered in Brockton and serves seniors and caregivers in 23 towns south of Boston.
The Caregiver Support Group is an educational support group that allows caregivers to exchange practical ideas and information. Attendees will also be able to gain insight from guest speakers. Light refreshments will be served.
The Caregiver Support Group is associated with the Alzheimer’s Association and free respite will be provided on site. To RSVP or for questions, contact Nicole Welch, Program Development Manager at Old Colony Elder Services, 508-584-1561, ext. 249.
Incorporated in 1974, Old Colony Elder Services is one of 27 private, non-profit 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; Adult Family Care; Supportive Housing; Nutrition; Money Management; Protective Services; Home Care and more.
OCES offers these programs in the towns of 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.
In 2009, OCES was honored with the Metro-South Chamber of Commerce’s “Economic Impact Award”. The agency has 140 employees. For more information call (508) 584-1561 or visit the website at www.oldcolonyelderservices.org.