Old Colony Elder Services, an agency that serves elders, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers in 23 towns in the Brockton and South Shore area, will hold an Elder Care Expo on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Brockton Council on Aging located at 10 Father Kenney Way.
Elders, families and caregivers are invited to attend this free event which is sponsored by Old Colony Elder Services’ Family Caregiver Support Program (which is funded in part by The Older Americans Act, Title IIIE with support from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Old Colony Planning Council) and Elder Education and Community Outreach (EECO).
The event will feature health screenings, resource exhibits, refreshments, give-a-ways and raffles. Educational sessions include:
Rochelle Sugarman, Family Caregiver Support Supervisor at Old Colony Elder Services, will lead a seminar for caregivers on techniques for coping while caring for yourself and your loved ones.
Debra Bunszel, Certified Reflexologist, Reiki Master of Touch The Sole, will discuss the benefits of stress reduction and relaxation with a focus on the complementary techniques of reflexology and Reiki.
Deborah Ribak, LSW, of New England Sinai Adult Day Health, will provide One-on-One Consultation regarding Alzheimer’s disease issues and communication strategies.
For more information call Old Colony Elder Services 508-584-1561 ext. 272.
About Elder Education and Community Outreach (EECO)
EECO is dedicated to increasing public knowledge of programs and services available to elders and their caregivers thereby enabling them to make the best possible choices in meeting their individual needs. For more information about this group of Brockton-based providers, please contact Rochelle Sugarman, Family Caregiver Support Supervisor at Old Colony Elder Services 508-584-1561.
Incorporated in 1974, Old Colony Elder Services is one of 27 private, non-profit corporations designated as Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. OCES offers a number of programs to 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, their families and caregivers in 23 towns 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. 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