This holiday season, the staff at Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the regional elder services agency serving seniors, their families and caregivers throughout greater Brockton and Plymouth county, is reaching out to the younger generation. They are “giving back” to the community’s youth by participating in the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program.
Staff members from the Brockton based elder services agency select gift tags which list the first name and age of each child, and then they fulfill children’s holiday wishes by purchasing the suggested gifts.
Last year OCES provided more than 50 gifts to the area’s children. For more information about the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree program visit www.salvationarmyusa.org.
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, 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. OCES has 157 employees. For more information call (508) 584-1561 or visit the website at www.oldcolonyelderservices.org