Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) the Brockton based regional elder services agency serving seniors, their families and caregivers throughout greater Brockton and Plymouth county, will hold their second “It’s About Time” free workshop for caregivers on Thursday, March 22, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Plymouth Council on Aging, 10 Cordage Park in Plymouth. (In the event of snow, the workshop will be rescheduled to March 29th.)
The workshop will teach caregivers techniques and strategies for managing time and reducing stress. The topics and class leaders are:
Meal preparation with Claudia Denelle of That’s Tasty!
Time Management with Sharon Fisher of Come to Order
Relaxation Techniques with Dee Lyon of Real Life Yoga
“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 Plymouth Council on Aging. OCES received a generous grant from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation to help fund this program.
Attendees will receive lunch and a companion book for the yoga program. Class size is limited so pre-registration is required. Respite care is available upon request.
Caregivers may 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, 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. For more information call (508) 584-1561 or visit the website at www.oldcolonyelderservices.org.