Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the non-profit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities, is presenting an educational event during Brockton Knocks Down Diabetes (BKDD) week, June 11-18, 2016.
On Friday, June 17, 2016 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., OCES in partnership with Brockton Council on Aging will present a “Meal Planning for Diabetes” workshop at Training Resources of America, 231 Main Street #302 in Brockton. Topics to be covered include what and how much to eat. Donna-Marie Forand, Outreach & Education Specialist at OCES, and Dottie Slack, Health Education/Outreach Coordinator at Brockton COA, will lead this workshop. This educational event is free and open to the public.
Learn more about OCES by visiting their vendor table on Saturday, June 11th during the Health and Wellness Expo at The Shaw’s Center, One Feinberg Way in Brockton.
OCES employees will also participate in the Leo MacNeil Family Fun Walk on Saturday, June 18th at 9:00 am at Campanelli Stadium, One Feinberg Way in Brockton. OCES encourages community members to join them in the walk on June 18th (all walk participants receive free admission to the Brockton Rox game at noon) and at other free events during BKDD week.
OCES encourages community members to attend as many events as possible to raise awareness of diabetes. Admission is free to many of the workshops thanks to BKDD sponsors and program partners. Entries for great prizes will be available at each event throughout the week, so the more events attended; the more chances attendees have to win prizes.
Brockton Knocks Down Diabetes (BKDD) is a coalition co-founded by HarborOne Bank in 2011, in collaboration with over 40 area organizations, including OCES, to address the critical diabetes epidemic within the greater Brockton community. To learn more about events during BKDD week and to obtain a brochure, visit https://forhealthycommunities.com/bkdd
Founded in 1974, OCES proudly serves greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities. OCES is a private, non-profit organization headquartered in Brockton.
OCES is designated as one of 26 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. OCES’ mission is to support the independence and dignity of elders and people with disabilities by providing essential information and services that promote healthy and safe living. The agency has 235 employees and operates more than 15 programs serving older adults, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information call 508-584-1561 or visit www.ocesma.org.