60 Marched Against Elder Abuse in Brockton

Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the Brockton based regional agency serving older adults and individuals with disabilities, joined forces with the Brockton Council on Aging (COA) and HarborOne Bank to “March Against Elder Abuse”. On June 13th, 60 members from the community and the three organizations marched down Main Street in Brockton in an effort […]

Old Colony Elder Services Encourages Individuals & Businesses to Take The 2012 Giving Common Challenge October 10 & 11

Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) is pleased to announce that they are participating in the Giving Common Challenge, which will take place over 36 hours (beginning at 8:00 a.m. October 10th and extending to 8:00 p.m. October 11th). OCES will join more than 500 other nonprofits to raise money and compete for prizes ranging from […]

Old Colony Elder Services Offers Educational Class for Family Caregivers in October

Are you a caregiver to a spouse, parent, relative or friend? Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the Brockton based regional agency serving elders, their families and caregivers throughout greater Brockton and Plymouth County, is offering “Powerful Tools For Caregivers”, a six-week educational program for family caregivers. The educational program is designed to help family caregivers […]

Patrick Administration Proposes $2.1 Million Cut In Elderly Home Care Rates

A statewide elder advocacy group will testify this Friday that the Patrick Administration has proposed “unreasonable” rate cuts that will cut $2.1 million in support for home care for low-income seniors—at a time when more than 2,200 elders are on a wait list for care. Al Norman, the Executive Director of Mass Home Care, will […]

Old Colony Elder Services Outlines the Signs of Dehydration and Shares Recommendations

Should dehydration concern elders? Yes, according to Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the Brockton based regional elder services agency serving seniors, individuals with disabilities and caregivers throughout greater Brockton and Plymouth County. “Dehydration is a major cause of elders being hospitalized. Many infections in elders have been linked to dehydration and, if not diagnosed early […]

Old Colony Elder Services to Set Up Information Booths at Supermarkets and Pharmacies On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Elder abuse is on the rise. Last year, Old Colony Elder Services’ Protective Services department staff assisted over 800 abused or neglected elders within the service area. OCES helps elders who have been victims of neglect or harm from a caregiver; types of abuse include physical, verbal, psychological and financial. To keep elders living safely […]

Old Colony Elder Services to Hold “It’s About Time” Program for Caregivers on March 22 at Plymouth COA

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 […]

OCES to hold Alzheimer Care Seminar for Family Caregivers on Friday, January 27

Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the Brockton based regional elder services agency serving seniors, their families and caregivers throughout greater Brockton and Plymouth county, has announced that an “Essential Skills for Alzheimer Care” seminar will be held at the Kingston Senior Center, located at 30 Evergreen Street, on Friday, January 27, 2012 from 9:30 to […]

OCES Receives Donation from Rockland Trust for Money Management Program but also Needs Volunteers

Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) the Brockton based regional elder services agency serving seniors, their families and caregivers throughout greater Brockton and Plymouth county, has recently received a generous donation to their Money Management Program from the Rockland Trust Company. Money Management volunteers who can help seniors manage their household finances are needed to keep […]

240K HUD Grant Awarded to Old Colony Elder Services

Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) the Brockton based regional elder services agency serving seniors, their families and caregivers throughout greater Brockton and Plymouth county, is one of five agencies that has been awarded the Resident Opportunities and Supportive Services (ROSS) federal grant. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban development has developed the ROSS program […]