Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the non-profit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout greater Plymouth County and surrounding towns, has announced that Susan Willis, Chief Programs Officer of the agency, is retiring after more than 22 years.
Willis, a Kingston, MA resident, has been instrumental in the success of OCES. Her passion, dedication and support of programs including Home Care, Protective Services and Adult Family Care, to name a few, have made a positive impact on many individuals and families as well as OCES staff. Susan was involved on many committees both internally and externally such as Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital—Plymouth’s Community Benefits Advisory Committee, Tenancy Preservation Committee, and OCES Social Work Committee. She always advocated for older adults and individuals with disabilities to have access to healthcare, in-home and community based services, as well as basic needs such as heat, medications and food.
“We can’t thank Susan enough for her tireless efforts and dedication to OCES and the community over the past 22 years,” said Nicole Long, CEO of OCES. “Congratulations Susan! OCES will miss you and we wish you all the best in your retirement!”
During retirement, Susan plans to spend more time with her family. “I will miss working here and OCES will hold a special place in my heart,” said Willis.
Founded in 1974, OCES proudly serves greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities. OCES is a private, non-profit organization headquartered in Brockton with a second office in Plymouth. OCES is designated as one of 25 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. OCES’ mission is to support the independence and dignity of older adults and individuals with disabilities by providing essential information and services that promote healthy and safe living. The agency offers a number of programs to serve older adults, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information call 508-584-1561 or visit www.ocesma.org.