Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) honored their generous lifelong donors at their first Donor Appreciation Event and Celebration held in October.
There were 64 donors, OCES board members and staff in attendance at Barrett’s Fireside Grille in Middleboro, MA to celebrate philanthropy and the longevity of OCES.
Diana DiGiorgi, Chief Operating Officer at OCES kicked off the event with a presentation about the organization’s 45-year history and past achievements. Nicole Long, OCES’ Chief Executive Officer, spoke about the vision for OCES and future goals. Nicole stated that the first task is to shift our perspective on what aging means. It isn’t about healthy “aging”. It’s about healthy LIVING.
Lifetime Donor Appreciation Awards
OCES recognized The George Curtis Trust with the “Legacy Award” for their contributions of more than $360,000 in their lifetime giving to OCES. The Howard Home Fund was acknowledged with the “Steward Award” for their contributions of over $170,000 in their lifetime giving to OCES. A special individual “Steward Award” was presented to James Mileski of West Bridgewater for donating over $19,000 to OCES.
“On behalf of OCES, we would like to thank our generous donors for their continued support over the past 45 years,” said Long. “We greatly appreciate all of our donors, as their assistance enables us to carry out our mission of supporting the independence and dignity of older adults and individuals with disabilities through the provision of essential information and services that promote healthy and safe living.”
To learn more about ways to support OCES, visit www.ocesma.org/donations.
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.