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 11:30 a.m.
There is no cost to attend.
Presented by Jill Seiler-Moon of the Alzheimer’s Association, the “Essential Skills for Alzheimer Care” seminar is geared towards the family caregiver who wishes to learn successful ways to start conversations and activities with a loved one who has mid-to-later stage dementia. This is the first in a series of new skills-based programs specifically for family caregivers.
Seating is limited and pre-registration is required. To register, call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900 or visit the website at www.alz.org/MANH.
This seminar is funded by an Administration on Aging Grant administered by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs. OCES’ Family Caregiver Support Program presents this seminar in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association.
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.
The agency has 157 employees. For more information call (508) 584-1561 or visit the website at www.oldcolonyelderservices.org