Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the non-profit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout greater Plymouth County, has announced a new Supportive Housing Liaison Program in Abington, MA.
Elizabeth Weiner, Housing Programs Manager at OCES oversees this program along with all of OCES’ other supportive and congregate housing programs.
“OCES works with the housing authority in Abington to support both the residents and housing management,” explained Weiner. “Supportive Housing Programs are designed to create a community environment which allows residents to age in place.”
The goal of supportive housing is to integrate community resources, information, and services for the individuals who reside at a particular local housing authority site, and essentially, to enrich the lives of those residents.
Through the Supportive Housing Liaison Program, a specialist from OCES’ housing team conducts an assessment to determine the specific needs of every resident residing within the Abington Housing Authority. All residents at these sites are eligible for information and referral services, case management assistance, and access to social or educational programs. Depending on eligibility, many other services are available as well.
For more information about OCES’ Housing Programs, visit www.ocesma.org or call OCES at 508-584-1561.
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 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 offers a number of programs to serve seniors, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information call 508-584-1561 or visit www.ocesma.org.