Old Colony Elder Services’ (OCES) 4th Annual Moving Heels for Meals on Wheels 5K Road Race/Walk raised $12,000 for the Nutrition Program thanks to 71 runners/walkers, 22 sponsors and a number of supporters.
Held on April 28, 2019 at Silver Lake Regional High School in Kingston, the race raised funds for OCES’ Nutrition Program for seniors in greater Plymouth County. This Program offers “Meals on Wheels” as well as a variety of Community Dining Sites to choose from.
OCES delivers 1,600 nutritious meals a day to older adults and individuals with disabilities living within 23 communities in greater Plymouth County. All meals are planned by a nutritionist, and with the help of hundreds of volunteers, are delivered either to individual homes or to Community Dining Sites, which provide older adults opportunities for social interaction.
The overall winner of the race was John Noland with a time of 18:56. Awards were presented that included overall first, second and third male and female runners as well as first place male and female in a variety of age groups. The full race results can be found at http://www.coolrunning.com/results/19/ma/Apr28_4thAnn_set1.shtml
OCES would like to thank race sponsors: Platinum Heel sponsors MountainOne and Geriatric Home Healthcare; Golden Heel sponsor Anodyne; Silver Heel sponsor Best of Care; Bronze Heel sponsors Nutter, Home Health Resources Inc., Brockton Adult Day Health, Senior Whole Health, Tufts Health Plan and Abbott Care; Supportive Heel sponsors Alert Sentry Group, Bayada Home Health Care, Diman Laundry, Greater Boston Home Health Care Services, Harmony and Mansfield Adult Day Health Centers, Law Office of Paula M.P. Schlosser, Old Colony Hospice, United Health Care Community Plan and South Shore Bank. OCES also thanks in-kind sponsors: Old Colony YMCA, Cravings Café Kingston (coffee); Wingate at Silver Lake (food) and Polar Beverage (water).
“We’re very fortunate for such a wonderful turnout and the support of so many sponsors, participants and individuals,” said Nicole Long, CEO. “The Moving Heels for Meals on Wheels 5K is one of our major fundraisers and we exceeded our goal by $1,000! Thank you to all who helped raise funds for the Nutrition Program, as it enables us to enhance quality of life for thousands of older adults by providing nutritionally sound and satisfying meals.”
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.