Old Colony Elder Services, the non-profit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout greater Plymouth County, collaborated with volunteers from the Brockton Summer WAVE (Work, Achieve, Volunteer, Experience) Program on several outreach projects.
OCES teamed up with MassHire Greater Brockton YouthWorks (MassHireGBYW) Summer WAVE Program, which is managed by the MassHire Greater Brockton Workforce Board (MassHireGBWB). The Summer WAVE Volunteer Program provides an opportunity for youth who are 14 and 15 years old to volunteer and gain minor work experience on which to build.
Honoring Troops – National Day of Service and Remembrance
In August, OCES hosted 26 WAVE volunteers at their Brockton office to continue the tradition of writing letters to the troops for National Day of Service and Remembrance. OCES partnered with the Operation Gratitude and WAVE volunteers to pen letters and draw or color pages that were sent out in care packages to Veterans and Active Duty Service Members.
“We express our gratitude and ongoing support for our troops through our letter-writing collaboration with WAVE student volunteers,” said Nicole Long, OCES’ CEO. “National Day of Service and Remembrance is an opportunity to honor and thank our troops who serve and protect us.”
OCES’ Volunteer Coordinator Courtney Krajeski, Martine Taylor, Director & Margaret Lynch, Volunteer Coordinator of South Shore Habitat for Humanity and Karen Rudd, Director of Bridgewater Housing Authority, led 30 WAVE volunteers in landscaping and grounds beautification projects at a South Shore Habitat for Humanity project in Weymouth, MA and at Bridgewater Housing Authority.
“We are delighted to work with YouthWorks Summer WAVE Program in providing volunteer opportunities for our community’s youth,” said Long.
To learn more about the MassHire Greater Brockton YouthWorks/WAVE program, visit https://masshiregbwb.org
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.