Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) Family Caregiver Support Program in Brockton is offering FREE “Lunch & Learn” educational seminars to family caregivers in April.
In an effort to promote wellness for the caregiver, two seminars will be held at OCES office, located at 144 Main Street in Brockton:
On April 16th, from 12 to 1 p.m., a “Caregiver 101” seminar will be held. Attendees will learn about the various community resources, programs and services available to elders and those who care for them. Participants will learn how to identify the needs of informal caregiving and plan appropriately. They will also learn about elder care resources; the benefits of respite services and how to identify the signs of caregiver burnout. All who attend will receive a handy Resource Guide to take home.
On April 30th from 12 to 1 p.m., a “Conversations between Generations” seminar will be held. Attendees will learn how to initiate difficult conversations and topics with older relatives. They’ll also learn how to recognize that changes in later life affect both aging parents and the adult children.
Informational material will be provided and a light lunch will be served during each seminar. RSVP is mandatory.
To make a reservation, contact Rochelle Sugarman, Caregiver Specialist for the Family Caregiver Support Program at OCES (508) 584-1561 ext. 312.
OCES offers free caregiver training seminars to organizations looking to provide employee assistance to their staff. Designed to provide support for caregivers, elders and interested professionals in the community, the training seminars may be conveniently scheduled to fit an employer’s needs or to accommodate a lunch hour schedule. To book an on-site training seminar, contact Rochelle Sugarman, (508) 584-1561 ext. 312.
Incorporated in 1974, Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) is one of 27 private, non-profit Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
OCES serves elders, their families and caregivers in the towns of 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 130 employees and operates more than 12 programs serving elders, their families and caregivers. For more information call (508) 584-1561 or visit the website at www.oldcolonyelderservices.org.