Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the non-profit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities, has partnered with the Boys & Girls Club of Brockton in a project called “Creating Connections”.
OCES asked students in the Club’s Art Program to create posters that illustrate their cultural heritage. The young artists were treated to a pizza party at the OCES office at 144 Main Street in Brockton during which they unveiled their works. The posters will be on display for the public to enjoy on July 13, 2016 from 10 am to 2 pm in the Brockton War Memorial Building at 156 West Elm Street, Brockton.
They will then be installed on the walls of the OCES offices in Plymouth and Brockton.
“We know that, when we work as one, we move young people and communities forward. The partnership between the Boys & Girls Club of Brockton and Old Colony Elder Services demonstrates that spirit. Our work with young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens is the focus for all of our efforts. The Boys & Girls Club of Brockton allows youth and caring adult professionals the ability to join in and advocate in the name of stronger communities,” said Derek Heim, Chief Executive Officer of the Boys & Girls Club of Brockton.
“The posters exemplify our welcome statement, that OCES aspires to welcome everyone without exception,”” said Christine McLaren, Community Programs Director. “This rewarding collaboration further demonstrates OCES’ commitment and service to our entire community.”
Founded in 1974, OCES proudly serves greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities. OCES is a private, non-profit organization headquartered in Brockton and 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 has 235 employees and operates more than 15 programs serving older adults, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information call 508-584-1561 or visit www.ocesma.org.
About the Boys and Girls Club of Brockton
The Boys & Girls Club of Brockton (BGCB) was founded in 1990 to create a positive place for the youth of Brockton, Massachusetts. In the 25 years since, the Club has expanded its scope greatly by offering a mix of Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) nationally developed programs and activities unique to our Club. Today we serve more than 1,000 youth ages 5-18 annually through our mission to nurture strong minds, healthy bodies, and community spirit through youth driven, quality programming in a safe and fun environment. For more information visit www.bgcbrockton.org