Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the non-profit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities, is the lead sponsor for the South Shore Alzheimer’s Partnership 11th Annual Conference and Caregiver Day on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Geared towards increasing awareness and participation among family caregivers, the South Shore Alzheimer’s Partnership conference will be held at The Conference Center at Massasoit, 770 Crescent Street in Brockton.
Several presentations are on the agenda including: “Meeting Alzheimer’s – Walking in their Shoes” presented by David LaGraffe of Healing Moments; “Family Asset Preservation” presented by Robert R. Romano, Attorney at Law; and a Panel Discussion with individuals who have early onset Alzheimer’s and their caregivers. Participants will also have an opportunity to visit exhibitors and enjoy Reiki, chair massages, aromatherapy, raffles and more. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided.
OCES is a member of the South Shore Alzheimer’s Partnership, which is a volunteer organization comprised of professionals and family caregivers. The objectives of the Partnership are to provide respite scholarships for family caregivers caring for a loved one with dementia and to provide educational programs on various aspects of dementia.
Admission to the conference is free for family caregivers, Certified Nursing Assistants and Home Health Aides. For respite care options available during the conference, caregivers may contact Christine McLaren at OCES, 508-584-1561.
Nurses and social workers may earn three Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for $40. For more information about registration, contact Hilary Troia, 781-924-5694.
All proceeds from the conference will be used to benefit those in need of Care Assistance Grants.
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.