Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the non-profit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout greater Plymouth County, has promoted Brenda Carrens to Community Programs Director.
In her new role at OCES, Carrens will report directly to Nicole Long, MSW, LICSW, Chief Executive Officer. She will oversee the Nutrition Program, the Volunteer Program, Healthy Living, and the Family Caregiver Support Program as well as the supervisors and managers of these programs.
Carrens has been with OCES for 14 years and has worked with the Greater Plymouth County’s Retired Seniors Volunteer Program, Family Caregiver Support, Healthy Living, Volunteer, Money Management and Development Programs, most recently as the Volunteer Programs Manager. She has nine years of regulatory, financial and management experience previous to joining OCES.
Carrens holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from the University of Texas, El Paso. Additionally, she holds a Certificate in Aging from the Institute for Geriatric Social Work and a Certificate in Supervision and Leadership from the Center for Aging and Disability Education and Research, both from Boston University.
A lifelong volunteer, Carrens currently volunteers for Cancer Care “CABbies” (a 501(c)3 fundraising group to support cancer patients) and Meals on Wheels. She is a former volunteer Cub Scout leader, PTA board member, and Brewins Youth Hockey board member.
Carrens is a resident of Taunton.
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.