Community Services of Greater Brockton has honored two individuals from Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) at their “Celebrating Community Champions” Annual Awards dinner held at Generations Banquet Hall in Avon, MA.
One staff member and one volunteer from OCES received awards.
OCES, the non-profit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout Plymouth County, was a sponsor of the Community Services of Greater Brockton’s annual awards dinner where more than 100 individuals gathered to celebrate the accomplishments of many Brockton-area employees and residents.
Christopher Haggerty, Transitions Coordinator at OCES and a resident of Taunton, was awarded the “Excellence in Human Services Award”. Haggerty works with OCES consumers to help them identify ways to remain safe and independent in their current setting, oftentimes avoiding a nursing facility placement. Haggerty’s greatest strength is his ability to empower the individuals he works with. He provides the necessary support and resources to allow an individual to feel in charge of their own choices and make informed decisions about their next steps.
“OCES is thankful to have Chris as part of our staff and the greater Brockton Community is fortunate to have Chris working alongside them,” said Nicole Long, CEO of OCES.
Margaret “Peg” Scott, a volunteer with OCES and a resident of Plymouth, was awarded the “Excellence in Volunteer Services Award”. After retiring a few years ago, Scott joined OCES’ volunteer initiative, the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Plymouth County, which provides volunteers age 55 or older with a variety of opportunities to enhance their communities. Scott volunteers weekly at OCES and is always willing to give additional time to help out with special projects.
“Volunteering is about helping others and serving as an integral part of strengthening communities, which Peg does with her dedicated, positive, effective and enthusiastic manner. As a volunteer, Peg inspires by example,” said Long.
About Community Services of Greater Brockton
Community Services of Greater Brockton is a non-profit organization with a mission to improve communications with local service agencies, increase awareness of members agencies and services, and encourage collaborative efforts.
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 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 offers a number of programs to serve seniors, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information call 508-584-1561 or visit www.ocesma.org.