World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, June 15, 2016
More than 5 million older adults are abused, neglected, or exploited annually! On June 15th of each year, communities, municipalities and groups around the world plan activities and programs to recognize World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD). This an opportunity to share information about the terrible problem of abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Everyone can make a difference – and together, we can unite to take a stand against elder abuse!
Click here to read the article in the Enterprise about the June 15th walk.
Join us on June 23rd at the Plymouth waterfront at 12pm. Transportation from the Plymouth Council on Aging at 11:15am. Lunch will be served after the walk. RSVP to Krista Jean (508-584-1561 x302) or firstname.lastname@example.org
OCES receives proclamation
May 16 through 20, 2016 is celebrated as Senior Corps Week. This provides an opportunity to salute volunteers from the Foster Grandparent Program, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and Senior Companion Program, to recognize community sponsors and service partners, and to communicate the impact of those who serve. More than 6100 seniors in Massachusetts contribute their time and talents in one of these three Senior Corps programs.
On May 24, 2016, Mayor Bill Carpenter of Brockton addressed the Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) Board of Directors and presented a proclamation to recognize OCES as a vital contributor to greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities.