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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday - 11.29.2016

We are delighted to report our #GivingTuesday fundraising campaign was an amazing success. Thanks to the generosity of you – our supporters and donors – over $9,300 has been raised to date for our Emergency Funds Program, which helps meet the needs of at-risk low income older adults and individuals with disabilities who are in a crisis or emergency circumstance that threatens either their health and/or living situation.

Your donations will help heat a home, or purchase food, or medicine, or provide emergency assistance when someone faces an unexpected challenge. But more than that, you are helping our consumers maintain their independence, dignity and well-being. We are grateful.

SHINE Needs Your Help!

The SHINE program has been able to help thousands of Medicare beneficiaries in your area since 1988.  Perhaps you have been one of the many we have helped, and have seen firsthand just how valuable the program is. It is unfortunate that budget cuts have put the funding for the SHINE program (known nationally as SHIP) in jeopardy. It is a real possibility that the program will no longer be funded in the near future and the SHINE program will cease to exist. The SHINE program needs your voice. Read more.

OCES’ employees hold drive to help those in need in Brockton and Plymouth

For the past several years, the OCES Protective Services (PS) and Money Management Program (MMP) team has reached out to those in need in our community.  This year was no exception.  Led by PS/MMP Director Teresa Kourtz, staff collected socks and personal care items for those who are experiencing homelessness this holiday season.

Pictured here from the OCES team are Avery Moore, Lenilda Carvalho, Mirchelle Ange-Laveus and Frank Faria getting ready for their special delivery.  Read more.

OCES Receives $10K Grant from Eastern Bank

OCES has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation. The grant is for OCES’ Money Management Program (MMP), which assists older adults and individuals with disabilities with managing their household finances. The MMP serves individuals with limited income who are at risk of losing their independence due to their inability to pay rent, food and utility bills on a timely basis. MMP volunteers help these individuals by establishing a budget for them, organizing their mail, helping them write checks to pay their bills and balancing their checkbook.  Read more.

Pictured here are; Jacquelyn Meekins, Vice President of Eastern Benefits (center), presented the check to OCES’ Executive Director Diana DiGiorgi (left) and Teresa Kourtz, Protective Services and Money Management Programs Director (right).

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Eye Health

Taking care of your eyes should be a priority just like eating healthy and engaging in physical activity. Read more.

News You Can Use

Personal Care Attendant Overtime Update. Read more. MassHealth consumer letter (English)  (Spanish)

Is it important for seniors to keep up with their vaccines? Read more.