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#Giving Tuesday Update

Members of the Development Committee say “Thank You” to everyone who donated to this year’s #GivingTuesday Campaign to help OCES keep our consumers #SafeAndWarm.

Pictured here, from left to right,  with the red scarves that symbolized our 2017 campaign, are Paula Schlosser, Esq, West Bridgewater; Janice Fitzgerald, Director, Brockton COA; Gene Mazella, Director, Avon COA; and Wendy Adams, Outreach Coordinator, West Bridgewater COA.

This year we raised $7,714, a net increase of $312 over last year’s total.  We are grateful to everyone who donated so generously to our campaign.

We are especially thankful to our employees, whose $1,135 in donations earned us a full $1,000 match from a private family foundation.  Remember, even though #GivingTuesday is over, you can donate any time during the year to our Emergency Funds!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOVING HEELS FOR MEALS ON WHEELS 5K FUNDRAISER
APRIL 29, 2018 – Call for Sponsors

Did you know that as part of our Nutrition Program, OCES delivers 1,600 meals a day with the help of 450 volunteers?

For many of our most vulnerable older adults and individuals with disabilities, the delivery is not only a delicious meal, it is often the only social contact of the day. OCES is committed to this vital program that receives limited federal funding. We could use a little help with “Meals on Wheels” and so we are reaching out to you.

If you or your organization would like to be a sponsor of our event, or make a donation to support this vital program, click here for more details. Or, feel free to contact Chris McLaren at cmclaren@ocesma.org or Lynn Smith at lsmith@ocesma.org.

 

To register as a runner or walker and to see more detailed information, visit
http://www.southshorerace.com/3rd-annual-moving-heels-for-meals-on-wheels-5k—april-29-2018.html

Are you looking to hire a Personal Care Attendant (PCA)?
Are you looking for a job as a PCA?

If you are, you are invited to attend a PCA Meet & Greet event on February 21st or March 21st from 1PM – 2:30 PM

Click here for more information.

“Buried in Treasures” Facilitated Support Groups Begin in February and March

Is clutter affecting you at home, at work or in your relationships? Do you need help dealing with compulsive acquiring, saving and hoarding? OCES, along with the Greater Brockton Area Hoarding Task Force (GBAH) is offering “Buried in Treasures” – a series of facilitated support groups in Brockton and Plymouth for individuals with hoarding issues.
Read more.

 

OCES opens new Volunteer Center

OCES recently celebrated the grand opening of our new “OCES Volunteer Center” at their Plymouth office at 204 South Meadow Road. Read More.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

February is Heart Health Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. It claims approximately 1 million lives annually. The good news is that it is also one of the most preventable. Read more.

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