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#GivingTuesday is November 30th. With a growing number of individuals needing emergency assistance, OCES has kicked off a #GivingTuesday fundraising campaign to support those most vulnerable in the community.

Donations will go directly to OCES’ Emergency Fund to assist with fuel, utilities, short-term emergency shelter, medical transport, life-sustaining medications, hot water heaters and other critical needs.

“It is imperative that older adults and individuals with disabilities have a place to turn when faced with an emergency that threatens their health and/or living situation,” said Nicole M. Long, CEO.

Throughout OCES’ service area there are many older adults and individuals with disabilities who are struggling to meet basic needs such as putting meals on their table, paying for much-needed medication or heating their home.

To make a donation online to OCES’ Emergency Fund. Donations may also be made by check or money order and mailed to OCES, 144 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301.

 

Open Enrollment Starts October 15 

Open Enrollment is the time of year when individuals have the option to change their current Medicare Part C (Medicare Advantage Plan) and Part D (Medicare Prescription) plans effective 2022. Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period begins on October 15th and ends December 7th. Medicare mailings received at this time may have important information about your Medicare coverage.  Please take this time to review and compare the Medicare coverage options for 2022 through the Medicare’s website, www.medicare.gov or call 1 800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227).

What is the best option for YOU?
OCES Benefits Advisors are available via telephonic appointments to provide free and unbiased one on one counseling for Medicare beneficiaries, their family members, caregivers and representatives.
TO REACH SOMEONE BY PHONE, PLEASE CALL: 508-584-1561 AND ASK FOR A BENEFITS ADVISOR TODAY!

 

Self-Care: The Importance of Nutrition 

Over the past year, there have been immense focus on self-care as we continue to cope with stress (among other challenges) related to the pandemic. Self-care is about taking proactive steps to keep yourself physically, mentally and emotionally healthy. More about Self-care.

 

COVID-19 Updates and Information

View COVID-19 Updates and Information

View information on COVID-19 vaccinations

For those without access to the internet or who are unable to schedule their appointment online,
call toll free 211 or (877) 211-6277 for assistance.

COVID-19 Scams

With COVID-19 vaccines being distributed, scammers will not be far behind and people should recognize the red flags of potential scams. Visit FTC. 

Mass PCA Directory 

Mass PCA Directory makes recruiting and hiring a PCA easier!

Personal Care Attendants (PCAs) and Job Seekers: Check out the NEW how-to training videos! Learn how easy it is to register, setup your profile, search for a PCA job and respond to messages using the Mass PCA Directory!

https://www.masspcadirectory.org/Home/TrainingVideos

Mass PCA Directory

 

OCES Adult Family Care Program (AFC) receives 3 year accreditation status, highest award available from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

    OCES provides services to older adults and people living with disabilities in southeastern Massachusetts and also for the LGBTQ community