Getting Started Questionnaire
Do you have questions or need services and not sure where to start? Click “Getting Started” in the top bar or click the link below and you will be brought to our questionnaire that you can fill out and someone from our Information and Referral Department will reach out to you as soon as possible.
Click here for the questionnaire.
National Grandparents Day is a special holiday to honor grandparents and is celebrated on the first Sunday after Labor Day, which falls on September 10th this year.
Grandparents play an important role in grandchildren’s lives and their bond is special.
Love, knowledge, strength, and comfort come to mind when we think of grandparents. Grandparents can offer a wealth of experience, as well as an attentive ear and guidance. Many grandparents are involved in their grandchildren’s lives in a myriad of ways — cheering them on at their soccer games or music recitals; teaching them new skills such as baking cookies or throwing a football; sharing family traditions; creating special holiday memories and more.
Attention all Grandparents!
Join us for a Grandparents Family Cookout on Friday, September 22, 2023 (rain date Saturday, Sept 23) at Camp Yomechas located at 375 Wareham St. Middleboro, MA. This special occasion is dedicated to honoring and celebrating the remarkable role you play in our lives. Mark your calendars and get ready for a day filled with joy, appreciation, and recognition. Join us for a delightful afternoon of family fun at our Free Cookout and Family Yoga Event! Please note that registration is required to attend.
Join us for Family Fun Day!
Experience a day filled with joy and excitement for the whole family!
Sunday, September 17th, 2023
12:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Starland Sportsplex and Fun Park
637 Washington Street, Hanover, MA
Purchase an All-Day pass for $50.00!
(Passes can be purchased at the door)
All day passes will include go-karts, euro Bungy trampoline, drop tower, rock wall, mini golf, bumper cars, laser tag, and XD dark ride. (discounted tickets available for 4-year-old and under)
Proceeds will benefit the OCES Nutrition Department
Funds will provide hundreds of nutritious meals delivered to individuals 60+ in 23 communities in greater Plymouth County.
If you’re unable to attend but would still like to support the Nutrition Department, you can make a donation by clicking here.
Important Community Information!
- MassHealth will be reaching out to recipients to inform them of MassHealth Redeterminations starting in April 2023. Recipients will be asked to update their information, including contact information so keep an eye out for the blue envelope containing this information!
- SNAP’s Federal COVID Allotments have recently ended, and the Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) wants to make sure that older adults are aware of this change and are taking advantage of alternative benefit programs, such as the Medical Expense Deduction. For more information you can download the DTA app on your phone or contact OCES at 508-584-1561. Click here for a flyer with more information.
Join OCES and together we can make a positive impact in our community!
OCES is an evolving human health services organization that offers a diverse workforce and a wide variety of careers in social services and business administration. Our collaborative, supportive staff embraces challenges as well as welcomes new and improved ways to enhance the quality of life for the individuals in our community. Our services and staff are always expanding to meet increased need, join our team today!
Transition Support is a FREE service provided by OCES to individuals with disabilities between the ages of 22 and 60, as well as any adult over the age of 60, regardless of insurance or income. We assist individuals, family members, and/or legal guardians in identifying and coordinating the services and support necessary for a safe return home. Click here for more information about the Transition Program and the services it offers.
We’re excited to Announce New Services! Enhancing Wellness by providing Homebased Behavioral Health!
The New Elder Mental Health Outreach Team (EMHOT) will support older adults 60 and older who have complex behavioral health conditions, chronic illness, substance misuse, or who are in crisis situations that may require counseling or long-term case management to improve overall wellbeing.
Are you or do you know someone who is battling one or more of the following?
1. Unnecessary thoughts that impact your daily routine?
2. Suffering with a chronic illness that has become a barrier of accomplishing simple everyday tasks?
3. Dealing with Substance Misuse that impacts your relationships?
4. In a crisis situation that needs assistance to maintain overall wellbeing?
5. Limited informal support due to lack intimate relationships?
Do You Live in Brockton?
Are you a Brockton resident under 60 years old living with a disability? You may qualify to receive home delivered meals through OCES.
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!
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