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June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month

Financial, physical and emotional abuse is on the rise. Research indicates that 1 in 10 Americans age 60 and over have experienced some form of elder abuse. According to the National Center on Elder Abuse, for every one case of reported elder abuse, about five more incidents go unreported.

The purpose of World Elder Abuse Awareness Month is to provide an opportunity for communities around the world to gain a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older adults by raising awareness of what it is and its prevalence. Read More.

 

 

Hold the Dates – March Against Elder Abuse – June 14 in Brockton and June 21 in Plymouth

The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates that 1 in 10 Americans aged 60+ have experienced some form of elder abuse. In almost 60% of the cases, the perpetrator is a family member. Elders who have been abused have a 300% higher risk of death compared to those who have not been mistreated. Read more.

The Placemat Project

Creating a beloved community, which is the mission of the Christ Congregational Church (CCC) of Brockton, manifests itself in different ways.  Sometimes it is in artistic handmade placemats.  Quilted placements.  Over 500 quilted placements.

That is the goal of the Common Threads Quilting group at the church.  The members have been meeting for over ten years, once a month.  Their hands exude compassion and caring as they craft gorgeous quilts for a church member who might be ill, or when a tiny 20” square quilt is made for a newborn who needs to spend a little time in the neonatal intensive care ward before heading home.

Recently, the Common Threads members asked OCES about quilting placemats for our Meals on Wheels recipients who live in Brockton. Although one or two eyebrows may have gone up — slightly — making over 500 of them was a goal they were eager to take on. Read More.

 

OCES Receives High Marks on Nutrition Survey!

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OCES Volunteer Center!

 

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

What is the Protective Services Program?  Read more.

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Mass PCA Referral Directory makes recruiting and hiring a PCA easier! click here.

New Medicare Cards

New Medicare cards will be mailed between April 2018 and April 2019. Read more.