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Moving Heels For Meals on Wheels – 5K Fundraiser – April 2, 2017

On April 2, 2017, OCES is hosting our Second Annual “Moving Heels for Meals on Wheels” 5K road race and walk.  The 9 am start is located at the Silver Lake Regional High School in Kingston, Massachusetts.  Run, walk, push a baby stroller, complete the course with your dog – enjoy the day any way that fits your lifestyle.  We’ll have prizes for the winning runners, of course, but also prizes for the best kids’ costumes that celebrate healthy eating.  Come as a pineapple, or banana, or green salad – let your imagination run wild.
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If you or your organization would like to be a sponsor of our event, or make a donation to support this vital program, contact Chris McLaren at cmclaren@ocesma.org or Lynn Smith at lsmith@ocesma.org
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Jim Mileski Retires After 38 Years

Recently, OCES’ Board of Directors recognized Mr. Mileski for his 38 years of dedicated service and contributions as a valued employee. A retirement party for Mr. Mileski was held at OCES’ Brockton office on Main Street. While Mr. Mileski knew about the party, he did not know that he would be presented with a professional chef’s hat as a part of the festivities, as a nod to his passion for baking and sharing of his delicious creations with his colleagues. Read more.


Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday - 11.29.2016We are delighted to report that we raised $9,311 from 58 donors during the #GivingTuesday campaign. Saying thank you in our picture are a few of the members of our Board of Directors Development Committee, with a photo of Sid, our #PlymouthLobsterCrawl creation, located at the Spire Center in Plymouth. Read more.

Pictured left to right are: Paula Schlosser, Esq., West Bridgewater, Anna Seery, Director, Pembroke COA, Janice Fitzgerald, Director, Brockton COA, Gene Mazzella, Director, Avon COA


Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

In January, Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) conducted a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) leader training, which was attended by fifteen participants. What was unique about this leader training was that out of the fifteen participants, eleven spoke another language in addition to English, including Mandarin, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Spanish and American Sign Language (ASL). Read more.

Pictured here are Pat Livie, OCES Outreach and Education Specialist (holding her lesson plan), with members of the class who represented various Councils on Aging, ASAPs, health organizations, and community volunteer groups.



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.

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Heart Health

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 3 deaths are caused by heart disease. Read more.

News You Can Use

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

What’s the difference between hard of hearing and deaf? Read more.