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... Read more

May is Older Americans Month

The 2018 theme for Older Americans Month is Engage at Every Age. This theme emphasizes that you are never too old (or young) to take part in activities that can enrich your physical, mental and emotional well-being. This theme also celebrates the many ways in which... Read more

Domestic Violence Awareness

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.  Domestic violence is a pattern of abusive behaviors including physical, sexual, and psychological attacks as well as economic coercion, used by one intimate partner against another to gain, maintain, or regain power and... Read more

Volunteer Opportunities for College Students

Volunteers are needed! OCES will be on hand at Bridgewater State University’s Community Engagement and Volunteerism Fair on Thursday September 14, 2017 from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Jean-Marie Finn, OCES Volunteer Coordinator, will be representing OCES and will showcase... Read more

Suicide Prevention

According to the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), each year more than 800,000 people die by suicide and up to 25 times as many make a suicide attempt. September 10th is the 15th annual World Suicide Prevention Day, and the theme for 2017 is... Read more

Summer Safety

Summer is the season for relaxing, having fun and spending time with your family and friends. However, summer can bring extreme heat, increased risk of dehydration, foodborne illness and other health risks. Recognizing these risks and taking preventative steps will... Read more