Honoring Grandparents

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,... Read more

Practical Strategies for Falls Prevention

Do you feel unsteady on your feet? Have you ever passed up an opportunity to participate in an activity that you enjoy because you were afraid of falling? If so, you’re not alone. According to the National Council on Aging (NCOA), each year one in four Americans age... Read more

Celebrating Independence

Celebrating Independence in July In July, we celebrate independence! Along with Independence Day on July 4th, Old Colony Elder Services’ (OCES) is proud to support different cultures in their independence. One example is the Cape Verdean community who celebrates July... Read more

LGBTQ+ Resources

OCES and the Aging Service Access Points (ASAP)  and Area Agency on Aging (AAA) networks along with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) and local Councils on Aging (COA) are inclusive agencies serving and welcoming all people! OCES has... Read more

“No Wrong Door” when it comes to Supporting All

As we grow older “change is the only constant” and we all have a common goal of maintaining our independence and dignity. According to the American Psychological Association, more than 39 million Americans are 65 or older and 2.4 million of them identify as lesbian,... Read more