Spring 2012

Welcome to our E-Newsletter from Diana DiGiorgi

Diana DiGiorgi

Diana DiGiorgi

Welcome to the first issue of Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) E-newsletter. This will serve as a way for you to learn more about what we are doing at OCES. At OCES it’s paramount to give people choices that help them remain living independently. Because of your support, OCES programs continue promoting independence and dignity. There will be more information in future E-newsletters about the work OCES does to support elders, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers in our communities.

Norma’s Story

Amy with Norma

Amy with Norma

“I felt like no one could help me. I had no idea that there were programs out there…”
Norma is one of many elders who are at risk of losing their independence due to the inability to pay their bills on time. They may encounter loss of utility services, face eviction or become victim to financial exploitation. Read more.

My Life, My HealthMy Life My Health

Arthritis, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and asthma are illnesses and chronic conditions that can impact seniors’ ability to function and remain independent in the community. Read more.

Charity Food DriveCharity Guild Food Drive

Old Colony Elder Services collected donations from employees during a holiday canned food drive. Lucille Dallaire, our Development Director, delivered donations to the Charity Guild’s Executive Director Michael Molyneux and Doug Meadows.

The Power of Your Donations!

65% of emergency funds were spent on fuel assistance.
This winter low income seniors turned to Old Colony Elder Services to help pay for home heating fuel when all other sources were exhausted. Other requests for help included food, utilities, and medications.

Celebrating People in ActionVolunteers are Vital to Helping Elders in the Community

Every year, we recognize volunteers who generously dedicate themselves to helping elders in the community during Volunteer Appreciation Week in April. Read more.