Spring 2015

Supportive Housing Bridges Meaningful Connections


“I wanted to be close to one of my sons”

The choice was hers and hers alone; and it was important to her.

Marian valued her independence and self-sufficiency but as a retiree she had challenges to address, mainly where to comfortably spend the rest of her life. Residing in Wisconsin, Marian decided family connection was essential, which meant relocating to New England. “I wanted to be close to one of my sons and I liked it out here.” As Marian settled in and crossed the threshold of her new residence, she quickly realized she was one step closer to a connected community.

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Litecontrol Corporation Donates to OCES’ Emergency Fund

Thank YouLitecontrol Corporation’s generous donation to OCES’ Emergency Fund will help provide food, fuel, medication and other essentials to assist older adults and individuals with disabilities who are on a fixed income and in a crisis situation.

Every year, Litecontrol Corporation allocates funds to be donated to a local organization or cause that benefits the community.

OCES’ Emergency Fund has helped hundreds of low-income older adults and individuals with disabilities, throughout greater Brockton and Plymouth County, to remain in their homes over the years. Historically, the number of people in need greatly increases during the winter months when home heating costs rise as the temperature drops.

Thank you for your support!

Volunteers are Vital to Helping Older Adults and Individuals with Disabilities in the Community


Every year we recognize volunteers who generously dedicate themselves to helping older adults and individuals with disabilities in the community during National Volunteer Month in April. National Volunteer Month is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet challenges and accomplish goals.

National Volunteer Month is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change-discovery and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference. If you are interested in making a difference in someone’s life, please contact Brenda at (508) 584-1561 ext. 252.