Spring 2016

Old Colony Elder Services Emergency Funds: People you Can Count on in Times of Need

Real people. Real needs.
It was a clear revelation of his reality.
The pieces in his mind fit snugly together: an unexpected hospital stay, a disruptive rise in rent, a crippling increase in out-of-pocket prescription costs, a devastating shut-off notice from the electric company. Edward faced reality and acknowledged that living on a fixed income was about to become complicated.

With the astronomical electric bill putting a dent in his monthly bills, Edward was faced with the reality that this month he couldn’t make ends meet, a dire situation many older adults and people with disabilities face on a daily basis. Noting a big piece of the puzzle was missing, Edward knew he had to do something; but what?

Read more.

What’s for Lunch?


OCES’ Nutrition Menu Now Available Online

OCES recently added a “Nutrition Menu” page on their website. Now, you can view OCES’ Nutrition Menu for the entire month.

The Meals On Wheels program serves adults age 60+ and people with disabilities under the age of 60 and is essential for those who would otherwise not get a nutritious daily meal. People who are homebound, unable to prepare meals, or manage their grocery shopping receive home delivered meals or, if able, attend one of OCES’ Community Dining sites.

Visit www.ocesma.org and click on Nutrition menu to see what’s for lunch!

Moving Heels for Meals on Wheels –

 5K Road Race/Walk to Benefit Meals on Wheels Program

In a new initiative to help grow and sustain OCES’ Meals on Wheels program, which serves approximately 30,000 meals a month to eligible older adults and people living with disabilities, OCES will hold a 5K Road Race/Walk at Silver Lake Regional High School, 260 Pembroke Street in Kingston, MA 02364 on March 20th. The race starts at 9:00 a.m. rain or shine.

To find out more about the event, visit us at www.ocesma.org. Unable to make the 5K? You can still help provide a meal to someone by making a donation on line.