May 16 through 20, 2016 was celebrated as Senior Corps Week. This provided an opportunity to salute volunteers from the Foster Grandparent Program, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and Senior Companion Program, to recognize community sponsors and service partners, and to communicate the impact of those who serve. More than 6100 seniors in Massachusetts contribute their time and talents in one of these three Senior Corps programs.
On May 24, 2016, Mayor Bill Carpenter of Brockton addressed the Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) Board of Directors and presented a proclamation to recognize OCES as a vital contributor to greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities.
As the Mayor indicated in his remarks, the official proclamation from the City specifically thanks OCES’ volunteers and acknowledges their positive impact and value to our communities and to our nation.
A certificate of special recognition prepared by United States Congressman Stephen F. Lynch was also presented to the OCES Board Directors to mark the occasion. Congressman Lynch represents the Eighth District of Massachusetts.
OCES manages the RSVP for Plymouth County. There are a variety of opportunities available statewide to RSVP Volunteers. They can conduct safety patrols, renovate homes, protect the environment, tutor and mentor youth, respond to natural disasters, and provide other services across the country. To learn about the opportunities OCES has available, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jean-Marie Doyle, at JDoyle@ocesma.org.