The Evolution of OCES


29th April 1974


Commonwealth of Massachusetts certified the corporation as The Brockton Area Home Care Center; office located in Brockton City Hall; contracted with the Commonwealth's Department of Elder Affairs (DEA) as a Home Care Corporation to provide services including homemaking and meals


November 1974

Tax Exempt Status

Organization exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954


9th December 1975

Name Changed

Name changed to Old Colony Elderly Services; office moved to 170 Main Street, Brockton, MA.



Office Moved

Offices moved to 231 Main Street, Brockton, MA.



Contract Awarded

DEA awards Adult Protective Services contract to OCES



Personal Care Services

DEA added Personal Care Services to OCES' contract



Adult Family Care Designation

Medicaid/MassHealth designates OCES as an Adult Family Care provider



Office Moved

Office moved to 144 Main Street, Brockton, MA.


9th July 1997

Aging Services Access Point Designation

Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA) designates OCES as an Aging Services Access Point (ASAP)



Subsidiary Formed

OCES forms subsidiary Brockton, Main Street LLC (BMS). BMS purchases 144 Main Street; OCES occupies 2nd floor, rents 1st, 3rd & 4th floors



Senior Whole Health Contract

OCES contracts with Senior Whole Health, first Senior Care Options contract



Contract Awarded

EOEA awards contract to OCES for Supportive Housing at Belair, Brockton



ADRC Established

Aging & Disability Consortia (ADRCs) established by ASAPs and Independent Living Centers (ILCs)


27th January 2011

Name Changed

Name changed to Old Colony Elder Services; OCES occupies 1st and 2nd floors, rents 3rd and 4th floors


1st April 2015

Second Office Opened

Mayflower RSVP, Inc., merges with OCES; OCES opens second office in Plymouth, MA



Accreditation Received

OCES' AFC program received 3-year accreditation by NCQA


29th April 2019


OCES celebrates its 45th year


4th October 2019

First Donor Appreciation Event

OCES holds its first Donor Appreciation Event



COVID / Hybrid Workforce

This was a year of perseverance and resiliency for OCES. OCES staff, volunteers, providers and community partners worked together to persevere through the COVID-19 pandemic. Our IT Department reacted quickly to convert on-site staff to a remote workforce within 24 hours and distributed 40 additional laptops to staff, deployed cell phone application to support outgoing calls to consumers, redirected reception staff and resources to function offsite, transitioned 8 fax lines to a digital platform and supported 200+ remote users and devices daily



Distinguished Services Recognition

OCES received a citation from Mayor Robert Sullivan of the City of Brockton for "In Recognition of Your distinguished services to the residents of Brockton. Thank you for administering exceptional and professional care to patients during the COVID-19 health pandemic"



Agency Hero Award Received

Community Services of Greater Brockton recognized OCES with the COVID-19 Agency Hero Award. This special award recognized OCES for their outstanding service as an agency that personified the spirit of service, courage, justice, and commitment during the COVID-19 pandemic.



Best Place to Work Honoree

OCES is recognized as one of Cape & Plymouth Business Media's Top 40 honorees for the 2023 Best Place to Work.