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
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 to Old Colony Elderly Services; office moved to 170 Main Street, Brockton, MA.
Offices moved to 231 Main Street, Brockton, MA.
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 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)
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
EOEA awards contract to OCES for Supportive Housing at Belair, Brockton
Aging & Disability Consortia (ADRCs) established by ASAPs and Independent Living Centers (ILCs)
27th January 2011
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
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.