OCES and Old Colony YMCA Middleboro to hold Grandparents Family Cookout On September 22
BROCKTON, MIDDLEBORO AND PLYMOUTH, MA... In celebration of National Grandparents Day, Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) and Old Colony YMCA Middleboro are presenting a Grandparents Family Cookout on September 22, 2023 (rain date September 23) from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Camp Yomechas at 375 Wareham Street in Middleboro. This event is free and open to the public.
Registration is required. Tickets for adults and children must be selected separately. RSVP to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/grandparents-raising-grandchildren-family-cookout-tickets-681757654497
If unable to register online, RSVP by calling OCES at 508-584-1561 ext. 209.
For more information about Old Colony YMCA Middleboro, visit https://www.oldcolonyymca.org/locations/middleboro-branch
OCES Family Caregiver Support for Grandparents
OCES, a nonprofit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout Plymouth County and surrounding towns, has a Family Caregiver Support Program (FCSP) that offers resources to assist grandparents raising grandchildren in their caregiving.
OCES’ FCSP empowers grandparents by providing resources and support through OCES programs as well as other resources in the community to help with caregiving. OCES can provide one-on-one support to grandparents raising grandchildren and can create a personalized plan outlining available resources appropriate to their caregiving situation. Resources may range from caregiver support groups and educational workshops or programs that share techniques to help family caregivers with stress reduction, time management, goal setting, problem-solving and relaxation.
Founded in 1974, OCES proudly serves greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities. OCES is a private, non-profit organization headquartered in Brockton with a second office in Plymouth. OCES is designated as one of 23 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Through the talent of an experienced and diverse workforce, OCES supports the independence and dignity of older adults and individuals with disabilities by providing essential information and services that promote healthy, safe living which positively impacts our community. The agency offers several programs to serve older adults, individuals with disabilities, their families, and caregivers. For more information call 508-584-1561 or visit www.ocesma.org.
The holidays can be a very stressful time of year. For some, it can be a time of reflection of “days gone by”, which can bring about feelings of loneliness or sadness. Older adults and individuals who are grieving may be particularly vulnerable to these feelings. The holidays may become overwhelming. As a result, some may withdraw and avoid social interaction. Although avoidance is the path of least resistance, it’s important to maintain social connections.
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Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the non-profit agency with offices in Brockton and Plymouth and proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout greater Plymouth County, has been honored as one of Cape & Plymouth Business Media 2023 Best Places to Work.
HANOVER AND PLYMOUTH, MA... Support a good cause with a day of fun at Starland in Hanover! Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) will host a fundraiser on September 17, 2023 from 12:00 pm – 6:00 p.m. at Starland Sportsplex and Fun Park at 637 Washington Street in Hanover.
September is Falls Prevention Awareness Month. OCES to hold Virtual Falls Prevention Presentations on September 13th
BROCKTON AND PLYMOUTH, MA… September is Falls Prevention Awareness month. Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), a nonprofit agency that supports the independence and dignity of older adults and individuals with disabilities by providing essential information and services that promote healthy and safe living, is offering two free virtual Falls Prevention presentations on September 13, 2023.
BROCKTON AND PLYMOUTH, MA… Do you struggle with Hoarding Disorder or excessive clutter? Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the non-profit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout greater Plymouth County, is offering a Buried in Treasures free in-person workshop series to offer support for individuals with hoarding tendencies.