Brockton, MA (PressExposure) October 25, 2009 -- Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), one of 27 private, non-profit Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, is offering a complimentary resource guide to older adults and caregivers in the greater Brockton area.
Old Colony Elder Services is part of Elder Education & Community Outreach (EECO), which is a collaborative effort of Brockton area health and human services organizations working together to address gaps in services for seniors and caregivers in the community. The group has compiled a complimentary Resource Guide for Older Adults and Caregivers in the greater Brockton area.
EECO recognizes caring for a loved one as they age can be challenging and overwhelming for families. The goal of EECO is to increase public knowledge about programs and services available to elders and their caregivers enabling them to make the best possible choice in meeting individual needs.
The guides are available in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. The guide is also available to other local agencies.
If you are interested in obtaining a free guide, contact Rochelle Sugarman at OCES 508-584-1561, extension 312 to request one and it will be mailed to you at no charge. If you would like more information or if you are interested in joining the EECO team, contact Ms. Sugarman.
OCES serves elders, their families and caregivers in the towns of Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, Wareham, West Bridgewater and Whitman.
The organization's mission is to provide services that support the dignity and independence of elders by helping them maximize their quality of life; live safely and in good health; and, prevent unnecessary or premature institutionalization.
For more information call (508) 584-1561 or visit the website at http://www.oldcolonyelderservices.org