Old Colony Elderly Services Announces Monthly Support Groups

Brockton, MA (PressExposure) September 04, 2008 -- Beginning September 3rd, a support group for family caregivers will be held the first Wednesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Comfort Keepers. Comfort Keepers is located at 37 Industrial Park Road in Plymouth. Rochelle Sugarman, Caregiver Specialist for the Family Caregiver Support Program at OCES, will co-facilitate the group.

Another caregiver support group will meet the second Wednesday of every month, beginning September 10th, from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m., at the Hanson Senior Center at 132 Maquan St. in Hanson. Nicole Welch, LCSW, Program Development Manager at OCES, will co-facilitate this group.

The support groups are designed to provide caregivers with education and guidance as well as help them enhance their health and well-being while they manage caregiver responsibilities. Light refreshments will be served at both support groups.

For questions, contact Rochelle Sugarman or Nicole Welch of OCES at (508) 584-1561.

In addition to the Family Caregiver Support Program, OCES offers a number of other programs to serve seniors, families and caregivers. These programs include Caring Homes and Enhanced Adult Family Care; Supportive Housing; Nutrition; Money Management; Protective Services; Home Care and more.

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.

About Old Colony Elderly Services

Incorporated in 1974, Old Colony Elderly Services (OCES) is one of 27 private, non-profit Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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.

The agency has 130 employees and operates more than 12 programs serving elders, their families and caregivers. For more information call (508) 584-1561 or visit the website at http://www.oc-elderly.org

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Press Release Submitted On: August 30, 2008 at 9:53 pm
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