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Dec. 1st

OCES has joined the campaign to help raise money for OCES’ Emergency Funds! Your help will provide such things as heat in the winter, food, and life-sustaining medications to older adults and people with disabilities. Please give on December 1st or anytime during December. Learn more or donate on line here.

Winter Storm Awareness

Winter is more than just snowy scenes. The season contains significant dangers from blizzards, ice storms, ice jams and freezing temperatures. Are you prepared?

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Monthly Q & A

I haven’t had a flu shot yet–is it too late in the season to get one?

No it is not too late. The flu season usually peaks in January or February, and can continue well into the spring.  It takes about two weeks following a flu shot to produce a protective immune response, so even if you have not had a flu shot yet – talk to your doctor – because  you should get a shot every year.

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People Doing Their Job and Doing It Well

Read about State Auditor Suzanne Bump's recent performance audit of Old Colony Elder Services here.

Warren Files Bill to Give Seniors a 3.9% COLA in 2016

MassOptions is Here

MassOptions is a free resource that connects elders, individuals with disabilities and their caregivers with agencies and organizations that can best meet their needs. Visit their new website.

Massachusetts Council for Adult Foster Care

The Massachusetts Council for Adult Foster Care recently launched a new website, www.massafc.org.