Monthly Q & A
Seniors & The Flu — Do I Need A Shot?
Do I really need to get a flu shot this season?
Nine out of ten flu-related deaths occur in people age 65 and over. Six out of ten people hospitalized for flu-related problems are older adults. Last year, 215,000 seniors were hospitalized from the flu. The flu is especially dangerous for people with chronic conditions, like heart or pulmonary disease, or diabetes. It’s harder for seniors to fight disease, because the immune system weakens with age.
OCES celebrated its 40th Anniversary
A luncheon celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Old Colony Elder Services was held at The Conference Center at Massasoit in Brockton on September 18th. Many former and current staff attended. Other guests included business associates as well as several state and local officials. Keynote speakers included Former Governor of Massachusetts, Michael S. Dukakis, (pictured at right); along with Mike Festa, State Director of AARP Massachusetts; and Sue Temper, Assistant Secretary at the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Please view the photo gallery, courtesy of The Enterprise.
Massachusetts Council for Adult Foster Care
The Massachusetts Council for Adult Foster Care recently launched a new website, www.massafc.org.
Sponsor a Senior
Our Nutrition Program is seeking individuals who are willing to Sponsor a Senior. Your monetary donation will help ensure that an elder in need will receive a daily, well-balanced meal.
View the flyer for more information.
Use our online form to Sponsor a Senior.