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OCES will celebrate 40 years on April 29, 2014

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Understanding The Basics of Bone Health

Is osteoporosis just an old people’s disease?

No. Today we know that steps to improve bone health should start at an early age. Weak bones can affect individuals of all ages. Whether you’re in your 20s, 40s or 70s, it's not too early or too late to make changes in your diet, exercise program and lifestyle to strengthen your bones. It’s true that weaker bones are more common in older people, but certain factors that lead to weaker bones are important at all ages, and even younger people can suffer from broken bones related to osteoporosis. Read more.

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Request for Proposals

Non-Homemaker Service Contracts Effective 10/1/2015

Elder Care Network Southeast (ECNS) member agencies are seeking proposals for the provision of non-homemaker provider services. ECNS is comprised of the following agencies designated as ASAPs by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA): Bristol Elder Services, Inc.; Coastline Elderly Services, Inc.; Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands, Inc.; HESSCO Elder Services, Inc.; Old Colony Elder Services, Inc.; and South Shore Elder Services, Inc.

For a complete list of the services, Request for Proposal information, and contract requirements and details, review all the documents listed below. Contracts will be awarded based upon individual Aging Services Access Point (ASAP) agency needs.

Technical assistance will be available at a Bidder’s Conference, which will be held at Bristol Elder Services, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon, April 1, 2015.

Register at csu@bristolelder.org by March 27, 2015.

All ECNS members are AA/EEO. Women, minority-owned, and small businesses are encouraged to apply.

The deadline for submitting applications is 5:00 p.m., April 24, 2015.


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.

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March is National Nutrition Month: “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle”

National Nutrition Month includes a nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. The theme for 2015 is “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” which encourages everyone to adopt eating and physical activity plans that are focused on consuming fewer calories and getting daily exercise in order to achieve and maintain a healthy weight, reduce the risk of chronic disease and promote overall health.

This National Nutrition Month, the Academy Encourages Everyone to Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle

Nutrition Basics

Take Action for Me and My Family

March for Meals! Meals on Wheels

Each year OCES participates in the national March for Meals campaign, which is an annual month-long event, sponsored by the Meals On Wheels Association of America. It is designed to generate public awareness about senior hunger and isolation and to celebrate the invaluable services provided by the more than 5,000 Meals on Wheels programs across the country. This annual campaign is also intended to help recruit new volunteers from our community and to increase fundraising from local businesses and supporters. For more information, visit www.marchformeals.com.