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OCES will celebrate 40 years on April 29, 2014

Monthly Q & A

The Safety Attitudes of Older Drivers

Are older people concerned about driver safety issues?

Yes. According to new research from the American Automobile Association (AAA) Foundation for Traffic Safety, older drivers are “generally a very safe group of motorists [but] there are some unsafe driving behaviors that still have a high level of acceptance, among seniors.” Read more.

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OCES celebrated its 40th Anniversary

Michael Dukakis

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.

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February Is American Heart Month: Are You at Risk for Heart Disease?

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) — including heart disease, stroke, and high blood pressure — is the number one killer of women and men in the United States. Many CVD deaths could have been prevented through healthier habits, healthier living spaces, and better management of conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. Learn about your risks for heart disease and stroke and stay heart healthy for yourself and your loved ones.

February is American Heart Month

February: American Heart Month

Healthy Habits to Prevent Heart Disease

Warning Signs of Heart Attack, Stroke & Cardiac Arrest