April 30th, 2015
Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon
Diana DiGiorgi, OCES CEO, welcomed everyone and announced the merger between Mayflower RSVP (MRSVP) and OCES that became effective April 1, 2015. Between OCES and MRSVP there are more than 600 volunteers giving countless hours of service to the older adults, individuals with disabilities and caregivers in our communities. DiGiorgi thanked all volunteers including the OCES Board of Directors and the MRSVP Advisory Council. The luncheon was held at The Massasoit Conference Center in Brockton to thank the volunteers who donate their time to help others. Read more and see photos.
Older Americans Month – May 2015
Each May, the Administration for Community Living celebrates Older Americans Month to recognize older Americans for their contributions to the nation. This year, in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Older Americans Act (OAA), the focus is on older adults taking charge of their health, getting engaged in their communities, and making positive impacts in the lives of others. The theme for Older Americans Month 2015 is Get into the Act.
Older Americans Month provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of community engagement to enhance the wellbeing of older adults. Now is the time to Get into the Act! Together we can promote healthy aging, increase community involvement for older adults, and tackle important issues like the prevention of elder abuse.
Monthly Q & A
The Skinny on Eating Fats
Is it OK for me to eat some fat, what kind, and how much?
Yes, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) says it’s fine to eat some fats. But it’s recommended that you try to reduce your intake of solid fats, and instead use liquid oils, such as olive oil and canola oil, where possible.