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OCES will celebrate 40 years on April 29, 2014

Monthly Q & A

Dealing with Hearing Loss

What should I do if I think I have hearing loss?

If you think your hearing is growing weaker, the first step is to admit it. Then, schedule an appointment with your family doctor to discuss your choices.

Read more.

Past Q&A Reports


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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April is National Volunteer Month

National Volunteer Month is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet challenges and accomplish goals.

National Volunteer Month is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference. Volunteers live hectic lives with families, carpools, work, and social engagements, but continue to give their time to help others. This month, the staff at Old Colony Elder Services and Mayflower RSVP salutes hard working volunteers everywhere!

Volunteering and Civic Life in America

National Volunteer Week

American Red Cross: Ways to Volunteer