Old Colony Elderly Services Donates Caregiving Books to Libraries in 23 Towns
November 10, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsThe three donated books, Dementia Caregivers Share Their Stories: A Support Group in a Book and How To Say It to Seniors: Closing the Communication Gap with Our Elders as well as Love, Honor, & Value: A Family Caregiver Speaks Out about Choices &
Challenges of Caregiving will serve as guides to help strengthen caregivers’ knowledge and their ability to provide care.
According to Marilyn Lynt, Caregiver Specialist in the Family Caregiver Support Program at OCES, “One of the most effective ways to assist caregivers is to provide them with education materials.”
OCES’ Family Caregiver Support staff assists caregivers, at no charge, with support, education and community linkages.
Libraries that will receive the books are those in towns served by OCES including: Abington, Avon, Bridgewater, Brockton, Carver, Duxbury, East Bridgewater, Easton, Halifax, Hanover, Hanson, Kingston, Lakeville, Marshfield, Middleboro, Pembroke, Plymouth, Plympton, Rockland, Stoughton, Wareham, West Bridgewater and Whitman.
About Old Colony Elderly Services
Incorporated in 1974, Old Colony Elderly Services (OCES) is one of 27 private, non-profit Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
The organization’s mission is to provide services which will support the dignity and independence of elders by helping them maximize their quality of life; live safely and in good health; and, prevent unnecessary or premature institutionalization.
The agency has 110 employees and operates more than 12 programs serving elders, their families and caregivers. For more information call (508) 584-1561 or visit the website at www.oc-elderly.org.