Old Colony Elderly Services Announces New Monthly Family Caregiver Support Group
December 01, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health NewsDATELINE: PLYMOUTH COUNTY AND AVON; EASTON AND STOUGHTON, MA… The Family Caregiver Support Program at Old Colony Elderly Services, Inc. (OCES) in Brockton and Comfort Keepers in Plymouth, have recently established a FREE Family Caregiver Support Group.
This new support group, which meets the first Wednesday of each month from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. will offer educational focused meetings, guidance and reassurance while enabling the exchange of practical ideas. Meetings will be held at Comfort Keepers located at 37 Industrial Park Road in Plymouth. Guest Speakers will be announced at each Family Caregiver Support meeting.
“Happy Holidays – A Gift to Caregivers” is the theme of the upcoming meeting on December 5th.
“New Technology/Tools for the Caregiver” is the topic for January 2, 2008.
“Caring for an elderly loved one can be overwhelming, frustrating and exhausting. This support group will show family caregivers that they are not alone. It’s a good opportunity for them to meet others experiencing the same challenges,” noted Marilyn Lynt, Assistant Development Director at OCES.
Respite may be arranged for each meeting with prior R.S.V.P. Call Beth Marden at 508-746-4800 or Rochelle Sugarman @ 508-584-1561 ext. 312.
OCES’ Family Caregiver Support staff assists caregivers, at no charge, with support, education and community linkages. Towns served by OCES include: 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.