Old Colony Elderly Services "Elves" Helped to Ensure a Happy Holiday for Those in Need

In an effort geared to ensuring a happy holiday for seniors and children in the area, Old Colony Elderly Services, Inc. (OCES) of Brockton, Home Instead Senior Care of Whitman and the Marshfield Ladies Club collaborated on a Holiday Gift Project which spread much joy and good cheer.

Marshfield, MA, December 21, 2007 --(PR.com)-- OCES provided 20 gifts of clothing to children through the Brockton Salvation Army. Home Instead Senior Care and Duval’s Pharmacy collected 375 gifts (three each) for 126 seniors served by OCES. The Marshfield Ladies Club provided 20 gift baskets to seniors in the area. OCES staff assisted with gift wrapping and distribution.

“By joining forces on the Holiday Gift Project, we were able to provide quite a few children and seniors with gifts they may not have otherwise received. We’d like to thank Philomena Hare of the Brockton Salvation Army, Cherie Sasso of Home Instead and Pat Carney of the Marshfield Ladies Club for their tremendous efforts and assistance,” said Diana L. DiGiorgi, Executive Director of OCES.

One of the Commonwealth’s 27 non-profit Aging Service Access Points (ASAPs), OCES serves the towns of 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.

Old Colony Elderly Services
Marilyn Lynt