Old Colony Elderly Services (OCES) of Brockton, which is funded in part by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs (EOEA), announces two important appointments made recently by Governor Patrick.
Michael E. Festa, who has represented the 32nd Middlesex district in the Massachusetts House of Representatives for the past eight years, has been appointed as Secretary at the Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Sandra K. Albright, who has been a senior member of the executive team at the Kit Clark Senior Services Center in Dorchester has been appointed as Undersecretary.
EOEA oversees all federal and state funded programs for elders in the state of Massachusetts. OCES is one of 27 home care agencies who contract with EOEA to provide services to elders in Plymouth County and the communities of Avon, Easton and Stoughton.
“We’re very pleased and reassured that with the strong leadership of Mr. Festa and Ms. Albright, we can work together to provide comprehensive, high quality services for elders,” said Diana L. DiGiorgi, Executive Director of OCES.
About Old Colony Elderly Services
Incorporated in 1974, Old Colony Elderly Services (oc-elderly.org) 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.
OCES serves elders and their families, as well as caregivers, in 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.
The agency has 110 employees and operates more than 12 programs serving elders, their families and caregivers.