“Caring for Veterans Experiencing the Impact of Serious Illness” Presentation on May 11th

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(Newswire.net — May 1, 2015) Brockton, MA — Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the Brockton based regional agency that serves older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout the greater Brockton and Plymouth county area, is collaborating with HopeHealth, the Plymouth Veterans Services, and the Plymouth Senior Center on a presentation for veterans diagnosed with a serious illness on Monday, May 11, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Plymouth Senior Center, 44 Nook Road.

HopeHealth will present “Caring for Veterans Experiencing the Impact of Serious Illness”. Veterans and their loved ones will learn about the wide range of services available to provide the best possible quality of life. HopeHealth presenters, Ann Geagan, MSW, LICSW, Director of Bereavement; Ellen McCabe, RN, CHPN, Director of Professional Education; Steve Morrissey, Veteran Volunteer; and Melissa Weidman, Director of Community Relations and Outreach will discuss how an eligible veteran’s unique needs are heard, understood and honored in this special care model.

This presentation is based on the principles of the We Honor Veterans (WHV) program, a partnership between the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization and Veterans Administration.

A continental breakfast will be served. All are welcome and there is no charge to attend but space is limited so please register online at HopeHealthCo.org/CaringforVets, or email Info@HopeHealthCo.org or call (774) 487-3667.

About HopeHealth

HopeHealth provides services that enhance the comfort and quality of life for people experiencing the impact of serious illness and loss. To learn more about HopeHealth, visit hopehealthco.org.


About Old Colony Elder Services

Founded in 1974, OCES serves 20 communities in Plymouth County as well as Avon, Easton and Stoughton. OCES is a private, non-profit organization located in Brockton and designated as one of 27 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. OCES’ mission is to support the independence and dignity of elders and individuals with disabilities by providing essential information and services that promote healthy and safe living. The agency has 210 employees and operates more than 15 programs serving older adults, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers.

Old Colony Elder Services

144 Main St.
 Brockton, MA United States 02301

(508) 584-1561