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Old Colony Elder Services Collaborates with The Charity Guild of Brockton to Offer "Special Foods for Special People" Program
Date:9/9/2009

Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) recently announced their collaboration with The Charity Guild of Brockton in the development of a new program known as "Special Foods for Special People".

Easton and Stoughton, MA (Vocus) September 9, 2009 -- Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) recently announced their collaboration with The Charity Guild of Brockton in the development of a new program known as "Special Foods for Special People".

The goal of the "Special Foods for Special People" program is to distribute special dietary foods to homebound elders who suffer from diseases common to this age group. Many are unable to afford specialty items due limited income and increasing food costs.

OCES will assist with the program's outreach and education initiatives and the Charity Guild will provide the food and the volunteers to deliver the special food to elders in their homes. The Charity Guild recently received a grant from the Howard Home Foundation which has enabled them to develop and run the "Special Foods for Special People" program.

"We're very excited to be able to partner with Old Colony Elder Services on this project. It has been a very high priority for us. The 'Special Foods for Special People' program affords us the chance to reach out to individuals in the community. Now, we are able to go to those who cannot come to us," said Nancy Gustafson, President of The Charity Guild's Board of Directors.

How it Works
A Registered Nurse and Dietician from OCES conduct an assessment of an elder's needs. Then, the nurse and dietician consult with the elder about disease and prevention and the vital role that proper nutrition plays in their overall health. OCES then educates and trains the elder (and their caregiver) in proper nutritional intake and dietary needs as it relates to his/her specific health problem. Once the assessment, education and training are completed, the Charity Guild provides and delivers the special diet foods to the homebound elder.

"Now, homebound elders are able to get the nutritional foods that are specific to their disease that they would not otherwise be able to obtain. This program is essential to the many elders who are suffering from illnesses which could benefit from a special diet," explained Diana DiGiorgi, Executive Director of OCES.
   
About the Charity Guild of Brockton:
Established in 1971, The Charity Guild of Brockton is a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization providing assistance to greater Brockton area residents through their food pantry and thrift shop. The Charity Guild's mission is "to provide basic and necessary services to those unable to meet their primary needs of food, clothing and household goods." The Charity Guild is located at 501 Main Street in Brockton. To learn more about them, visit the website at www.TheCharityGuild.org.
   
For more information about the "Special Foods for Special People" program, contact Lucille Dallaire of OCES at (508) 584-1561.
   
About OCES:
Incorporated in 1974, Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) is one of 27 private, non-profit Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

OCES serves elders, their families and 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 organization's mission is to provide services that 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 130 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.oldcolonyelderservices.org.

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