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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

> 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, Dux
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