Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the Brockton based regional agency serving older adults, individuals with disabilities and caregivers, celebrated National Social Work Month by giving back to the community with a scholarship contribution and a food drive.
The National Association of Social Worker's month-long celebration theme was "All People Matter". In keeping with the theme, OCES highlighted the importance of social workers by making a $2,000 contribution to the Edward T. Donovan Memorial Social Work Scholarship Fund for Bridgewater State University students pursuing a career in social work. OCES helped support community members in need by holding a food drive for The Charity Guild, a local food pantry.
"Social work is one of the fastest growing professions. Social workers bring critical family needs and social injustices to the forefront and make a difference in many people's lives every day. National Social Work Month highlights how social workers are absolutely essential," noted Diana DiGiorgi, Executive Director of OCES.
About the National Association of Social Workers
The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) is the largest professional organization of social workers. It promotes, develops and protects the practice of social work and social workers. For more information, visit www.socialworkers.org.
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 179 employees and operates more than 15 programs serving older adults, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information call (508) 584-1561 or visit www.oldcolonyelderservices.org.