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Brockton’s mayor harrington participates in “mayors for meals” national initiative

Brockton’s Mayor Harrington Participates in “Mayors For Meals” National Initiative


The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) has designated March for their annual national campaign known as “March For Meals”. Old Colony Elder Services (OCES) of Brockton participates in this campaign each year, which is designed to increase public awareness, recruit new volunteers and encourage local fundraising.

“We have many seniors in Brockton who are unable to get to the grocery store or to one of our congregate meal sites and who otherwise would not get a nutritious daily meal. The Meals On Wheels program is absolutely essential to them,” noted OCES Executive Director Diana DiGiorgi.

The Meals On Wheels program serves Brockton residents age 60 and over, as well as disabled residents under 60. Both the Meals On Wheels program and the congregate meal sites rely on help from volunteers. Meals On Wheels currently needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals to elders throughout the Brockton area. Volunteer drivers typically deliver 15-20 meals a day, between 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and are reimbursed for mileage. Volunteers are needed Monday through Friday, yet they may help out for any number of days per week that they desire.

Volunteers are also needed to set up, bag and distribute meals at the Belair, Manning, Caffrey and Campello congregate meal sites.

Anyone who is interested in volunteering at least two hours per week as a Meals On Wheels driver or as a helper at one of the congregate meal sites, contact Shawn Smith, Nutrition Director at 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.

The best home based opportunity

The Best Home Based Opportunity

If you are considering telecommuting and are currently searching for a home based opportunity, then you need to research freelance home based jobs.

Many home based opportunities are scams and do not provide a significant income for someone wishing to use telecommuting avenues. Freelance work provides great home based jobs that are risk-free and give you the chance to work from the comfort of your own home while still being assured of legitimate employment from companies who will pay you for your services. In our opinion, freelancing is the best home based opportunity.

Freelancing allows you to search home based opportunities through submitting applications on available positions that people are offering where you can telecommute or simply work in your own home office. If you have the skills then you have a great chance to find a home based job that fits your talents and expertise.

Freelancing is also a great home based opportunity because it significantly reduces your need of online or offline marketing. Marketing is often the most difficult task in a work at home business if you have never tried it. With freelancing you are able to offer your services at freelance jobs boards. You don’t need to go and sell products to your friends, spend hours trying to attract quality traffic to your website or make any cold calls. You can earn a steady income unlike network marketing where you income can range from nothing to a huge amount.

Freelance work also allows you to be your own boss, set your own hours and simply work when and where you want. Your income really depends on your efforts. This offers excellent benefits in that you have greater independence and you will be able to have your own tools for the job available. You may also be able to determine your own salary levels based on how much you charge and how much people are willing to pay. Determining factors will be your experience in the particular job.

Work at home freelance jobs also help you reduce your taxes. There are many areas where you will be able to claim tax benefits when you are involved as an independent contractor in your own home based opportunity. You will be able to claim tax write-offs for some of the expenses related in running a home office such as the cost of the home, travel expenses, equipment and insurance, magazines and books, and various other expenses which may be relevant to your freelance job.