BROCKTON AND PLYMOUTH, MA… Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the non-profit agency proudly serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout greater Plymouth County and surrounding towns is offering a free, six-week Building Better Caregivers™ virtual workshop which will be held March 7 through April 18, 2023, from 1-3 p.m.

OCES’ Healthy Living Program presents the Building Better Caregivers (BBC) workshop for caregivers who are caring for someone with serious injury or illness, dementia, memory problems, post-traumatic stress disorder or a serious brain injury. The workshop will be held via Zoom, which is more convenient for many caregivers. 

This highly interactive, small group workshop is led by two trained facilitators, one or both of whom are or have been a caregiver.

The Building Better Caregivers™ workshop helps caregivers in a number of ways, such as:
– Managing challenging situations
– Communicating more effectively
– Dealing with difficult emotions and stress
– Feeling more confident
– Setting long and short-term goals

“Caregiving can be an extremely demanding job, and caregivers may experience significant stress, as well as isolation and burnout,” explained Nicole Long, MSW, LICSW, Chief Executive Officer of OCES. “This informative workshop offers training in how to provide better care, while also helping caregivers learn how to manage their own emotions, stress and physical health.”

To register, call Pat Livie, OCES’ Outreach Education Specialist at 508-584-1561 ext. 373 or Donna Forand, OCES’ Healthy Living Program Coordinator at 508-584-1561 ext. 237.

To learn more about OCES’ extensive programs and services, visit

About OCES
Founded in 1974, OCES proudly serves greater Plymouth County and surrounding communities. OCES is a private, non-profit organization headquartered in Brockton with a second office in Plymouth. OCES is designated as one of 23 Aging Services Access Points (ASAPs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Through the talent of an experienced and diverse workforce, OCES supports the independence and dignity of older adults and individuals with disabilities by providing essential information and services that promote healthy, safe living, which positively impacts our community.  The agency offers several programs to serve older adults, individuals with disabilities, their families and caregivers. For more information call 508-584-1561 or visit