Old Colony Elder Services (OCES), the non-profit agency serving older adults and individuals with disabilities throughout greater Plymouth County, has announced a new Supportive Housing Program in Easton.
OCES has appointed Jessica Parson as OCES’ new Supportive Housing Specialist. She will be based at the Robert J. Keefe community building on Parker Terrace in Easton. Parson previously worked at OCES as a Care Manager in the Home Care Program.
Parson has already planned an ice cream social, sponsored by Senior Whole Health, for supportive housing residents. Additionally, the Easton Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be starting wellness checks with residents every other week.
The goal of supportive housing is to integrate community resources, information, and services for the individuals who reside at a particular local housing authority site, and essentially to enrich the lives of those residents.
“Supportive Housing Programs are designed to create a community environment which allows residents to age in their community,” explained Elizabeth Weiner, OCES’ Housing Programs Manager who oversees this program along with all of OCES’ other supportive and congregate housing programs. “OCES works with the housing authority in Easton to support both the residents and housing management.”
Through the Supportive Housing Program, a specialist from OCES’ housing team conducts an assessment to determine the specific needs of residents residing within the Easton Housing Authority. All residents at these sites are eligible for information and referral services, case management assistance, and access to social or educational programs. Depending on eligibility, many other services are available as well.
For more information about OCES’ Housing Programs, visit www.ocesma.org or call OCES at 508-584-1561.