OCEAN is the resource
for Charlotte County Seniors! Our Charlotte Elder Affairs
Network is a “coalition” whose membership consists of public and
private health, human and social service organizations and others concerned
with elder issues.
Our Purpose is to
identify services in the Charlotte County area and to share that
To Provide pertinent information and referral; to analyze unmet needs, be
an advocate for appropriate and effective solutions, and to increase public
awareness of the elder services available in our
Below is a recent review of house bills and
more from the Florida Legislature.
Held on the 4th
Wednesday of each month at 8:00 AM at South Port
Square’s Town Hall Building. [locate] For more info, please contact Karen Amador:
Our next meeting is January 28th, 2015. Our speaker for
the next 2 months are:
Jan - Coastal
Dr. Corey Girdwood and Dr. Matt DeFilippis Of Coastal
We will be doing our talk on "Why do I hurt" it will be an
interactive talk a lot discovering how pain can cause other sypmtoms in your
body and how to alleviate pain through healthy nutrition, proper body
alignment, and exercise.
Feb - Jacqueline Moore, North Port City Commissioner,
Speaker and Consultant -
The Principles Underlying the Seven Habits of Highly Effective
People. Read her Bio Here.
In the summer of 1991 a small group of providers
and concerned individuals established a networking” coalition with one common
goal; to achieve more comprehensive and consistent services for the elderly in
Charlotte County. Thus, O.C.E.A.N. was formed. No one could possibly have
imagined how large and how resilient that group would eventually become.
Surviving location changes, deaths of founding members and even a hurricane,
this diverse group of community members and compassionate senior advocates has
become a recognizable network of information, resources and understanding when
it comes to the necessary facts needed to make important decisions about elder
needs, whether for you, a loved one, client or patient.
Because we are not for profit, we rely on membership
dues & donations to have available funds for serving our senior population. We
also utilize the services of our membership whenever possible. Fortunately, we
serve in a very generous community and have been able to fulfill most requests and
needs either privately of through other agencies.
O.C.E.A.N., an acronym for Our Charlotte Elder
Affairs Network, is proud to acknowledge those founding members, in particular
Dolly Dessart, who not only had the vision, but more importantly, the “glue” to
bring it all together. Today, O.C.E.A.N. consists of over 200 professionals
representing more than 100 companies, ready and willing to do whatever they can to
assist and improve the quality of life for our senior community.
We Dedicate this Web Site to Dolly for her inspiration to care and
move forward as caregivers.
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