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 knowledge; to provide
pertinent information and referral; to analyze unmet needs; advocate for
appropriate and effective solutions; and to increase public awareness of the
elder services available in our community.
Jimmo and Medicare Update
is a recent release from CMS regarding updates to the Medicare Manual due to
the court ruling in Jimmo v. Sebelius. Courtesy of Mary
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2014 Monthly Meeting
September 24th Meeting will be held at South Port
Square, networking at 8 AM and meeting begins at 8:15
Dr. Joseph is the month's speaker.
Congratulations to Virginia B. Andes as
the 2014 Sunflower Award recipient. OCEAN was proud to
present a $1,000 .00 donation to her foundation. To read more about
her life as a Charlotte County Philanthropist. Read more here.
OCEAN Donates to help Charlotte County
"Red Dot Program"
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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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