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MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS ARE DUE

You are required to complete the 2015 Membership Application. Payment
via Paypal link or check. 

If you wish your business to be listed in the
2015 Resource Guide this is due by November 31, 2014.

We have now included a download able invoice for your convenience.

Resource Guide Ads are now being sold.  Every members gets 5 FREE lines!
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Welcome

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, be an advocate for appropriate and effective solutions, and to increase public awareness of the elder services available in our community.

Business Spotlight of the Week:

Brightstar of South Sarasota


Colette Russell   941-412-4070


Brightstar of South Sarasota, Vence, Port Charlotte Florida


Legislative Updates
Below is a recent review of house bills and more from the Florida Legislature.
Read more here.



Jimmo and Medicare Update
Below is a recent release from CMS regarding updates to the Medicare Manual due to the court ruling in Jimmo v. Sebelius. Courtesy of Mary Byrski.

Medicare Manual Updates - Jimmo Case  

Monthly Meetings

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: 941-276-4075.

Monthly Meeting



There is no December meeting and will resume again the 4th Wednesday in January 2015.

Congratulations to Virginia B. Andes as the 2014 Sunflower Award recipient.  O.C.E.A.N. 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.


Barb Carley from Carley Consulting
 was last month's guest speaker.

Barb Carley
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About Our Members

Caregiver with SeniorIn 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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O.C.E.A.N. has been highlighted in the November 2014 issue of Harbor Style Magazine. 

We are so appreciative to Jimmy Dean for allowing us to tell our story of our amazing members who help make needs into solutions!