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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.


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

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



Our next meeting is January 28th, 2015. Our speaker for the next 2 months are:

Jan - Coastal Chiropractic - Dr. Corey Girdwood and Dr. Matt DeFilippis Of Coastal Chiropractic

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
 - Lecture on The Principles Underlying the Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Read her Bio Here.

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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