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Impact Wednesday: Ocean Inc. Kick-Starts Community Action Month by providing Outreach Services at the Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey - 20th Annual Senior Resource Expo in the Edward Thorn

With over 200 Seniors and 70 venders in attendance, Ocean Inc. is kicking off Community Action Month by providing outreach services at the Little Egg Harbor, NJ - 20th Annual Senior Resource Expo.

Many community organizations are assisting the seniors including Ocean Inc. Human Resources, Home Energy, and Direct Services. New to the Ocean Inc. line-up this year is Veterans Transportation Coordinator Carmine Czapla from the Ocean Inc. Veterans Transportation Program.

Ocean County is home to over 200,000 adults 65 years of age and older and has the 2nd largest senior population in the nation, the 1st largest being Florida. For older adults, expanding their social community is an essential part of healthy aging. Older adults who are active participants in their communities experience a variety of benefits; which may include reduced risk of depression, anxiety, heart disease, high blood pressure and improved cognitive function.

Ocean Inc. Home Energy Assistance staff are distributing and assisting with Home Energy applications at the event. Instructional Home Energy Videos in both English and Spanish are available on the Ocean Inc. Home Energy webpage on the agency website listed below to assist in the process.

Weatherization Assistance - The Ocean Inc. Weatherization Program is designed to address the needs of cost-burdened, low-income residents, unable to afford the added expense of repairing or replacing items in their home that if repaired or replaced, could help them reduce or eliminate high energy bills. Eligibility is based on income guidelines. To learn more about the Ocean Inc. Weatherization Program, visit the Weatherization webpage on the link listed below.

Ocean Inc. Human Resources staff are distributing Ocean Inc. 'Employment Opportunity Cards' during the event. If you would like to make a difference in the lives of the people we serve in the community, visit to apply and learn more about our job opportunities.

What is Community Action Month

The Promise of Community Action - National Community Action Month is held annually and was established by the Community Action Partnership to strengthen the role of Community Action Agencies in assisting low-income families in achieving economic stability.

During this month and throughout the year, over a 1,000 Community Action Agencies like Ocean Inc. continue to assist individuals and families in making positive changes in their lives. To see the impact Ocean Inc. is making on the communities we serve and to view services available visit us on our website at or “Like” us on Facebook at Ocean Inc.

Stay tuned as more agency events, achievements and success stories will be celebrated throughout the month. To review all upcoming Ocean Inc. outreach events throughout the region, be sure to visit the Ocean Inc. 'Calendar of Events' with updates continuously posted on the following site:

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