On Tuesday, March 27th, Mystic Valley Elder Services hosted its annual legislative breakfast at the agency’s headquarters, located at 300 Commercial Street in Malden. Board President Mary Prenney and Executive Director Dan O’Leary were joined by legislative host Representative Donald Wong. Mr. O’Leary outlined Mystic Valley Elder Services’ state budget priorities for FY19, which include.. read more →

Mystic Valley Elder Services is sponsoring a free “My Life, My Health” workshop series at the Pleasant Street Center, 49 Pleasant St., Reading, starting on Wednesdays in late March. Developed at Stanford University, this free program provides practical strategies for adults managing diabetes. The six-week series will begin on March 21st and continue weekly through.. read more →

Starting in March, Mystic Valley Elder Services will host a free workshop series for family and friends who are active caregivers for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. “We are pleased to offer this important resource for those caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease,” said Kathy Learned, Mystic Valley Elder.. read more →

“I’ve struggled with depression for most of my life,” said Lauren, a 78-year-old retired nurse and longtime Stoneham resident. “During those times, I would try to focus on the good things in my life: my large extended family, my work at a VA hospital, and my passion for painting.” Lauren was able to manage her.. read more →

by Daniel J. O’Leary, Executive Director, Mystic Valley Elder Services Q: Over the past year, I have experienced some major life changes and I’m finding it very difficult to feel positive during this holiday season. Why am I so miserable? A: This is absolutely one of the hardest times of year for many folks, and.. read more →

Veterans: you deserve compassionate, experienced care in the comfort of your own home. A special program is available to veterans of all ages who need substantial assistance to live in their own homes and communities. The Veterans’ Independence Plus (VIP) program provides a critical service for veterans who are at risk of having to leave.. read more →

The amount of information concerning Medicare, supplemental plans and prescription drug coverage can be overwhelming. We have put together five tips to help simplify the open enrollment process: Be aware of the deadline. Medicare’s Open Enrollment period occurs once a year and is the time when you can make changes to your Medicare coverage. Open Enrollment.. read more →

01 Oct 2017
October 1, 2017

Volunteer Money Managers Needed

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“If it were not for the assistance of our money management volunteers, many of the individuals we work with would have faced eviction from their apartment, simply for falling behind on their bills. That’s how critical this volunteer work is for members of our community.” -Larry Poirier, Money Management Program Manager Money Managers are screened, trained volunteers.. read more →

Starting in August, Mystic Valley Elder Services will host a free workshop series for family and friends who are active caregivers for individuals living with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias. “We are pleased to offer this important resource for those caring for a loved one living with Alzheimer’s disease,” said Kathy Learned, Mystic Valley Elder.. read more →

When retired high school teacher Judy Patterson reentered the classroom, it was to tiny desks and chairs and a chorus of little voices. The Kindergarten classroom at Colonial Park School in Stoneham has been Judy’s favorite spot ever since—a place where she spends one day a week working intensively with small groups of five-year-olds on.. read more →