Our Reading Partners program pairs volunteers with elementary school children to help students improve their literacy skills. Last year, volunteer Judy Patterson shared her story about this fulfilling volunteer opportunity: 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.. read more →

Summer is here and we are celebrating with our annual barbecues! Dig in to hot dogs, burgers, potato salad, coleslaw, and refreshing watermelon. Dates, times and locations are listed below. Please register in advance, as spots fill up quickly. June 13th, at 12noon Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center 35 Harvard Street, Winthrop 617-846-8598 June 21st, at 11:45am Wakefield.. read more →

07 Jun 2018
June 7, 2018

Breathing Easier Because of You

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Your generosity supports programs and services that make independent living possible for older adults and adults living with disabilities in your neighborhood. You helped Donald and Edith, a 90-year-old Winthrop couple, when their apartment air conditioner broke. With the couple’s tight budget and medical conditions, buying a new A/C unit was both out of reach.. read more →

14 May 2018
May 14, 2018

How Much Stuff is Too Much Stuff?

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Collections, Clutter and Hoarding- what makes the difference? Join us for an interesting and informative presentation on hoarding- what it is, who does it, and why it might be a danger to a person’s health and wellbeing. This event will be held on Thursday, June 21st at 11:30am at the Robert A. DeLeo Senior Center, 35.. read more →

Cooking for one person or two can often present unique challenges. Join our registered dietician, Candace Quigley, at one of her cooking demonstrations throughout May and June. Dates, times and locations are listed below. Each presentation will include tips for healthy cooking and a tasting. Wakefield Senior Center Thursday, May 17, at 11am 30 Converse.. read more →

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 →