In late September, the Board of Directors of Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) elected four new officers to lead the company in the coming year. The MVES Board of Directors is composed of 34 members all of whom represent the 11 communities that MVES serves. More than 50 percent of the board is age 60.. read more →

Mystic Valley Elder Services is hosting a special breakfast entitled: “Coffee and Caregiving” on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks, 191 Washington Ave., Winthrop, Mass. Guest speakers will include Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, NP, Secretary, Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs and Dan O’Leary, Executive Director.. read more →

Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) recently delivered nearly 160 bags filled with fresh fruits and vegetables to homebound older adults as part of their annual Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is funded by the Mass. Department of Agricultural Resources. MVES was granted funds to purchase produce from a local.. read more →

If you are a family caregiver working to support the needs of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, there is now help! A free, six-session course The Savvy Caregiver Program will be held at the Stoneham Senior Center, 136 Elm Street, Stoneham, Mass., on Tuesdays from October 16 through November 20 from 10:00 am.. read more →

If you have a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan (HMO, PPO), you will be receiving or should have received information from your plan regarding open enrollment. This information explains changes in your plan for 2019. During Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15 to December 7), you will have a chance to CHANGE.. read more →

  Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) consumer Gladys, a senior from Everett, recently received an unexpected but joyous visit from her care manager Lindsay Dow. Lindsay delivered care baskets full of can goods, clothing, linens, games, books and other items that Gladys had on her “wish list” donated by a group of employees at Comcast,.. read more →

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 →