As we look back at 2018, we are amazed by the impact Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) Volunteers have had in our communities. With more than 20,000 hours served this year, our volunteers have shown their dedication and compassion in countless ways. The volunteer programs at MVES serve those most in need, while providing rewarding.. read more →

The winter months are notoriously hard on older adults, which is why Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) stresses the importance of home visits, proper heating, physical checkups, social interaction, transportation help and hot, nutritious meals. Eating good, whole, nutritious foods in the winter months can go a long way in helping older adults regulate their.. read more →

It is important for older adults to exercise.  In fact, studies have shown that maintaining regular physical activity can help prevent many common diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. Exercise improves your overall immune function. However, when the wind is blowing and the snow is falling, low temperatures and icy conditions can prevent everyone.. read more →

07 Dec 2018
December 7, 2018

Caregiving Is A Family Affair

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When you are caring for a loved one, you can sometimes feel stressed and overwhelmed. You are not alone. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging (AoA), family members—not social service agencies, nursing homes, or government programs—are the mainstay of long-term care for older adults in the.. read more →

As the hustle of the holiday season is upon us, many of us will work to get our personal finances in order. We’ll have gift-giving lists to generate, bills to pay, and personal budgets for the spirit of giving to create. And then attempt to stay on budget. If we’re fortunate, we’ll handle this without.. read more →

Though a time of celebration, the holiday season is one of the hardest times of the year for many, and feelings of sadness, loss, or isolation are very common. The days are cold and short, less light for Vitamin D, there are fewer nutrient-rich foods around and it’s harder to get exercise than in the.. read more →

01 Nov 2018
November 1, 2018

Enjoy Healthy Holiday Eating

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The holidays are a time to enjoy friends, family and food! And with them right around the corner, you will be barraged with lots of your favorite foods.  But how are you going to enjoy the holidays and not regret eating too much and gaining weight? Here are some tips from Mystic Valley Elder Services.. read more →

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Isn’t it? With cold weather and the flu preparing to settle in for the winter, many people would hardly consider this the best time of the year. And though there’s little you can do about the weather, you can take proactive steps against the flu. This year’s.. read more →

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 →