Dick Van Dyke is the reason Eddie Di Muzzio can now lift one leg off the floor. Just a year ago, he couldn’t imagine balancing himself without holding onto a chair. Eddie and his wife, Pauline, were watching a television program hosted by the actor/comedian Dick Van Dyke. Van Dyke, who is 93 years old.. read more →

When it comes to the mental health of older adults, the bottom line is this; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says it “must be recognized and treated with the same urgency as physical health.” Mystic Valley Elder Services wholeheartedly agree with that recommendation and provide services to support the mental health of our.. read more →

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.  However, how are you going to enjoy the holidays and not regret eating too much and gaining weight?  Mystic Valley Elder Services Registered Dietitian Candace Quigley offers.. read more →

It’s important to know all you can about diabetes. One out of every four Americans does not know they have diabetes and nine out of 10 Americans do not know they have prediabetes. Information and education can help you get an early diagnosis and to remain healthy through effective management of the disease. According to.. read more →

Mystic Valley Elder Services started Mystic Tea nearly 8 years ago to provide an affirming, comfortable gathering place for LGBTQ older adults and anyone who wants to meet, eat and socialize with a lot of very interesting and welcoming people! And within that time, participation in the monthly meetings has remained robust, and newcomers to.. read more →

Anita Costa from Stoneham received her fresh produce bag from her manager as part of Mystic Valley Elder Services’ annual Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. 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… read more →

While most have good mental health, many older adults are at risk of developing mental health conditions, such as depression, which is the most common ailment in this age group, as well as anxiety, grief and substance abuse. October 10 is World Mental Heath Day, a time to spread awareness and advocacy against this social stigma. Carol, a Mystic Valley Elder Services.. read more →

  Eagle Bank recently awarded Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) $10,000 toward redesigning and redeveloping its company website with a portion of the gift to be used to support MVES’ Money Management Program, a significant resource that offers relief from daily money management tasks that some older adults encounter. “We are very grateful to Eagle.. read more →

How important it is to pay attention to your oral health? Very important. As adults age, poor oral hygiene is the primary cause of most oral disease and the eventual loss of teeth. The majority of people would readily agree how crucial it is for children to receive good dental care during their formative years,.. read more →

02 Sep 2019
September 2, 2019

Healthy Aging Month Observance

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Healthy Aging® Month is an annual observance designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Why is healthy aging important? Older adults are among the fastest growing age groups. The first “baby boomers” (adults born between 1946 and 1964) turned 65 in 2011. More than 37 million people in this group.. read more →