April 1, 2020 The past few weeks have been unlike any we have ever seen. The Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic has forced Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) to take unprecedented measures to remain a viable resource to older adults, adults living with disabilities, and their caregivers. We continue to adapt with the evolving situation affecting our.. read more →

  MVES recently received a Senior Corps RSVP grant of $82,397.00 from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), the federal agency for volunteering and service. The funds were awarded as part of a Senior Corps RSVP grant competition to increase the impact of national service in the Mystic Valley region. Established in 1971,.. read more →

Nearly 2,000 consumers in 11 cities and towns rely on Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) for Meals on Wheels home delivery, with close to 3,000 meals provided each day. Especially for frail, homebound elders, the nutrition services provided by MVES can be a lifeline. However, what happens when inclement winter weather interferes with Meals on.. read more →

Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) Healthy Aging Program Group leader Susan Becker recently won the Outstanding Leader Award. The Outstanding Leader Award recognizes the dedication and passion of the leaders who positively impact the lives of thousands of adults every year through the Healthy Aging evidence-based programming. Susan has been a volunteer leader with MVES.. read more →

Mystic Valley Elder Services’ (MVES) older adult consumers recently received an unexpected but cheerful visit from their care managers who delivered nearly 160 care gift bags full of clothing, linens, games, books and other items they had on their “wish list,” all donated by employees of Agero, based in Medford. Agero has been contributing to.. read more →

06 Feb 2020
February 6, 2020

Three Regrets of Retirees

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By Eric J. Bergstrom, Vice President, Stoneham Financial Services A recent survey found that more than half of retirees have retirement planning regrets. Unfortunately, many of these retirees had to cut back on their lifestyles to compensate for financial shortfalls.1 Considering their most common regrets may help you avoid making the same mistakes. These regrets.. read more →

Kathy of North Reading comes every day for lunch at the North Reading Senior Center. She has various health issues, such as emphysema, that affect her daily living. She relies on transportation services back and forth from the senior center as she does not drive. “My life has been transformed since attending the dining site,”.. read more →

More than 400 people came together to laugh for the good cause of helping older adults and adults living with disabilities live safely and independently at home at Mystic Valley Elder Services’ 11th rendition of its comedy show Bellyful of Laughs.  Held at Anthony’s of Malden, this year’s event helped Mystic Valley raise $43,000, making.. read more →

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 →