Mystic Valley Elder Services had created a COVID-19 Resource Guide for Community Members to use. The Guide is sorted by the 11 towns and cities MVES serves. Please click on the link below to download the Guide, which is updated frequently. COVID-19 Resource Guide May 20, 2020 During these unprecedented times, which have affected almost.. read more →

National Nurses Week, May 6-12, provides an ideal opportunity to celebrate all those healthcare professionals who choose one of the world’s oldest professions – nursing. Nurses make a difference in so many areas of healthcare, from hospitals to skilled nursing homes to community/home care nursing. Today, they are some of our healthcare heroes working on.. read more →

Social isolation, also known as the Loneliness Epidemic, is a prevalent concern for the nearly 290,000 older adults living in the state of Massachusetts. A 2020 report from the US Department of Health and Human Services states that 28 percent of elders live alone in the community. Now, with the coronavirus pandemic changing people’s day-to-day.. read more →

During a typical month, Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) delivers approximately 50,000 meals to more than 2,000 older adults aged 60 to 100+ years in their homes as part of the Meals on Wheels program. These individuals are our loved-ones, parents, grandparents, veterans and neighbors. The program provides hot and cold nutritional meals on a.. read more →

A day ago in a town near you, a rookie Mystic Valley Elder Services Meals on Wheels driver tentatively knocked on a basement apartment door and stepped back to create “social distancing.” An older woman answered the door. Her husband was sitting in a wheelchair behind her. When the volunteer driver explained that she had.. 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 →