The Reading Cooperative Bank recently awarded Mystic Valley Elder Services $5,000 toward its Elder Independence Fund, a significant resource that offers grants to low-income elders or adults living with disabilities to pay for an urgently needed item or service that helps the individual remain independent. “We are very grateful to the Reading Cooperative Bank and.. read more →

23 Jul 2019
July 23, 2019

Take Caution in the Summertime Sun

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During the summer season, we enjoy being outside on the golf course, out in the ocean fishing or on the beach enjoying the cool sea water.  However, those of us who are sun worshipers put ourselves at risk long before there was much talk about the connection between sun exposure and skin cancer. For older.. read more →

Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) was recently awarded a $100,000 sustaining grant over a 4-year period through Cummings’s Foundation “$100k for 100” program. The grant was awarded to MVES in support of its Elder Independence Fund, a 21-year program that makes it possible for low-income older adults or adults living with disabilities to receive an.. read more →

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive, degenerative disease of the brain resulting in memory loss, impaired thinking, and personality changes. Brain damages influence the way people act and react. As comprehension falters, emotional and behavioral problems may soar. Not everyone with the disease exhibits behavioral problems, but these problems are a common indication of the disease… read more →

Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) consumers recently received an unexpected but joyous visit from their care managers who delivered care baskets full of can and boxed goods, clothing, linens, towels, toiletries, games, books and other items that the consumers could use. The baskets were donated by a group of employees at Comcast, located in Malden,.. 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! Mystic Valley Elder Services will be holding its free, six-session course The Savvy Caregiver Program at Mystic Valley Elder Services, 300 Commercial Street, #19, in Malden, on Thursdays from May 9 through.. read more →

There has been a lot of talk about identity theft and the need to protecting your financial information. Is this all media frenzy, or is there more you should be doing to protect yourself and your assets? There are many different ways that criminals and fraudsters might try to get money out of you. Below.. read more →

Each year, more and more older adults are making a positive impact in and around our communities. As volunteers, employees, employers, educators, mentors, advocates, and more, they offer insight and experience that benefit the entire Mystic Valley community. That’s why Older Americans Month has been recognizing the contributions of this growing population for 56 years… read more →

04 Apr 2019
April 4, 2019

What is a Memory Cafe?

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A memory café is a gathering for those living with memory loss and their care partner. The café is an opportunity to socialize and participate in an activity in an accepting environment. This program is open to family, friends, caregivers and their loved ones of all ages with memory loss. Please note this is not.. read more →

One in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year, according to the National Council on Aging. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of.. read more →