19 Sep 2020
September 19, 2020

Important Information Related to COVID-19

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Mystic Valley Elder Services has 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 September 9, 2020 Wearing a face covering is an important.. read more →

With the flu preparing to settle in for the fall and winter, it is crucial you take proactive steps against the flu. Public health officials are urging Americans, especially older adults, to get their seasonal flu vaccine early this year, especially with the COVID-19 Pandemic still in existence. Those over 65 years of age are.. read more →

September is the perfect time to celebrate Healthy Aging® Month since it is the time when many people think about getting started on new tasks as the summer comes to a close. The observance month is designed to encourage people to rejuvenate and get going on positive measures that can impact the areas of physical,.. 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 →

Everyone deserves to live a full life with dignity. However, COVID-19 has robbed many of that right—in just over five months more than 5,600 people have died in 379 Massachusetts nursing homes, 88% of the 429 homes in the state, and the toll increases daily. These deaths comprise 15% of all nursing home residents in.. read more →

Mystic Valley Elder Services, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, has taken part in the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Coronavirus Food Assistance Program Farmers to Family Box Program. Eight Councils on Aging and Senior Centers in Mystic Valley Elder Services’ service area participated in the program receiving a total.. read more →

Mystic Valley Elder Services is seeking volunteers for its new Social Engagement Program to help improve the health and well-being of isolated older adults in the community by providing meaningful social connection—whether it be through regular visits, telephone calls, or email. The Social Engagement Program will provide focused intervention on the poor health and wellness.. read more →

Mystic Valley Elder Services is excited to announce that it has recently launched a new broad-based marketing outreach campaign highlighting the comprehensive care and integrated services offered to older adults, adults living with disabilities and caregivers. The campaign is set to strengthen brand awareness and increase consumer enrollment by illustrating Mystic Valley Elder Services’ approach.. read more →

If you recall, last summer ended up being a scorcher! And we have already seen the humidity and temperatures soar once again. During the hot summer months, Mystic Valley Elder Services recommends that it’s a good idea to keep a close eye on the older adults in our lives. With more people being house bound.. read more →

Mystic Valley Elder Services 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.. read more →