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 →

Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) recently hosted its annual legislative briefing at its headquarters, located at 300 Commercial Street in Malden.  MVES Board President Kathleen Beaulieu and Chief Executive Officer Daniel J. O’Leary were joined by legislative co-hosts Senator Patricia Jehlen and Representative Christine Barber to speak to a standing-room crowd of local legislators, town.. read more →

The Mystic Valley Elder Services “Emergency Closet” provides our care managers and other staff who assist our low-income older adults and adults living with disabilities with a place to access new towels, new sheets, new blankets and toiletry items for people who need them immediately. However, our closet needs some donations! Here is an example.. read more →