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 →

There are many joys to living in New England – summers by the sea, autumn foliage, watching the Patriots, Bruins and Red Sox, winter skiing, just to name a few. But for older adults in particular, it can be challenging to keep warm in the winter months. However, there are simple steps you can take.. read more →

The holidays are a time to enjoy friends, family and food! And with them right around the corner, you will be barraged with lots of your favorite foods.  However, how are you going to enjoy the holidays and not regret eating too much and gaining weight?  Mystic Valley Elder Services Registered Dietitian Candace Quigley offers.. read more →

It’s important to know all you can about diabetes. One out of every four Americans does not know they have diabetes and nine out of 10 Americans do not know they have prediabetes. Information and education can help you get an early diagnosis and to remain healthy through effective management of the disease. According to.. read more →

Mystic Valley Elder Services started Mystic Tea nearly 8 years ago to provide an affirming, comfortable gathering place for LGBTQ older adults and anyone who wants to meet, eat and socialize with a lot of very interesting and welcoming people! And within that time, participation in the monthly meetings has remained robust, and newcomers to.. read more →

Anita Costa from Stoneham received her fresh produce bag from her manager as part of Mystic Valley Elder Services’ annual Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) recently delivered nearly 160 bags filled with fresh fruits and vegetables to homebound older adults as part of their annual Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program… read more →