06 Mar 2019
March 6, 2019

March is National Nutrition Month

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National Nutrition Month® is an annual nutrition education and information campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign, celebrated each year during the month of March, focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits. It’s never too late to improve your diet!.. read more →

On Saturday, January 26, at Anthony’s of Malden, 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 Mystic Valley Elder Services’ 10th rendition of its comedy show Bellyful of Laughs. This year’s event helped Mystic Valley raise nearly.. read more →

Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) consumers recently received an unexpected but joyous visit from their care managers who delivered nearly 200 care bags full of clothing, linens, games, books and other items that the individuals had on their “wish list” donated by Agero and Tufts University Advancement Division, both of Medford. Agero and Tufts University.. read more →

Peoples United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts (PUCFEM) recently presented a $5,000 check to Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES). The generous donation will help support MVES’ Money Management Program, which assists community dwelling older adults and adults with disabilities within the MVES service area with basic paying management and economic stability. “We are so grateful.. read more →

Accessible transportation services are vital for enabling older adults to live independently. The vast majority of older adults – nearly 90%, according to AARP – choose to age in place in their homes and communities. Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) provides assistance through the TRIP Metro North program, a free program where seniors and adults.. read more →

As we look back at 2018, we are amazed by the impact Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) Volunteers have had in our communities. With more than 20,000 hours served this year, our volunteers have shown their dedication and compassion in countless ways. The volunteer programs at MVES serve those most in need, while providing rewarding.. read more →

The winter months are notoriously hard on older adults, which is why Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) stresses the importance of home visits, proper heating, physical checkups, social interaction, transportation help and hot, nutritious meals. Eating good, whole, nutritious foods in the winter months can go a long way in helping older adults regulate their.. read more →

It is important for older adults to exercise.  In fact, studies have shown that maintaining regular physical activity can help prevent many common diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes. Exercise improves your overall immune function. However, when the wind is blowing and the snow is falling, low temperatures and icy conditions can prevent everyone.. read more →

07 Dec 2018
December 7, 2018

Caregiving Is A Family Affair

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When you are caring for a loved one, you can sometimes feel stressed and overwhelmed. You are not alone. In fact, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration on Aging (AoA), family members—not social service agencies, nursing homes, or government programs—are the mainstay of long-term care for older adults in the.. read more →

As the hustle of the holiday season is upon us, many of us will work to get our personal finances in order. We’ll have gift-giving lists to generate, bills to pay, and personal budgets for the spirit of giving to create. And then attempt to stay on budget. If we’re fortunate, we’ll handle this without.. read more →