While most have good mental health, many older adults are at risk of developing mental health conditions, such as depression, which is the most common ailment in this age group, as well as anxiety, grief and substance abuse. October 10 is World Mental Heath Day, a time to spread awareness and advocacy against this social stigma. Carol, a Mystic Valley Elder Services.. read more →

  Eagle Bank recently awarded Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) $10,000 toward redesigning and redeveloping its company website with a portion of the gift to be used to support MVES’ Money Management Program, a significant resource that offers relief from daily money management tasks that some older adults encounter. “We are very grateful to Eagle.. read more →

How important it is to pay attention to your oral health? Very important. As adults age, poor oral hygiene is the primary cause of most oral disease and the eventual loss of teeth. The majority of people would readily agree how crucial it is for children to receive good dental care during their formative years,.. read more →

02 Sep 2019
September 2, 2019

Healthy Aging Month Observance

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Healthy Aging® Month is an annual observance designed to focus national attention on the positive aspects of growing older. Why is healthy aging important? Older adults are among the fastest growing age groups. The first “baby boomers” (adults born between 1946 and 1964) turned 65 in 2011. More than 37 million people in this group.. read more →

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 →