Though a time of celebration, the holiday season is one of the hardest times of the year for many, and feelings of sadness, loss, or isolation are very common. The days are cold and short, less light for Vitamin D, there are fewer nutrient-rich foods around and it’s harder to get exercise than in the.. read more →

01 Nov 2018
November 1, 2018

Enjoy Healthy Holiday Eating

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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.  But how are you going to enjoy the holidays and not regret eating too much and gaining weight? Here are some tips from Mystic Valley Elder Services.. read more →

With the colder weather and the flu preparing to settle in for the winter, you need to take proactive steps against the flu. Public health officials are urging Americans to get their seasonal flu vaccine early this year, in case the U.S. follows Australia’s season in which the virus hit many people early. Annual flu.. read more →

In late September, the Board of Directors of Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) elected four new officers to lead the company in the coming year. The MVES Board of Directors is composed of 34 members all of whom represent the 11 communities that MVES serves. More than 50 percent of the board is age 60.. read more →

(Malden, MA)— In late September, the Board of Directors of Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) elected four new officers to lead the company in the coming year. The MVES Board of Directors is composed of 34 members all of whom represent the 11 communities that MVES serves. More than 50 percent of the board is.. read more →

Mystic Valley Elder Services is hosting a special breakfast entitled: “Coffee and Caregiving” on Thursday, September 27, 2018 from 7:30 am to 9:00 am at the Winthrop Lodge of Elks, 191 Washington Ave., Winthrop, Mass. Guest speakers will include Alice Bonner, PhD, RN, NP, Secretary, Massachusetts Office of Elder Affairs and Dan O’Leary, Executive Director.. read more →

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. The Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program is funded by the Mass. Department of Agricultural Resources. MVES was granted funds to purchase produce from a local.. 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! A free, six-session course The Savvy Caregiver Program will be held at the Stoneham Senior Center, 136 Elm Street, Stoneham, Mass., on Tuesdays from October 16 through November 20 from 10:00 am.. read more →

If you have a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan (HMO, PPO), you will be receiving or should have received information from your plan regarding open enrollment. This information explains changes in your plan for 2019. During Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15 to December 7), you will have a chance to CHANGE.. read more →

  Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) consumer Gladys, a senior from Everett, recently received an unexpected but joyous visit from her care manager Lindsay Dow. Lindsay delivered care baskets full of can goods, clothing, linens, games, books and other items that Gladys had on her “wish list” donated by a group of employees at Comcast,.. read more →