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News Releases:

LGBTQ Community Members Feel Welcomed and Comfortable

at Mystic Valley Elder Services Monthly Social

November 8, 2019

 

Secretary Chen of EOEA Visits Mystic Valley Elder Services’

Supportive Living Programs

October 25, 2019

Left to right: Lynn Vidler, Director of Home Care, Executive Office of Elder Affairs; Daniel O’Leary, Chief Executive Officer of Mystic Valley Elder Services; Secretary Elizabeth Chen, Ph.D., MBA, MPH, Executive Office of Elder Affairs; Emily Cooper, Chief Housing Officer, Executive Office of Elder Affairs and Prakrity Silwal-Karki, Delivery Systems Policy Analyst, MassHealth.

 

Mystic Valley Elder Services Fundraiser Event Raises More Than $5K

Funds will support programs to help older adults and adults with disabilities

October 24, 2019

 

Mystic Valley Elder Services Receives $5K Donation from

People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts

October 8, 2019

People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts recently presented a $5,000 check to Mystic Valley Elder Services to help support MVES’ Money Management Program. (Pictured left to right) Daniel O’Leary, Mystic Valley Elder Services Chief Executive Officer; Matt Hegarty, Board Member of the People’s United Community Foundation of Eastern Massachusetts; and Larry Poirier, Money Management Program Manager, Mystic Valley Elder Services.

 

Mystic Valley Elder Services Urges You to Get Your Flu Shot

Early this Year—Not the Flu

October 4, 2019

 

Mystic Valley Elder Services Delivers Fresh Produce

to Older Adults as Part of Annual Program

September 27, 2019

Mystic Valley Elder Services consumer Anita Costa from Stoneham received her fresh produce bag from her care manager as part of Mystic Valley Elder Services’ annual Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program.

 

Mystic Valley Elder Services Awarded $3,000

to Support its Mobile Mental Health Program

September 17, 2019

Magellan Cares Foundation recently awarded Mystic Valley Elder Services $3,000 toward its Mobile Mental Health program. Taking part in the gift presentation were: (left to right) Daniel O’Leary, Chief Executive Officer of Mystic Valley Elder Services; Kristina Arnoux, Vice President, Regional Government Affairs for Magellan Health; and Jenny Vanasse, Director of Development of Mystic Valley Elder Services.

 

Mystic Valley Elder Services Receives Donation of Socks

From Bombas to Help Consumers in Need  

September 4, 2019

Nancy Mullaly, Nutrition Assistant at Mystic Valley Elder Services, provides her consumer Anthony Crescenzi, of Wakefield, with a few pairs of Bombas socks.

 

Free Course Held in Wakefield from September through October for Family Caregivers Supporting Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s & Dementia

August 30, 2019

 

Eagle Bank in Everett Awards Mystic Valley Elder Services $10,000 to Update its Website and Support Money Management Program

August 29, 2019

Eagle Bank recently awarded Mystic Valley Elder Services $10,000 toward redesigning and redeveloping its company website and to support its Money Management Program. Taking part in the gift presentation were: (left to right) William Rivers, Vice President, Community Reinvestment Act Officer for Eagle Bank; Daniel O’Leary, Chief Executive Officer of Mystic Valley Elder Services; and Marc Whittaker, Chief Executive Officer and President of Eagle Bank.

 

Older Adults Need to Take Caution With Prolonged Sun Exposure

August 1, 2019

 

Mystic Valley Elder Services Seeks Healthy Aging Group Leaders

July 30, 2019

 

Reading Cooperative Bank Awards Mystic Valley Elder Services $5,000 to its Elder Independence Fund

July 25, 2019

The Reading Cooperative Bank recently presented a financial award of $5,000 to Mystic Valley Elder Services’ Elder Independence Fund. Taking part in the award presentation were (from left to right) Reading resident and Mystic Valley Elder Services Board Member Brian Snell; Reading resident and Mystic Valley Elder Services Director of Development Jenny Vanasse; Reading resident and Mystic Valley Elder Services Board Member Bill  Hecht, Sr.; and Reading Cooperative Bank President & CEO Julie Thurlow.

Mystic Valley Elder Services Offers Tips on Beating the Heat this Summer

June 27, 2019

 

Mystic Valley Elder Services Wants You to Know the Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

June 13, 2019

 

Mystic Valley Elder Services Awarded $100k Grant Through the Cummings Foundation

June 6, 2019

Receiving the 100k for 100 program grant is (l) Daniel O’Leary, CEO of Mystic Valley Elder Serivces (MVES), (m) Jan Brodie, MVES Development Specialist and (r) Jenny Vanasse, MVES Development Director. Awarding the grant from the Cummings Foundation is Nancy Powers and Brendan Saunders.

 

Mystic Valley Elder Services Thank Volunteers at their Annual Volunteer Appreciation Banquet

May 16, 2019

Ludmila Leleko, a resident of Malden, is an office volunteer for the SHINE program at Mystic Valley Elder Services. She volunteers because “I came to Mystic Valley for help with insurance, and I wanted to help others like that.”

The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation Awards Mystic Valley Elder Services $2,500 to its Money Management Program

May 14, 2019

The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation recently presented a financial award of $2,500 to Mystic Valley Elder Services’ Money Management Program as part of the Foundation’s 22nd distribution of funds. Taking part in the award presentation were (from left to right) Bob DiBella, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Savings Bank; Raichelle Kallery, Executive Vice President, Senior Retail Banking Officer, The Savings Bank; Therese Jarmusik, Director, The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation; Larry Poirier, Manager, Money Management Program, Mystic Valley Elder Services; Glenn Dolbeare, Director, The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation; Denise Carbone, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, The Savings Bank; and Joanne Reilly, Director, The Savings Bank Charitable Foundation.

 

Mystic Valley Elder Services’ Offers Tips to Help Older Adults Avoid Being Financially Scammed

May 9, 2019

 

Mystic Valley Elder Services’ Consumers Benefit from Donation of Goods from Comcast Employees as part of Comcast Cares Day

May 2, 2019

As part of Comcast Cares Day, employees of Comcast present to Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) care baskets of donated goods for consumers served by MVES. (Left to right) Comcast employees Major Lewis, Jim Gennetti, Karen Rienzo, Renee Brissette, Lisa Worcester, Kathleen Beaulieu, MVES board president, Matt Guariglia David Embrey, and Daniel O’Leary, MVES CEO.

 

Mystic Valley Elder Services Offers Malnutrition Awareness Clinics as part of Older American Month

May 1, 2019

Malnutrition is a serious senior health issue. It is related to an excessive or imbalanced diet (a diet that lacks essential nutrients) or can be tied to clinical conditions that impair the body’s absorption or use of food… [Read more]

 

Falls Are More Prevalent in Older Adults; But Can be Reduced By Taking Simple Steps Making Their Home Safe to Live

April 18, 2019

Long-time Melrose Resident and Mystic Valley Elder Services Consumer Turns 100

April 5, 2019

Mystic Valley Elder Services and the Melrose Housing Authority together threw a 100th birthday celebration for long-time Melrose and current McCarthy House resident Ruth “Ruthie” Doucette (pictured center). Celebrating with her was her brother Tom Maguire, and sister, Anne Maguire O’Brien.

 

Mystic Valley Elder Services Hosts Annual Legislative

April 1, 2019

Mystic Valley Elder Services recently hosted its Annual Legislative Briefing at its headquarters at 300 Commercial Street in Malden. Legislators who participated in the Legislative Briefing included: Representatives Paul Brodeur, Joseph McGonagle, Michael Day, Donald Wong, and RoseLee Vincent, and Senators Patricia Jehlen, Sal DiDomenico, and Jason Lewis along with Mystic Valley Elder Services CEO Daniel O’Leary.

 

Mystic Valley Elder Services Employee Spotlight Award Winner

April 4, 2019

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Mystic Valley Elder Services Chief Executive Officer Dan O’Leary congratulates Employee Spotlight Award winner and Saugus resident Beverly Oriolo-Tabb, administrative assistant.

 

Medford Resident Relies on Mystic Valley Elder Services’ TRIP Transportation Program for Both Fun and Health Needs

March 12, 2019

One way is through the TRIP Metro North program, a free program where seniors and adults living with disabilities can ride with friends, neighbors and certain relatives.

 

Malden’s Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Donates Bags of Nonperishable Groceries to Mystic Valley Elder Services

March 14, 2019

Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of Malden recently donated 20 bags of nonperishable groceries to Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) to assist the older adults cared for by MVES

 

Consumers Benefit from Donations from Agero and Tufts University Advancement Division

January 24, 2019

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

 

Safety Tips When Walking in Snowing and Icey Conditions

Each winter, slips and fall accidents cause serious injuries. Even when surfaces do not look especially icy or slippery, it is very possible that a thin sheet of transparent ice or “Black Ice” is covering your pathway putting you at risk..

Free Course Held in Reading from March through April for Family Caregivers Supporting Loved Ones with Alzheimer’s and Dementia

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 in partnership with the Reading Council on Aging will be holding its free, six-session course…

FREE Healthy Eating Study Sessions Held at Stoneham Senior Center

The Healthy Eating Study is a research study to help advance the Healthy Eating for Successful Living in Older Adults Program to be a qualified evidenced-based program through an external evaluation…

Mystic Valley Elder Services to Hold Free Workshop Series—A Matter of Balance—April through June at the Pleasant Street Center in Reading

A Matter of Balance is a free, award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. You’ll learn how to see falls as something you can control; set goals for increasing your physical activities; make modifications to your home to reduce fall risks…

Medford School Committee Recognizes Mystic Valley Elder Services’ Reading Partners Program’s Volunteers

The Medford School Committee recently recognized Mystic Valley Elder Services’ Reading Partners program from the Brooks, Columbus and McGlynn schools in Medford. The School Committee thanked the volunteers…

Mystic Valley Elder Services Receives $5K Donation from 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…

Keeping Happy and Not SAD During Winter

Depression is the most common ailment in those aged 60 and over. People suffering from SAD can set themselves into…

Mystic Valley Elder Services Employee Spotlight Award Winner

The spotlight award is given to a Mystic Valley Elder Services employee who has gone above and beyond typical job expectations, provided outstanding customer service, or…

 

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