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Age More Healthily
September is Healthy Aging® Month
September 2, 2020
With Prolonged Sun Exposure
August 11, 2020
My Life; My Health Beginning in September
August 6, 2020
July 24, 2020
for Programming and Branding
July 16, 2020
Food Assistance Program
June 19, 2020
Stoneham Council on Aging Director Maureen Canova and Stoneham resident Bob Sweeney collect the food boxes and get them ready for distribution to the community.
Mystic Valley Elder Services Partners with Action Ambulance to Streamline Communication with Meals on Wheels Consumers
June 12, 2020
June 8, 2020
for New Social Engagement Program
Volunteers needed to help combat social isolation in the community
June 5, 2020
to Support Senior Volunteer Service
June 1, 2020
May 19, 2020
to Consumers as COVID-19 Pandemic Continues
May 8, 2020
Despite Cancellation Due to COVID-19, Mystic Valley Elder Services’ Benefit Event Spring for Independence: The Cast of Beatlemania Raises Over $146K
April 23, 2020
(L to R) Daniel O’Leary, Chief Executive Officer of MVES, accepts a Lead Sponsor check from StonehamBank’s Chief Executive Officer Edward Doherty for the Spring For Independence fundraising event.
April 10, 2020
to Help Continue Services During COVID-19
Starts COVID-19 Pandemic Emergency Response Fund
April 8, 2020
to Consumers During the Coronavirus COVID-19 Pandemic
March 19, 2020
of Nonperishable Groceries to Mystic Valley Elder Services
March 18, 2020
Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of Malden recently donated 25 bags of nonperishable groceries to Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) to assist the older adults cared for by MVES. (left to right) Jackie Bernson and Beulah Diganof Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of Malden; Jenny Vanasse, Development Director at MVES; and Patty Murphy of Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of Malden.
February 13, 2020
January 31, 2020
Mystic Valley Elder Services recently re-elected and elected Board Officers to its Board of Directors: (left to right) Attorney Neil Osborne of Medford was re-elected Vice President; Kathleen Beaulieu of Wakefield was re-elected President; Janice T. Houghton of Stoneham was re-elected Treasurer, and; Dorothy Martin-Long of Everett was elected Clerk.
Mystic Valley Elder Services recently elected four new board members to its Board of Directors: (left to right) Joseph Caira of Dracut; Stacey Minchello of South Boston; Saritin Rizutto of Wakefield, and; Anthonia Olatubosun of Malden.
Susan Becker Wins Outstanding Leader Award
January 10, 2020
(l to r) Donna Covelle, Healthy Aging Program Coordinator at Mystic Valley Elder Services, congratulates Susan Becker for winning the Outstanding Leader Award.
December 30, 2019
from Boston Foundation for Necessary Services
December 18, 2019
Cumming Properties Donates $1K to Mystic Valley Elder Services Through Unique Employee Giving Program
December 11, 2019
Jess Graham, Protective Services Caseworker, and Dan O’Leary, Chief Executive Officer, Mystic Valley Elder Services, accept the $1,000 donation from Cummings Properties’ Community Giving Program. Jess also works per diem at New Horizon Assisted Living in Woburn, which is owned by Cummings Properties.
November 27, 2019
at Mystic Valley Elder Services Monthly Social
November 8, 2019
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.
Funds will support programs to help older adults and adults with disabilities
October 24, 2019
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.
Early this Year—Not the Flu
October 4, 2019
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.
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.
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.
August 1, 2019
July 30, 2019
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.
June 27, 2019
June 13, 2019
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.
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.
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
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
April 5, 2019
April 1, 2019
April 4, 2019
Medford Resident Relies on Mystic Valley Elder Services’ TRIP Transportation Program for Both Fun and Health Needs
March 12, 2019
Malden’s Good Shepherd United Methodist Church Donates Bags of Nonperishable Groceries to Mystic Valley Elder Services
March 14, 2019
January 24, 2019
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…
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…
Depression is the most common ailment in those aged 60 and over. People suffering from SAD can set themselves into…
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…