Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) has received a $10,000 grant from Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation (EBCF). The grant is part of a commitment from the EBCF to provide financial support to local organizations focused on COVID-19 relief.

MVES is receiving this grant for its work in helping older adults in its communities of Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winthrop, as they cope and adjust to new circumstances in food insecurity, financial challenges, and isolation brought on by the virus.

“We are so grateful for the support of the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation,” said Daniel O’Leary, Chief Executive Officer of Mystic Valley Elder Services. “Our agency relies on the generosity of business partners like the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation so we can continue to provide services and programs to older adults who have been affected by COVID-19.”

“Evidence of the impact of this virus outbreak on our neighbors, families, and small businesses is everywhere,” said Nancy Huntington Stager, President and CEO of Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation. “And, we also see the resiliency, sheer will, and hope of people across our region as they band together to help one another. The need for assistance continues to grow, and we will do what we can to give back and support the most vulnerable populations in our communities as well as encourage those who are able to do so to join us.”

EBCF is providing a total of $8 million in COVID-19 philanthropic support in the communities it serves.

If you are a resident of MVES’ 11 communities and need assistance due to COVID-19, please contact Mystic Valley Elder Services at (781) 324-7705 or email

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