Advance Care Planning Workshops Offered
Informational workshops on Zoom will take place monthly this summer, beginning June 25.
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Summer of Pandemic Carries Added Risks for Those Over 65
Louisa Hufstader
For Islanders over age 65, the Covid-19 pandemic carries extra risks — not only of potentially fatal infection, but from loneliness, financial insecurity and depression. “There’s a real issue around social isolation,” said Cindra Trish, executive director of the advocacy group Healthy Aging MV.
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Rural Scholars Study End-of-Life Planning as Public Health Issue
Holly Pretsky

Vineyarders need to begin encouraging more thoughtful discussion about end-of-life plans, eight rural scholars from the University of Massachusetts medical school concluded in a recent mini-study on the Island.

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Healthy Aging Executive
Holly Bellebuono has been named the executive coordinator of Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard.
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Healthy Aging Joins Forces with Community Services, MVC
Louisa Hufstader

The all-volunteer coalition founded in 2013 to tackle the needs of the Island’s aging population, announced last week a new collaboration.

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First Stop
FirstStop MV is the Island’s only centralized information resource hub for seniors and senior services.
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