Healthy Aging Martha's Vineyard

MV Bank Awards $80,500 to Nonprofits

The Martha’s Vineyard Bank Charitable Foundation has awarded $80,500 in grants and donations to 10 nonprofits on Martha's Vineyard and in Falmouth.

Summer of Pandemic Carries Added Risks for Those Over 65

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.

Advance Care Planning Workshops Offered

Informational workshops on Zoom will take place monthly this summer, beginning June 25.

Rural Scholars Study End-of-Life Planning as Public Health Issue

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.

Healthy Aging Executive

Holly Bellebuono has been named the executive coordinator of Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard.

Healthy Aging Joins Forces with Community Services, MVC

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

First Stop

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