Healthy Aging Martha's Vineyard

Meets the needs of Martha's Vineyard elders and their families, so they are healthy, safe, valued, and respected as they live out their lives on the Vineyard

The Issue

The over-65 population on Martha’s Vineyard will grow exponentially over the next 30 years, 134% between 2010 and 2030, while the over-65 population in the U.S. grows only 81%, and in Massachusetts, only 61%.

There is a need to plan for ways to help this expanding population.

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Advance Care Planning Workshops for YOU

Between now and November, there will be a workshop near you; please join us to learn about health care proxies, starting the conversation with your family and physician, and getting your paperwork in order. Register here.

VENUE            DATE                                     TIME                      TYPE

 WT Library               Tuesday July 23                 10:30-12:00         Workshop

CH Library                Tuesday July 23                 1:00-4:00              Workshop

Anchors, EDG             Wednesday July 31             1:00-3:00              Workshop

Anchors, EDG              Wednesday Sept. 4            1:00-3:00              Workshop (1 of 2)

VH COA                      Thursday Sept. 5              1:30-3:00              Workshop

VH Library                  Monday Sept. 16              2:00-3:30              Workshop

WT Library                   Wed. September 18           10:30-12:00         Workshop

WT Library                   Monday Sept. 23              6:00-8:00pm       Film (TBD)

OB COA                        Wed. September 25           12:30-3:00           Workshop

Anchors, EDG               Wed. September 25           1:00-3:00              Workshop (2 of 2)

NAACP                       Saturday, October 19         12:00-2:00           Workshop (1 of 2)

CH Library                   Tuesday October 22          1:00-4:00              Workshop

NAACP                      Saturday Nov. 16              12:00-2:00           Workshop (2 of 2)

VH Library                  Monday Nov. 18               2:00-3:30              Workshop

CH Library                   Tuesday November 19       1:00-4:00              Workshop

NEW! Housing Options Handbook for Elders

We are happy to announce our new Handbook is printed and ready! This valuable resource for elders looking for housing information on Martha's Vineyard is based on Healthy Aging MV's Housing Options Forum hosted in March. The handbook contains a directory with important phone numbers and websites, as well as full summaries and slide presentations from the event. Printed copies are available for viewing at every Council on Aging and Island library; the Handbook is available here on our website to view, download, and print.

We know you have a story about what Island elders need. It may be your own (or that of your parent, friend, or neighbor) and concern affordable housing, transportation, caregiver support, the desire to age at home, or more.

You can help by getting involved to make our Island an "aging-friendly place."


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