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."
Contact us to learn more at HealthyAgingMV@gmail.com
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