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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Looking to Meet and Connect?

The Center for Excellence in Health & Aging at the University of New England is hosting a series of zoom sessions to facilitate conversations between Maine seniors and others located in different parts of the country and the world. They have invited our seniors to participate in a session with them on Friday June 19th at 10 am. These sessions are an opportunity to connect and learn from each other. They are informal 1 hour conversations  that cover a wide range of topics based on participants' interests  -- ranging from healthcare, the pandemic to food and tourism. If you are interested in attending, please reach out directly to Kelly Abrams at UNE  

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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FirstStop MV is our Island's only centralized, comprehensive Information Resource service connecting Island residents of all ages to resources they need. Search FirstStop MV's extensive database today by visiting



508-693-7900 ext 455

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