Our Accomplishments

2021

Fiscal Year 2021 was a great year for HAMV.

  • We launched a pilot project for an island-wide Home Safety Modification Program working with Martha’s Vineyard Builders Association and a group of volunteers. So far we have served 65+ homeowners!! For more information on the program, click here.

  • Completed a collaboration with Boston University, to conduct an Island-wide Older Adult Survey (60+ full-time and seasonal residents) which provided a comprehensive understanding of short and longer-term needs, how Older Adults feel about aging on the island, and how they wish to contribute. To learn more about the contents of the survey, click here.

  • Cosponsored Advance Care Planning (ACP) workshops for all island residents (not just those 65+). Click here to learn more!

  • Collaborated with the COAs, Food Equity Network, Food Pantry, IGI, and churches to assure isolated seniors have food and medication during the pandemic.

  • Provided island-wide Falls Prevention education. Click here for more information!

  • Participated in “Project Happiness” in partnership with IGI to bring gardening projects to isolated Older Adults.

  • Supported the development of the Green House model nursing home, working with MVH and Navigator Homes to bring this 9 year journey to completion, resulting in a 70 bed skilled nursing home facility on-island that is available to residents at all income levels. Click here to go to the Navigator homes website!

Fiscal Year 2021