Meeting 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.

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Healthy Aging Community Needs Assessment Results Now Available: Full Report | Summary


The mission of Healthy Aging Martha's Vineyard (formerly the Healthy Aging Task Force) is to create an aging-friendly island meeting the needs of the rapidly growing 65+ population and those who care for them.


Healthy Aging Martha's
Vineyard is doing this by developing approaches and incubating programs that will improve services and facilities for Island elders. . . . 

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.

Get Involved

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

FirstStop MV


Aquinnah, Chilmark, 
Edgartown, Oak Bluffs,
Tisbury, and West Tisbury
for your continued support of:

FirstStop MV is our Island's only centralized, comprehensive Information Resource service connecting Island seniors and their families and caregivers to resources they need:


Caregiver & Family Support 
Consumer Advocacy
Elder Abuse & Neglect
Employment & Volunteering
Financial Resources
Food & Nutrition
Health & Wellness
Home Care Services
Legal Assistance
Social & Educational 


Photos unless otherwise credited: 

Courtesy of the Martha's Vineyard Times