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Healthy Aging Martha's Vineyard is made up of volunteers who spearhead five workgroups focused on areas found via community assessment, of highest need for Martha's Vineyard:

Aging in Your Home/Community

Help to create an Island where older adults are safe, comfortable, and can age in place:

Accessible Home Modifications • Housing Options for Older Adults and Workforce (including Greenhouse Assisted Living Model)

Caregiver Support

Help to support and ease the stress of those caring for our Island’s older adults:

Identify and Publicize Respite Care Services • Establish Support Networks


Challenges in Health and Mental Health

Help to develop accessible, affordable, person-centered, on-Island health care:

Accessible Home Care • Expanded Primary Care, Specialists, Dentists • Geriatrics Trained Physicians, Paraprofessionals, Support Staff • Fall Prevention


Community Engagement 

Help to expand available resources, activities and events.

Assist in mobilizing other organizations, and working together toward making Martha's Vineyard an age-friendly community. This could include brainstorming and executing community events, piloting new activities, and increasing community involvement.


Help to expand available, affordable, accessible, dignified transportation:

Small-Van Public Transportation • Off-Island Medical Transportation • Senior Ride Programs • Affordable Taxi Service

Some activities (including data collection, surveys, and planning) are underway supported by donations; others await funding being



Join us! Share your talents and time in our workgroups.
Contact and we’ll get back to you within 48 hours.

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