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Personal Care Attendant Listening Sessions – English & Spanish

MassHealth will be hosting bi-monthly Public Listening Sessions to provide updates on Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) implementation for the Personal Care Attendant Program. Our next public listening sessions will be held on Tuesday, February 16 in English with English captioning

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Elder Services Awarded National Accreditation Status for Care Management

Media Release December 16, 2020 Contact: Susan Geier, Director of Communications, 603-969-9681  sgeier@esmv.org Elder Services Awarded National Accreditation Status for Care Management LAWRENCE – Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore is proud to have received National Committee for Quality

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Finding Support and Community While Caregiving During COVID

Like so many others, Kate P. has watched as her mother’s health has deteriorated over the past couple of years.     This summer, the situation worsened. Her mother, age 77, has been struggling with failing mental health, dementias, and falling. She has gotten lost and had

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Joan Hatem-Roy, CEO of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore (ESMV-NS) and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (MA-03)

Eagle-Tribune October 25, 2020 More than seven months into what has become our “new normal” in the age of COVID-19, we continue to learn about the needs and challenges faced by seniors, their families, and essential workers across the region.

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Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore Receives $20,000 Grant From Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation For COVID-19 Aid

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore it has received a $20,00 grant from Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation (EBCF). The grant is part of a commitment from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation to provide financial support to local

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Meal delivery temporarily adjusted following volunteer drivers’ positive COVID tests

Two separate reports of positive COVID tests has impacted our Meals on Wheels programs in Haverhill and Lawrence. A volunteer delivery driver in Haverhill tested positive late on October 15, and in an unrelated case, a volunteer driver in Lawrence

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Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore Pilot Launch of First-of-its-Kind Virtual A Matter of Balance Program

The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that’s still the same? Falling is not a normal part of aging. One in four older adults falls every year, and falls are a leading cause of fatal and

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Request for Proposal – Massachusetts Nutrition Program for the Elderly

Notice to bidders: The Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to qualified firms to provide for the preparation of meals Title III-C Nutrition Program. Sealed bids will be accepted up to 5 p.m.

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New Grant Award Expands Services for Massachusetts Alzheimer’s and Dementia Caretakers

LAWRENCE – With more than 138,000 older adults in Massachusetts with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementias, the need for trained caregivers has never been greater. Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore was one of only a dozen

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Grant Award Supports Programs Providing Older Adults With Nutritious Meals At Home

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore has been awarded a grant to provide food to seniors by the Greater Lowell Community Foundation through funding from the Massachusetts COVID-19 Relief Fund. This grant will help pay for locating