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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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Honoring our employees

We took time to celebrate and thank our staff during a remote version of our annual Years of Service ceremony. CEO Joan Hatem-Roy and members of our leadership team gave tribute to those employees achieving milestone anniversaries. “We know all

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Local Senior Transportation program wins a national Aging Achievement Award

MEDIA RELEASESeptember 22, 2020CONTACT: Susan Geier, Director of Communicationssgeier@esmv.org 603-969-9681 LOWELL– Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore has received a 2020 Aging Achievement Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) for its CareRide

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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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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

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COVID 19 Update: Putting Our Consumers and Staff First

Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore continues to work closely with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, other state agencies, and our community partners to best meet the needs of our consumers and staff during this pandemic. 

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Statement from Joan Hatem Roy, CEO regarding Meals on Wheels Delivery

June 2, 2020: Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore’s (ESMV) primary meals provider TRIO Community Meals of Andover was unable to produce and deliver meals today, June 2, due to the positive COVID-19 test of an employee

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Reopening Massachusetts

On Monday, May 18, Governor Charlie Baker announced the state’s 4 phase reopening plan for Massachusetts.  As an essential service, Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley-North Shore has been and will continue to assist older adults and individuals with disabilities

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COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Payment Check Scam Alert

Most Americans with annual incomes under $100,000 have begun receiving COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Payments. If you regularly file federal income tax returns or if you receive payments from the Social Security Administration, your stimulus payment most likely will be automatically