Adults 65+ represent one-third of the Island’s total year-round population. Our Senior Services programs provide support, counseling and programming for seniors as well as their family members and/or caregivers.
We believe everyone, regardless of age, background, or ethnicity deserve to have access to the services they need.
We understand that as we get older our needs and lifestyles evolve. We provide individual, couple and family therapy services for seniors. We strive to reduce isolation, support functioning, make connections and increase independence among our senior population.
Counseling, Outreach and referral for the Elderly (CORE) provides coordinated care through community, office and home based behavioral health and support.
FirstStop Martha’s Vineyard
An Island-wide reference guide for social service resources, programs, activities and opportunities for all ages.
Healthy Aging MV
MVCS and Healthy Aging MV work in collaboration with the MV Commission to plan, build and advocate to create an aging-friendly Island community that meets the needs of seniors 65+ and those that care for them.
Caregiver Support Group
A support group for caregivers caring for a loved one with a physical illness or dementia.
Core Referral Form
CORE (Counseling, Outreach and Referral for the Elderly) is a mental health, substance use disorder counseling and care coordination program for people 55 and older.
Additional Resources for seniors and caregivers:
Senior Services Funding:
Outreach and referral services are funded by a Community Initiative Grant of the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. MVCS Senior Services are funded in part by the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living by a contract from Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands, Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, Dukes County and all six Island towns: Aquinnah, Chilmark, Edgartown, Oak Bluffs, Vineyard Haven and West Tisbury.
Outreach and referral services are funded by a Community Initiative Grant of the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital.
The Caregivers support group is partially funded by the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Federal Administration for Community Living by a contract from Elder Services of Cape Cod and the Islands.