Our Senior Services Behavioral Health Program provides services to elders in the local senior centers, in the elder’s home, and in our accessible offices at MVCS’ Island Counseling Center.
Individual, couple and family therapeutic services are available to deal with issues of aging, grief, depression, anxiety and are aimed at reducing isolation, supporting improved functioning, increasing independence and reducing barriers by supporting Elders in accessing and coordinating services. Support for caregivers is provided through the caregivers group.
- Individual, couple and family counseling
- Psychiatric evaluation
- Medication evaluation and monitoring
- Support groups
CORE (Counseling Outreach and Referral for the Elderly) works with at -risk and mostly home-bound elders in the community. The program responds to referrals from the Island’s Councils on Aging, First Stop, VNA, physicians and other professionals as well as self-referrals.
First Stop Martha’s Vineyard is a web-based and call-in information and referral program that serves as a single starting point to support the health and wellness of the Island community by connecting people to information and critical resources for Island seniors. Search the online database by keyword or topic in order to locate a service provider or other resource that may be able to help you or your loved ones.
Caregivers Support Group
The Caregivers Group is a support group for caregivers and provides a forum for caregivers to meet and connect with others in similar circumstances. Group support and discussions include topics such as wellness, meditation, challenges and joys of caregiving, reducing stress and increasing knowledge on caregiving issues and needs.
The group meets twice a month on the first and third Thursday of the month at 10:30AM in Conference Room 1 in Building C on the MVCS campus. For more information and confirmation of time and place please contact Allison McKinley at ext. 217.
The Caregivers support group is partially funded by a Title III Grant from Elder Services of Cape Cod.
- Edgartown Council on Aging
- Oak Bluffs Council on Aging
- Tisbury Council on Aging
- Up Island Council on Aging