THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, April 5, 2019 Page 5 clinical caseworker in the Clinical Programs Department at MVES. Foreman, with Nolan’s permission, enrolled her into the Mobile Mental Health program, a program in which clinical caseworkers provide outreach to older adults experiencing mental health conditions that impact their functioning and ability to meet life’s daily challenges. Since Nolan has been enrolled in the program, her bouts of depression have declined. Nolan really likes that her counselor comes to her home once a week as part of the program. “It is much better now that my counselor comes to During Mystic Valley Elder Services’ annual Legislative Briefi ng, MVES CEO Daniel O’Leary and guest speaker Carole Nolan of Malden discussed the services Nolan receives from MVES. me. I rely on a cane now and cannot walk long distances so it works out great. I don’t have to travel as much and feel more relaxed in the setting of my own home,” she stated. Concluding the program, Carole Nolan of Malden was a guest speaker at Mystic Valley Elder Services’ annual Legislative Briefi ng. O’Leary thanked those in attendance: “Each year, when we host this breakfast, I’m reminded of how fortunate we are to have representatives on Beacon Hill who truly understand the importance of home care services and behavioral and mental health issues and support our programs throughout the year.” Sen. Lewis, Legislature fund family planning services T he Massachusetts House of Representatives and the State Senate recently voted to allocate $8 million in funding for family planning clinics in the Commonwealth to off set potential cuts to the federal Title X program proposed by the Trump administration. Title X is a federal grant program which prioritizes the needs of low-income families or uninsured people (including those who are not eligible for Medicaid) who might not otherwise have access to family planning and preventative health services. Under a recent proposal, the federal government is planning to withhold Title X funding for any Massachusetts family planning clinic which counsels individuals on abortion as an option or provides abortion as one of its services. Family planning clinics off er a variety of services, including contraceptives, screenings for cancer and sexually transmitted illnesses, and specialized family planning care. The funding bill passed in the Massachusetts House of Representatives on Wednesday in a bipartisan 139-14 vote, and the State Senate gave its approbation on Thursday. “I applaud my colleagues in both the House and the Senate for providing state dollars to fi ll the gap that will be left by the Trump administration’s misguided attempt to defund family planning services,” said State Senator Jason Lewis. “Massachusetts residents have a fundamental right to access all family planning services as part of their reproductive health care, and the legislature remains committed to ensuring access to those services.” On March 29, Governor Charlie Baker signed the bill to provide $8 million for family planning clinics, allowing the state to off set possible reductions and help preserve services provided to 80,000 Massachusetts families. Realize Your Dream Habitat is accepting applications for 2 homes in Malden Eligibility: • Low income (50-80% of Area Median Income) • Ability to pay an affordable mortgage • Need for housing • Willingness to partner with Habitat • Other eligibility requirements Application Deadline: 5pm, April 8, 2019 Visit habitatboston.org/apply for an application To request an application by email: familyselection@habitatboston.org To request an application by phone: 617-423-2223 Use and resale restrictions apply. Occupancy standards apply. Selection by lottery. Preference for residents of Malden. The Ultimate Kenny Chesney Tribute Experience! 221 Newbury Street, Danvers For Tickets call (978) 774-7270 or www.breakawaydanvers.com The Ultimate Rolling Stones Tribute IN THE MUSIC HALL Friday, April 26 NO SHOES NATION IN THE MUSIC HALL Friday, April 19 BACK TO THE 80'S EXCLUSIVE AREA APPEARANCE! Saturday, April 20 THE BLUSHING BRIDES J& S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. MULCH SALE! Discount Spring Special PICK-UP or DELIVERY AVAILABLE 617-389-1490 Premium Hemlock or Pitch Black BELOW WHOLESALE COSTS LANDSCAPERS WELCOME $4 yd. $3 yd.                                             dine drink gather enjoy THE NORTH SHORE'S HOTTEST NIGHTCLUB! IN THE MUSIC HALL Friday, April 5 HIGHWAY SOULS EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENT Saturday, April 6  IN THE MUSIC HALL Friday, April 12 FUNBUCKET Saturday, April 13 The Ultimate AD/DC Experience DIRTY DEEDS  

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