Page 4 THE REVERE ADVOCATE – FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2024 Caregivers, need a break? MVES program offers relief to family caregivers 425r Broadway, Saugus Located adjacent to Kohls Plaza Route 1 South in Saugus at the intersection of Walnut Street We are on MBTA Bus Route 429 781-231-1111 We are a Skating Rink with Bowling Alleys, Arcade and two TV’s where the ball games are always on! PUBLIC SKATING SCHEDULE 12-7 p.m. Sunday Monday Tuesday $9.00 Price includes Roller Skates Rollerblades/inline skates $3.00 additional cost Private Parties 7:30-11 p.m. Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday $10.00 Price includes Roller Skates Adult Night 18+ Only Private Parties Private Parties 4-8 p.m. $10.00 8:30-11 p.m. $11. 18+ Adults Only After 7 PM 12-9 p.m. $9.00 Everyone must pay admission after 6 p.m. Sorry No Checks - ATM on site Roller skate rentals included in all prices Inline Skate Rentals $3.00 additional BIRTHDAY & PRIVATE PARTIES AVAILABLE www.roller-world.com Y ou’ve probably heard the phrase “Caregivers need care, too.” It’s certainly true, but it’s often easier said than done. If you are a family caregiver who could use a little support, Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) can help. MVES is a nonprofi t that specializes in supporting older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers. MVES has found that many caregivers aren’t aware of the guidance and services available to them – some think they can’t aff ord it, while others believe their income is too high to qualify for help. In reality, there are resources to assist all caregivers and families, regardless of their income. You don’t have to do it alone. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts awarded MVES a grant to develop new ways to support caregivers. The grant empowered MVES to provide monetary stipends to families that don’t qualify for MassHealth, so that caregivers can take advantage of in-person and online programs that suit their needs. MVES was also able to create a quarterly Saturday program at The Community Family’s adult day health center. Designed Local families are shown attending Mystic Valley Elder Services’ Memory Café featuring Fill My Heart With Song. A Memory Café, which is designed for people with memory loss and their loved ones to create positive experiences and develop a support network, is just one of the MVES programs that support family caregivers. (Courtesy of MVES) for those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s or dementia, this program gives caregivers a much-needed break during weekend hours. Navigating your options: These opportunities are only one part of MVES’ Caregiver Support Program. It can be overwhelming to fi nd the right information, care and resources. For over 45 years, MVES has helped families navigate the options and fi nd solutions that work for them. The MVES Caregiver Support Program also off ers: • A wide variety of MVES services, whether your loved one needs them now or later, including: transportation, Meals on Wheels, in-home services and insurance counseling • In-person and virtual supLike us on Facebook advocate newspaper Facebook.com/Advocate.news.ma port groups • Workshops, training and educational resources • Referrals and help applying for programs • Memory Café events for families dealing with memory loss • Help for grandparents raising grandkids • Guest speakers and other special events You are eligible for the Caregiver Support program at MVES if you fi t any of these descriptions: • You care for an adult age 60 or older • You care for someone with dementia (such as Alzheimer’s disease) • You are age 55 or older and care for a child under 18 (grandparent or other nonparent relative) • You are age 55 or older and care for an adult with a disability For more about the Caregiver Support Program, or any of the services off ered by MVES, please contact 781-324-7705 ext. 100 or visit www.mves.org.

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