The merger of Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and North Shore Elder Services has some of the elder community on edge. Change is not always easy. This is a very good thing for all the seniors on the North Shore and the Merrimack Valley. Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley is one of the biggest ASAPs in the MA Home Care system and North Shore was one of the smallest. The merger will bring bigger resources to North Shore elders. One change that North Shore Meals on Wheels recipients will see is that their meals will be delivered by the vendor, versus the Council on Aging. This change will help the Council on Aging use more resources for other programs rather than meal delivering five days per week. Rosaleen Doherty, Co-Owner of Right at Home Boston and North is on the Board of Directors of the Marblehead Council on Aging. Right at Home has had a long term relationship with both ASAP’s and we want to assure North Shore seniors that we think Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley leadership is top-notch, starting with CEO Joan Hatem-Roy and Assistant Director Annie Proli. To learn more about Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and the merger, please go to www.esmv.org.
Published By Rosaleen Doherty on August 13, 2019