Mystic Valley Elder Services Seeks Healthy Aging Group Leaders

Reading, MA — Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) is seeking Healthy Aging Program Group leader volunteers to help advance the mission of its Healthy Aging Program by assisting people with chronic medical conditions to manage their medical problems and disabilities by leading the workshops that support, educate, and nurture a greater control over their lives. Group leaders receive a $300 stipend for facilitating a Healthy Aging Program workshop(s) and will also receive training. 

MVES offers a variety of free, evidence-based workshops to promote health, wellbeing, and happiness including:

  • My Life, My Health Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)
  • My Life My Health Chronic Pain Self-Management
  • My Life, My Health Diabetes Self-Management
  • Tai Chi for Arthritis Self-Management
  • Matter of Balance
  • Healthy Eating

Healthy Aging Group leaders lead workshops at various locations across the 11 cities and towns served by MVES. They encourage interactive discussion, as well as socializing, idea sharing, and problem-solving among the participants. New leaders attend a two to four day Leader Training for the program(s) that they would like to facilitate. Ideal candidates for this role have strong communication, interpersonal and listening skills. Leaders should be comfortable teaching, facilitating group discussion and role play. A leader is responsible for teaching the six week (2.5 hour class) to eight week (1-2 hour) class to participants in a community setting. Once trained, lay leaders are asked to commit to leading two classes within one year of certification. Most importantly, the group leaders have fun!

Interested? Contact MVES’ Healthy Aging Program Coordinator Donna Covelle at dcovelle@mes.orgor 781-388-4867 about current opportunities.

About Mystic Valley Elder Services

Located in Malden, Mass., Mystic Valley Elder Services is a non-profit agency that provides essential home- and community-based care and resources to elders, adults living with disabilities, and caregivers who reside in Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winthrop. Agency services include coordination of home care, transportation, Meals on Wheels, and information and referrals. For more information, please call (781) 324-7705 or visit

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