Reading, MA – Reading Cooperative Bank recently made a $5,000 donation to Mystic Valley Elder Services in support of its Elder Independence Fund. This gift supports a unique local program that provides emergency assistance to cover bare necessities for elders when no other help can be found.
“The Elder Care Fund is an incredible initiative which helps to provide basic discretionary needs to the seniors in our community,” said Julieann Thurlow, President & CEO of Reading Cooperative Bank. “We appreciate all that Mystic Valley does to improve the quality of life for those most vulnerable members of our society. Not all Federal and State programs allow for flexibility in defining needs. This fund empowers the agency to meet the smallest need with the greatest impact.”
Mystic Valley Elder Services is a non-profit agency aimed at assisting older adults, adults living with disabilities, and their caregivers. Since 1975, it has devotedly served community members from Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Stoneham, and Wakefield. Its mission is to keep elders independent and in their homes and communities for as long as they choose.
To that end, Mystic Valley coordinates home care, Meals on Wheels, and enrichment programming that maintains independence and improves quality
For more information on Mystic Valley Elder Services, please visit their website at www.mves.org.
About Reading Cooperative Bank:
Reading Cooperative Bank is a depositor owned co-operative founded in 1886. This community-centric North Shore financial service provider has branches in Reading, Wilmington, North Reading, Andover, and Burlington. They also operate teaching branches at Northeast Metro Tech in Wakefield (open to the public) and at Reading Memorial High School (students and staff only), as well as an online branch at www.readingcoop.com.
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