Honoring Each Moment Along Life's Long Journey

Caring for someone with Alzheimer's disease is difficult for many reasons. On the Vineyard, memory loss groups are indeed as much about providing a place for people with Alzheimer’s to go and feel comfortable, as a way for caregivers to get a needed respite and learn critical information.

Dementia Certificate Program

Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living Supportive Day Program staff has completed the Dementia Certificate Program for Professionals Levels I and II, the center announced this week. The Supportive Day Program staff also received 20 hours of consultation training. The training and experience will enhance the staff’s ability to provide services and support to individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s or related dementia, and their families and caregivers, the center said.

Surprise $500,000 Surplus Catches County Off Guard

The Dukes County Advisory Board on County Expenditures was presented with an uncommon windfall during Wednesday afternoon’s meeting, learning from a preliminary audit of the fiscal year 2012 budget that the county had an overall surplus of $572,726. That figure includes a net income of $300,000 for FY2012, as well as additional funds from FY2010 and FY2011 surpluses.

Arts Honored at Luncheon

The Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living will hold its first cultural luncheon of the year on Saturday, Jan. 26, from noon to 2 p.m. at The Grill on Main in Edgartown. The theme for the series ties in with Arts Martha’s Vineyard which works to promote and support the arts on the Island. The featured speaker is Ann Smith, executive director of the Featherstone Center for the Arts.

Center for Living Looks to New Home

By MARK ALAN LOVEWELL

The Martha’s Vineyard Center for Living is seeking to build a new facility on approximately two acres of land, formerly the Edgartown Water Company office off Meshacket Road. The endeavor, still subject to town approval and to a $3 million capital campaign, is in its infancy.

Honoring Island Brazilians

Honoring Island Brazilians