The all-volunteer coalition founded in 2013 to tackle the needs of the Island’s aging population, announced last week a new collaboration.

Voters in all six Island towns will be asked at town meeting to fund the $86,990 budget for First Stop MV, an information and referral service.


Affordable housing and better access to mainland health care services are priority needs for older Islanders, a recent survey has found. The Healthy Aging Task Force survey is expected to set the stage for future initiatives among the elderly.


A researcher for Brandeis University this week presented the first results of a major survey by the Healthy Aging Task Force that will help set the course for Islandwide aging initiatives.

The coalition of more than 70 volunteers and 37 organizations, will launch a major survey of Island seniors next week in an effort to refine its mission.

The Healthy Aging Task Force, a coalition of more than 70 volunteers and 37 organizations, has spent the last two years working to identify areas of need. Voters will be asked to approve funding for information and referral services at town meetings Tuesday.