Elder Outreach Program

"Those who respect the elderly pave their own road toward success."
-- Buddha

MVIEC’s Elder Outreach Program ensures that the area’s aging immigrants receive the care and respect they need and deserve.  The MVIEC outreach team, comprised of bilingual and bi-cultural case managers, has strong relationships in the community and has become a trusted resource to the Elder Immigrant Community in the Merrimack Valley.

Case managers provide advocacy, translation services, access and linkage to social services, and translation support for medical appointments. Case managers collaborate with Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley and the Lawrence Senior Center to link seniors to life-saving and preventative services that help seniors prosper in their community. In addition, our Elder Outreach Program co- hosts meetings at the Lawrence Senior Center, where seniors  are encouraged to take part in tai chi and  exercise classes, work on a craft,  and share a meal with peers and learn about financial literacy. 

Elders can listen to speakers brought in to talk about health issues and available preventative services and screenings as well as to discuss issues affecting the elder population such as fraud, financial exploitation, and elder abuse.  Helping our elders to navigate the Medicare / Medicaid arena and learn about their insurance options is also an important part of making sure they remain safe and healthy.  Case managers also conduct home visits when needed and work with the children of elders to ensure they have the resources they need to make the best decisions possible for their aging parents.