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Did you know that air conditioners are one of the most requested items from the Independence Fund at Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES)?

While working with older adults and people with disabilities, our staff often determine someone is facing an urgent need. It could be overdue dental work or a mattress so worn that the metal coils are poking out. As long as it’s something they urgently need and it can’t be paid for in another way, it’s eligible for a request to the MVES Independence Fund.*

All too often, we encounter older adults with medical conditions who would be drastically safer and more comfortable if an AC unit was installed in their home. 

To donate to our Independence Fund and help a neighbor today, click the button below to make a secure donation on our website or visit You will be able to specify that you want your donation to benefit our Independence Fund. Donations of any amount are welcomed. (Note: This fund was previously named Elder Independence Fund.)

Please click here for a variety of heat safety resources and tips, including a list of Cooling Centers in the 11 communities of MVES’ service area.

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