FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 26, 2022

What kind of legacy do you wish to be remembered by? Mystic Valley Elder Services (MVES) invites residents to consider their legacies with insights from Judi Taylor Cantor, CFRE, a planned giving expert and author for more than 40 years.

On Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2022, Cantor will lead “Philanthropic Love Stories,” a conversation about legacy planning and how others have made a lasting impact on the causes and organizations that matter most to them. Judi Taylor Cantor

This event, the Independence Legacy Society Luncheon, will be held from noon to 2 p.m., at MVES’ headquarters at 300 Commercial St., #19, Malden, MA. All are welcome to learn more about legacy giving and the Mystic Valley Elder Services Independence Legacy Society. Lunch will be served. There is no charge to attend but RSVPs are required by Oct. 5.

Legacies enable people to pass on their values, not just their funds, and to have a direct and positive effect on the future. They are also appealing for their practical aspects, such as providing a tax-exempt way to bequeath.

“MVES has been honored with legacy gifts over the years, and each one is unique and special,” says Jenny Vanasse, MVES Director of Development. “We’re so pleased to have Judi Taylor Cantor visit MVES for this special presentation on how to make a positive charitable impact on organizations that donors care about through legacy giving.”

Cantor has an extensive background in legacies, after leading planned giving efforts for charitable organizations including Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Centers and Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, American Museum of Natural History and Boston Symphony Orchestra.

MVES’ Independence Legacy Society honors and celebrates people who intend to include MVES in their will, estate plan or other forms of planned gifts. Your legacy gift will provide future generations of older adults and people with disabilities the care they need to be able to live with independence and dignity in their homes. As always, your gift benefits your community, assisting residents in the 11 towns and cities that MVES serves.

For more information about this event, or to RSVP, please contact Jenny Vanasse at 781-388-4802 or For more about Mystic Valley Elder Services, please visit or contact 781-324-7705.


Contact: Lisa Guerriero, MVES Marketing & Communications Program Administrator, Ph: 781-388-4866, Cell: 781-654-7926, E:


About Mystic Valley Elder Services

Mystic Valley Elder Services is a non-profit agency that provides essential home- and community-based care and resources to older adults, people living with disabilities, and caregivers. Based in Malden, Mass., MVES serves Chelsea, Everett, Malden, Medford, Melrose, North Reading, Reading, Revere, Stoneham, Wakefield and Winthrop. Agency services include coordination of home care, transportation, Meals on Wheels, and information and referrals. For more information, please call 781-324-7705 or visit

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