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Senior care, worker housing all in one. Edgartown project moves ahead.

A proposed Edgartown skilled nursing home wants to reinvent elder care and tackle multiple needs on Martha’s Vineyard. Last Tuesday, the Navigator Homes of Martha’s Vineyard project received the town Planning Board’s approval. The project, which focuses on socialization and independence, will provide care for seniors and workforce housing for employees of Navigator Homes and Martha’s Vineyard Hospital. “We hope … Read more

Hospital’s Navigator Homes Project Wins Planning Board Approval

The Edgartown planning board voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve the Martha’s Vineyard Hospital’s Navigator Homes skilled nursing facility and workforce housing development. The project, which cleared Martha’s Vineyard Commission approval in November, still must pass muster with the town wastewater commission and building department. Wastewater has been a main sticking point throughout the review … Read more

Navigator Homes construction slated for August

The project gets the go-ahead from the Edgartown planning board.  Navigator Homes passed another milestone after the Edgartown planning board unanimously approved the project on Tuesday. It now awaits state approval.  Navigator Homes plans to open its doors in the summer of 2025 and plans to begin construction in late summer 2023, according to Navigator … Read more

Navigator Homes and Hebrew SeniorLife announce collaboration

In a joint statement issued this week, the proposed senior facility Navigator Homes of Martha’s Vineyard and Boston-based Hebrew SeniorLife announced their partnership in managing the upcoming facility. Navigator Homes, slated for Edgartown, will replace the current Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, the only nursing home on Martha’s Vineyard.  The collaboration for the project comes … Read more

Edgartown Planning Board Reviews Navigator Homes Project

Paddy Moore, a longtime senior care advocate and proponent of Navigator Homes, spoke in favor of the project.
“What we are trying to do is keep the community of the Vineyard a community,” Ms. Moore said. “I think we all care about that, every one of us, no matter how we individually feel…We hope very much you approve these plans and let us get started.” The public hearing will be continued on Feb. 7.

Navigator Homes Benefit Concert Brings Baroque Music to Life

Guy Fishman, principal cellist, Handel & Haydn Society and Renée Hemsing, violinist, also with the Handel & Haydn Society

On Sunday afternoon at the Federated Church in Edgartown, an entranced audience of nearly 100 Islanders heard what Bach’s music may well have sounded like when it was new, 300 years ago. Playing instruments from the early 1700s, two members of Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society — which specializes in what is known as historically … Read more

Navigator Homes sails forward

The Martha’s Vineyard Commission voted to approve the Navigator Homes project, with conditions, during a Thursday evening meeting. The project will still need to receive permitting from relevant Edgartown boards and state departments.  Navigator Homes is slated to be built in Edgartown, and replace the current Windemere Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, the only nursing home … Read more

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