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The Green House Project Takes on New Relevance

The Green House Project opened its first home nearly 18 years ago. Since then, nearly 360 eldercare homes across 32 states are designated “Green House” homes. But more recently, this not-for-profit organization committed to redefining traditional nursing homes has garnered extensive media exposure for defying the odds. Covid-19’s impact on these communities proved marginal in … Read more

A New Culture of Aging

Avoiding institutionalized care and remaining an active and integral part of community is what most people hope for in later years. So why is it so difficult? On The Point, we talk about changing the culture of aging, and new housing options that keep people empowered, connected and contributing members of the community. Guests on … Read more

Nursing Home Futures

The Vineyard has one nursing home and one assisted living facility. Both are outdated. The nursing home is Windemere, owned and operated by and located on the campus of the hospital. It is an institution with semi-private rooms. It’s not where most people want to be, but it’s the only option on the Island. The … Read more

The future of nursing home care on-Island

A new skilled nursing facility centered around socialization and independence is soon to replace the outmoded Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.  Although Windemere was considered state of the art when it was constructed in the 1990s, the institutional model that the facility uses has created operational losses each month, and is no longer a sustainable … Read more

Calling All Elders

Reposted article from Martha’s Vineyard Magazine on August 30, 2021 read original by Mary Breslauer. With little fanfare, a group of dedicated Islanders is close to breaking ground on a new kind of nursing home for the Vineyard. In a place where even the most community-minded land use projects can be throttled by protests, lawsuits, … Read more

Hospital Buys Land for New Nursing Home; Wastewater Hurdles Remain

Reposted article by Renee Lohman from The Vineyard Gazette on July 29, 2021 read original by Noah Asimow. Photo by Ray Ewing. The Martha’s Vineyard Hospital has closed on a 26-acre property off the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, paving the way for a long-awaited new nursing home to replace the financially-stressed Windemere facility. The project still … Read more

Smaller is Better

In the Green House model, residents live in houses of just 10 to 12 people, each with their own room and bathroom. Reposted article by Renee Lohman from Boston Globe on April 26, 2021 read original In Massachusetts and elsewhere across the country, there is insufficient senior housing, and what exists is usually too expensive. … Read more

Long Term Care Planning for the Vineyard

An interview with Paddy Moore, Board Chair, HAMV and Renee Lohman, CEO of Navigator Elder Homes of New England (excerpt from Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard Newsletter) The long and winding road (thank you, John Lennon) HAMV initiated an investigation of options for a long term care island roadmap in 2013, engaging other organizations in this … Read more

Green House Model Homes Will Replace Windemere

Article posted on MVTimes.com on May 28, 2020 by Lucas Thors (Read original article) $34 million project integrates innovative elder housing approach Navigator Elder Homes is working with Martha’s Vineyard Hospital, Healthy Aging M.V., and other elder services on the Island to develop a replacement for the Windemere Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Navigator is a … Read more

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