Edgartown, MA – Martha’s Vineyard Bank is proud to announce it will hold a “Senior Solutions for Safe Living” educational forum, highlighting cyber security and care planning for area seniors and their families, on Martha’s Vineyard on Monday, June 3rd at West Tisbury Grange Hall from 11:00am-2:00pm.  Light refreshments will be served.

The Bank wants to help people make a long-term plan for their online presence by informing them, via a full room of professionals of various backgrounds, how to keep online information protected, how to steer clear of scams, and how to plan for future care needs.  These are all nation-wide issues for our aging population, and Martha’s Vineyard Bank takes the topics seriously.

“We want to bring good information into practice and help the community learn how best to navigate the online world and plan for future care,” said Patti Leighton, Community Relations Director for Martha’s Vineyard Bank.  “We gather legal professionals, police, community services, state elder affairs people, psychologists, psychiatrists, fraud prevention people, and bankers – to gather knowledge and to also learn not only what some of the most prevalent scams are, but how to be proactive and keep things simple to maximize safe living.”

For the June 3rd Martha’s Vineyard event, James Anthony, Martha’s Vineyard Bank President & CEO will deliver opening remarks, followed by CJ Conrad, Vice President of Martha’s Vineyard Bank Marketing & Solution Development to discuss Cyber Security; Jeremie Rogers, of the West Tisbury Police to discuss scams and fraud protection; Robert Mascali, a Falmouth Attorney to discuss Estate Planning for Digital Assets; Eddie Murphy, Regional Manager in the Office of Elder Affairs to discuss current issues; Megan Panek, the Martha’s Vineyard Director of Elder Services of Cape Cod & the Islands to answer questions; Eve Vincent, of Martha’s Vineyard Investment Management to discuss Trust Documents; Patricia Moore, of Healthy Aging Martha’s Vineyard to discuss Future Care Plans; and Martha’s Vineyard Bank representatives to discuss Online and Mobile Banking.  The Island Council on Aging will also be present to answer questions.

In addition, the Bank will have on-site blood pressure readings by the County nurse, as well as digital posture and spinal analysis by Vineyard Complimentary Medicine.

A large turnout is expected by local seniors, their family members, and their caregivers for this highly informational and interactive learning event.  The Bank asks the community to come together and learn how to protect one another.

“Please join us for this amazing learning opportunity not to be missed,” Ms. Leighton said.

About Martha’s Vineyard Bank

Martha’s Vineyard Bank is a full-service bank headquartered in Edgartown, Massachusetts.  Services offered include residential and commercial lending, business and personal banking, trust, and investment services. The Bank operates 11 offices and 15 ATMs on Martha’s Vineyard and in Falmouth. With over a century-long tradition of providing financial services, Martha’s Vineyard Bank reports $836 million in total assets as of December 31, 2018. Martha’s Vineyard Bank deposits are totally insured through the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) and the Depositor’s Insurance Fund (DIF). Investment services are provided by Martha’s Vineyard Investment Advisors, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Martha’s Vineyard Bank.

For more information visit www.mvbank.com or contact: Christine (CJ) Conrad, Vice President, Marketing and Solution Development, (508) 684-4171 or cconrad@mvbank.com; or Patti Leighton, Community Relations Director at (774) 310-2030 or  pleighton@mvbank.com.