Nov 18

Logo for 2021 Subaru Share the Love Event to support Meals on Wheels

Share the Love with Vulnerable Seniors This Year

Exciting news! For the 14th year running, the Meals on Wheels network is participating in the 2021 Subaru Share the Love Event. Over the past thirteen years, Subaru and its retailers have helped Meals on Wheels to deliver more than 2.5 million meals nationwide to seniors in need. Why does Subaru support Meals on Wheels? […]

Nov 09

Caregivers Support Each Other and Discuss Anticipatory Grief

Providing or arranging for the care of someone else, can be complicated logistically, physically, and emotionally. Caregivers benefit from support that helps them make informed decisions, solve problems, reduce stress, and maintain overall physical and emotional health. As part of that assistance, Springwell’s Caregiver Support Program periodically offers events for caregivers. Recently, the Springwell Caregiver Support […]

Nov 02

image for National Family Caregivers Month

How can Springwell’s Caregiver Notebook help you?

Caregivers often juggle a wealth of information to closely manage the wellbeing of a loved one. During both the routine and the unpredictable challenges that inevitably come up, it is helpful to have that information easily accessible. Springwell designed a Caregiver’s Notebook that will help you stay organized and simplify record keeping. The notebook is available […]

Nov 01

photo of Springwell Care Advisor, Ken

Ken Alpert: An Early Commitment to Caring

As a lifelong sports fan, Ken Alpert has always admired the iconic player, Carl Yastrzemski who made his contributions to baseball playing for just one team, the Boston Red Sox, for his entire Major League career. Ken graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in Sociology and knew he wanted to work in human services. […]

Oct 28

Theresa Alphonse, MPH, Community Partners and Health Equity Program Manager for Steward Health Care Network.

Racism’s Impact on Health: Reaching Racial Equity for Our Community

Springwell strives to provide as many learning opportunities as possible for its staff on topics relevant to its mission. As an agency, Springwell understands the deep significance of health inequity, looks to better understand the causes, and works to alleviate issues that result in disparities. “Our staff is passionate about making impactful changes in the […]

Oct 25

Home Delivered Meals driver delivering meal to recipient

Springwell Needs Home-Delivered Meals Drivers

What does a warm, nutritious meal mean to you? It makes your taste buds happy, fills your growling stomach and may be a time when you gather with family or friends to socialize around the table. As children, many of us thought these meals magically appeared but as adults we know the work that goes […]

Oct 21

Dalia Cohen, Springwell's Director of Nutrition

Increasing Strength for Older Adults

Dalia Cohen, Director of Nutrition at Springwell, periodically leads educational discussions for older adults on topics relating to diet and activity.  “Increasing Your Strength” is the current topic and includes information about strength and muscle mass, the importance of adequate protein intake and the positive effects of exercise. Cohen hosted the discussion at the Brookline […]

Oct 20

photo of volunteer ombudsman in honor of Residents' Rights Month

Volunteer Spotlight on the Ombudsman Program

October is Residents’ Rights Month , an annual event recognizing the respect, dignity, and rights to which all residents of long-term care facilities are entitled. Volunteer Ombudsmen listen to the concerns of residents and advocate to have their needs and wishes met. Today, we are shining the spotlight on Marian who has been a volunteer […]

Oct 18

photo of Springwell Care Advisor, Natalie

Finding Connections Across Generations

New Springwell Care Advisor Natalie Lara offers her view on the work, the people she has met, the impact she is making, and why it matters. Springwell depends on our Care Advisors – who pull together, manage, and monitor in-home services – to support thousands of older adults every year. For many, their role at [...]

Oct 14

photo of volunteer ombudsman in honor or Residents' Rights Month

Volunteer Spotlight for Residents’ Rights Month

October is Residents Rights Month. Springwell’s volunteer ombudsmen make a difference in the lives of residents of long term care facilities. Ombudsmen are highly trained and supervised volunteers who visit a residential facility at least weekly and are available to hear concerns in confidence, advocate to protect residents’ rights, and provide information and referrals. As […]