Jan 23

Important Information on End of SNAP Emergency Allotment

Throughout the COVID-19, some Massachusetts households have been getting additional Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits at the beginning of each month to purchase food. Due to federal action, the last COVID-19 SNAP Emergency Allotment payment will be on March 2, 2023. Starting in April, SNAP recipients will get only one (1) normal monthly payment. […]

Jan 09

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Ring in 2023 by Committing to Improve How You Manage Your Chronic Disease

We are pleased to share this content provided by the Administration for Community Living (https://acl.gov/)  Eighty percent of older adults have at least one chronic disease, such as diabetes, arthritis, or high blood pressure, and 68% have at least two. Many struggle to manage them. And let’s face it, chronic conditions can make it hard […]

Dec 27

Cityside Subaru and Springwell Celebrate 15th anniversary of Share the Love

Through the Share the Love event, Subaru of America supports  several community partners including Meals on Wheels. While Share the Love supports Meals on Wheels nationally, some funds are distributed locally to support charities in each Subaru dealership’s area. Cityside Subaru partners with Springwell, who manages Meals on Wheels in Belmont and other communities to […]

Dec 05

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Annual Fundraiser Inspires Year-Round Gift of Time and Service

VJ Donnelly of Westborough first learned about the local Meals on Wheels program run by BayPath Elder Services through his work at MetroWest Subaru in Natick. When he joined the company, he took the lead to make Subaru of America’s annual Share the Love campaign as successful as possible. Through Share the Love, Donnelly became […]

Nov 04

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Pathways of Understanding and Accessibility

LGBTQIA+ seniors face the typical challenges of aging but are also at higher risk for abuse, isolation, discrimination, and exploitation because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Pathways, our LGBTQIA+ Initiative, was started at BayPath about five years ago and is coordinated by Julie Nowak (she/ they). With the merger of BayPath and Springwell, […]

Nov 01

Resources for Family Caregivers

National Family Caregivers Month, observed annually in November, is a reminder to support and honor family caregivers. The role of a family caregiver may include providing personal care, homemaking, home health care, transportation, meals and much more depending on the needs of the care recipient. In 2022, family caregivers are finding the role increasingly challenging […]

Oct 04

Suicide Prevention is Hope

“Suicide prevention is hope” said Steven Karaiskos, PhD, Senior Director of Community Education & Outreach at Samaritans, Inc., in a recent training seminar for Springwell employees.   Dr. Karaiskos is a social learning expert, a suicide prevention advocate, an educator, and a long-time suicide loss survivor. He has spent years supporting those affected by suicide and […]

Sep 14

Increasing Awareness about Falls Prevention Strategies

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Americans each year. Falls impact older adults’ safety and independence but they do not have to be an inevitable part of aging. Falls, with or without injury can impact quality of life. A fear of falling […]

Sep 07

Springwell nutritionist giving presentation about bone health

Nutrition and Bone Health Presentation for Older Adults

Dalia Cohen, Springwell’s Director of Nutrition, recently visited the Beech Street Center in Belmont, the Brookline Senior Center, and the Newton Senior Center to share information with older adults about bone health. Many older adults may learn from health care professionals that their bones are at risk for fractures due to osteopenia or osteoporosis. Bones […]

Jul 01

Springwell Merges with BayPath Elder Services

Springwell and BayPath Elder Services  merged on July 1. Springwell, a 45-year-old, Waltham-based nonprofit, and BayPath, a 45-year-old, Marlborough-based nonprofit, are among 25 independent organizations that have contracts with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs to act as state-designated Aging Service Access Points and federally designated Area Agencies on Aging. Both organizations share very similar [...]