Apr 14

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Taking the Mystery Out of Hospice and Palliative Care

A virtual workshop for caregivers on May 18 Many caregivers find themselves navigating the world of hospice and palliative care with little warning. It is never the wrong time to start asking questions and educating yourself for the future. Join us for a free workshop from the comfort of your home with Mary Crowe, LICSW, […]

Apr 12

Springwell Awarded Transportation Grant to Support Older Adults

Seniors in Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Weston to benefit Springwell is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $90,000 grant from MassDevelopment, in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council through the Taxi, Livery and Transportation Partnerships Grant Program, an operational subsidy program aimed at expanding transportation service capacity through […]

Mar 30

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Fast-Forward: Look Into Your Future

An enlightening film that emphasizes the importance of planning for aging By 2045, an average American will live to the age of 85. Very few want to think about aging. Two thirds of Americans do little to prepare for being older. In Fast Forward: Look into Your Future, “four millennials and their parents spend a […]

Mar 17

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Social Work is Essential

March is Social Work Month and here at Springwell we are pleased to recognize and thank all the social workers who support our community daily. The 2021 theme, social work is essential, has been highlighted often as we have faced the challenges of the COVID19 pandemic.  “It seems that social work has never been more […]

Feb 17

COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility Update

February 17, 2021 – Today, Governor Baker announced that individuals age 65+ and those with 2 or more comorbidities will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations beginning on Thursday, February 18th.  It is expected that the this phase of the vaccine rollout will make an additional 1 million individuals eligible so it may take several weeks [...]

Feb 10

The Burden and Stress of Caregiving- Don’t go it alone!

GlobeDocs, a Boston Globe documentary film community with monthly screenings, conversations with filmmakers, and an annual film festival, recently screened and discussed the short film, Caregiver: A Love Story, produced and directed by palliative care physician, Dr. Jessica Zitter. The film shares the story of one man, Rick, struggling to care for his dying wife, [...]

Jan 27

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Isolation Compounding the Risks of Elder Abuse During the Pandemic

Since March of 2020 it has been necessary for older adults and other high-risk individuals to stay home as much as possible to avoid exposure to COVID19. While vital to their well-being, it is not without potential cost for those at risk for elder abuse. Victims may experience emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, financial exploitation, self-neglect, […]

Jan 19

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Help Debra Find a Kidney

Many of the people Springwell serves have chronic health conditions which can present unique challenges to our work with them to face the challenges that come with aging. Our Care Advisors meet each person where they are and develop a personalized approach to help them achieve their goals. Debra began receiving in-home help services from […]

Dec 21

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Struggling with Phone Calls Due to Difficulty Hearing, Speaking or Seeing?

Are you or a loved one frustrated because you have difficulty hearing or speaking during phone calls or perhaps because you have difficulty hearing and seeing? MassRelay makes telephone conversations possible for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking on the phone. The service is available 24 hours a day […]

Dec 03

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CitySide Subaru Visits Meals on Wheels Distribution Site to Share the Love

Many seniors are struggling to stay independent and healthy. One in four seniors lives alone in isolation and one in seven seniors might not know from where their next meal is coming. To help alleviate these challenges, Springwell provides nutritious meals, friendly visits, and safety checks to the seniors in Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Watertown, […]