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 […]