May 15

Powered by Connection: Older Americans Month

Every May, the Administration for Community Living leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM), a time to recognize older Americans’ contributions, highlight aging trends, and reaffirm commitments to serving the older adults in our communities. The 2024 theme is Powered by Connection, which recognizes the profound impact that meaningful relationships and social connections […]

Apr 17

Invitation to the Ken Alpert Elder Independence Fund Dedication reception with picture of Ken holding an award certificate

In Memorium: Ken Alpert

In September, 2023, after 42 years working as a Care Manager for Springwell, Ken Alpert died unexpectedly at the young age of 67. Like his idol, Carl Yastrzemski, who played for just one team, the Boston Red Sox, for his entire Major League career, Ken spent his entire Care Manager career at Springwell. Ken graduated […]

Mar 16

4 smiling unidentified members of the AAA committee

Springwell Grantees Help Address Area Needs

In 1965, the Older Americans Act (OAA) was passed by Congress to “create a comprehensive and coordinated system of care for elderly Americans.” The program, funded with federal grants, is administered locally across the country by Area Agencies on Aging (AAA). In part of its role as an AAA, Springwell works with community partners in […]

Feb 16

Two Springwell consumers sitting close together and smiling at each other

Housing with Supportive Services

Jim and Annie are enjoying their retirement years living together in congregate housing. This housing design provides residents with both privacy and the opportunity for companionship. Residents have a private area that they furnish themselves and they also have access to numerous common areas, including kitchen, living room, and dining room.This is where Jim and […]

Dec 20

Phot opp of attendees of the Springwell Share the Love Meals on Wheels Volunteer Open House

CitySide Subaru and MetroWest Subaru partner to deliver Meals on Wheels

Springwell provides Meals on Wheels for 20 communities in Massachusetts delivering nearly 1000 meals daily. In a world where so many things can be automated, the delivery of a nutritious meal still needs the human touch of a person bringing it to the door with a cheerful greeting. As an essential part of the social […]

Dec 27

two men at table handing out flyers about Subaru Share the Love program

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 […]

Jul 01

poster for BayPath and Springwell merger

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 [...]

Mar 14

Springwell Teaming up to celebrate Nutrition Month word graphic

Springwell & BayPath Team up to Celebrate 50 Years of Senior Nutrition

A Free Online Seminar for Residents of Greater Boston & MetroWest March marks the 50th anniversary of the national Senior Nutrition Program. Funded by the Older Americans Act (OAA), local senior nutrition programs serve as hubs for older adults to access nutritious meals and other vital services that strengthen social connections and promote health and [...]

Aug 09

Public Hearing Announced: 2022 – 2025 Area Plan on Aging

As a federally-designated Area Agency on Aging, Springwell is charged with creating an Area Plan every four years for the towns of Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, and Weston. Springwell will be holding a public hearing about services for older adults and family caregivers.  The purpose of the hearing is to gather feedback [...]

Jun 02

Springwell/Alternatives Transportation Partnership Very Popular

Seniors in Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Weston are ready to get out and about Sringwell announced in April a $90,000 grant from MassDevelopment aimed at expanding transportation service capacity through contracts with licensed taxi or livery businesses. Springwell's mission to provide comprehensive services to seniors, individuals with disabilities and those who provide [...]