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, Subaru of […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 [...]

Team Springwell is Walking for Elder Abuse Awareness

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is an annual opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older people by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. Springwell employees and friends have joined the 2nd annual virtual Walk for […]

Making Space for Your Needs as a Caregiver

Just a few days before the 126th running of the Boston Marathon, Springwell’s Caregiver Specialist, Carly Conole and Dr. Katherine King, PsyD., a psychologist who helps older adults and their families, hosted family caregivers for a virtual workshop. The topic was universal human needs and how caregivers can meet their own needs even when there […]

Healthy Waltham: Bridging the Digital Divide

As an Area Agency on Aging, Springwell develops an Area Plan on Aging every 4 years. In 2020, Springwell’s area planning process started with a needs assessment that included large and small virtual public gatherings, focus groups, and surveys. Older adults, caregivers, and professionals participated, allowing Springwell to gather a wide range of views. One […]

Creative Solutions Make Caregiving Easier

Evelyn and Ray, longtime residents of Newton, have been married for 36 years. About four years ago, Evelyn noticed subtle differences in Ray that turned out to be the onset of dementia. Recently retired, Ray had worked until he was 80. He and Evelyn were active in their community and longtime supporters of many organizations […]