“I’d be here anyway,” says Lenora’s sister, Liza, “but with the Personal Care Attendant Program and Rachel’s help, I don’t have to worry about missing work, or making ends meet. This is my job.” Lenora, who at 54 years old, has been struggling with the impact that diabetes has had on her life, agrees, “Family is important […]

A New Partner in Meeting the Legal Needs of Seniors

This fall, Springwell and MetroWest Legal Services have joined together to promote and protect the rights of seniors. Springwell has provided MetroWest Legal Services with a two-year grant through our Community Grants Program to run an Elder Law Clinic that provides information, advice and referrals to seniors, and conduct free community seminars on legal issues relevant to […]

Springwell Awarded New Supportive Housing Site in Brookline

In August, Springwell received word from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs that our application to extend our long-standing partnership with the Brookline Housing Authority by bringing our Care Connections program to the Colonel Floyd, Kickham and Morse Apartments in Brookline had been chosen for funding. The program is designed in the style of a […]

Partnership Ensures Nutrition, Companionship

A hearty bowl of vegetable soup will chase the chill on an early spring day, and a sandwich and leafy salad may be just the thing to celebrate the return of warm, sunny weather. Savvy diners make Springwell’s Senior Dining Program in Belmont their noontime destination for a nutritious meal-and the company of welcoming servers and friendly […]

Coming Home

Mr. West sits comfortably in his living room with his wife and daughter, family photos and his daughter’s artwork displayed on the walls. Their home is furnished with mementoes of their early life in Russia and treasures accumulated through decades of marriage. Mr. West’s journey hasn’t been without its challenges. In 2012, he was diagnosed […]

A New Kind of Partnership

Health care reform and the adoption of the 2010 Affordable Care Act created a new health care objective: To improve the quality of patient care and satisfaction while reducing costs. This reform provided Springwell with the opportunity to play a crucial role in helping health providers reach that goal. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), developed by […]

Embracing Independence

Like most 18 year olds, Rosie finds it hard to contain her excitement when talking about her prom and high school graduation. “As you can tell,” she says, “I like to talk a lot!” Rosie’s enthusiasm for these events – and most things in life – isn’t dampened by her long-time diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy. […]