Jul 05

Summer Pleasures for Caregivers

Caregiving is a year round endeavor that doesn’t just stop so that everyone can enjoy the beautiful days of summer when they arrive. Caregiving can make it challenging for both the caregiver and the care recipient to find time and energy to appreciate the season. Here are some ideas that we hope will help you […]

Jul 02

Special Delivery: More than a Meal

Beverly looks forward to greeting Chi Wong, a Springwell Home Delivered Meals driver each weekday around noon. Chi delivers a nutritious meal to Beverly who finds it difficult to buy groceries and cook for herself. Beverly lives in the Watertown home that she and her husband, Stuart, bought over 60 years ago. Beverly’s career as […]

Jun 14

Heighten Awareness, Prevent and Stop Abuse

Recently, the federal government has been working to determine how many senior citizens nationwide are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. The federal Administration for Community Living estimated that 1.5 million cases were reported to adult protective agencies across the country in 2016. About half of those reports led to further investigation. Additional research also […]

Jun 12

Dementia Conversations

As part of continuing education for staff, Springwell recently welcomed Nicole McGurin, MS, CDP from the Alzheimer’s Association to lead a workshop on communication. Our goal is to build our staff capacity to help all caregivers learn strategies and approaches that facilitate better communication with individuals who are at various stages of Alzheimer’s disease and […]

May 29

​I didn’t know that Springwell does all that!

#MAkingadifference   June 4th is Nonprofit Awareness Day, a statewide holiday signed into law by Governor Deval Patrick 10 years ago. Springwell is a more than 40 year old nonprofit agency that provides care solutions for approximately 11,000 individuals in Massachusetts each year. Our goal is to positively impact the quality of life through long term services [...]

Apr 26

Supporting the Desire to Live at Home

Springwell’s highest goal is to support people in their efforts to live independently in the setting of their choice. For most people, that setting is home. Are you or a loved one struggling with a disability or the physical and cognitive changes of aging that make it more challenging to live at home? These challenges […]

Apr 20

Making a Difference – Launching Your Career as a Care Advisor

Are you a recent college graduate looking for a job where you can make a difference? Many of today’s compassionate young adults would like to do this by working for a non-profit organization. This was true for both Kelsey and Nicole, Care Advisors who work primarily with seniors in Springwell’s Home Care Program. As a [...]

Apr 17

MA Home Care Program Advisor with woman who receives services

Making a Difference – the Role of a Springwell Care Advisor

Whether you are a caregiver assisting a loved one or a recipient of services yourself, your relationship with a Care Advisor is an invaluable gateway to having your needs met in the way that you want them to be met. Jo White, Director of Health Partnerships and a long time Springwell employee began her career […]

Feb 13

No Place Like Home

Greta and John Merchant bought their Needham house over 60 years ago when they first moved to the United States. As they faced some of the health issues of aging, it was important to them to stay together in the comfort of their beloved home. They shared this sentiment with their daughter, Sandra and her [...]

Jan 10

A Unique Opportunity to Help Build Community

Smart senior diners in greater Boston make the local Springwell Senior Dining Program their noontime destination for a nutritious meal, and for the company of hospitable servers and other senior luncheon guests. These dining sites are a success because of the friendly, welcoming and hard-working staff who come each weekday to receive the catered food; […]