Sep 12

Meet Officer Jon Bailey

In his 22 years of service on the Waltham Police Department, Officer Jon Bailey has received commendations and awards from a wide array of groups and organizations including the Waltham City Council, the Massachusetts State Senate, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is the kind of ally that Springwell’s Protective Services Program […]

Jun 08

Better Together: Sharing Tasks & Friendships

Linda G. joined Springwell’s volunteer team in the true spirit of pay-it-forward. “My mother lives in Florida, and she’s always looking for a ride to the grocery store,” she says. “I’m not there to help her, but I thought I could help someone here.” Meanwhile, grocery shopping had become a challenge for Lea G. Macular […]

May 11

Home Care: A Solution that Works

When sixty-seven-year-old Tawney Wray slipped on the ice and needed shoulder surgery two years ago, the active power-walker didn’t know how to cope with being incapacitated. She went from being completely self-sufficient to being unable to lift or carry anything. Luckily, two different professionals in her life referred her to Springwell. Soon Tawney was enrolled […]

Nov 07

PERSONAL CARE ATTENDANT PROGRAM GIVES CONTROL TO ADULTS LIVING WITH DISABILITIES

“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 […]

Nov 01

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 […]

Oct 15

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 […]

May 01

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 […]

Nov 07

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 […]

Nov 01

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 […]

Jun 01

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. […]