May 05

Joe Coen of Newton: Volunteer Home Delivered Meal Driver

Joe Coen, a lifelong Newton resident, retired on March 4 after working in MIT’s Event Office for 21 years. An energetic man, Joe planned to travel, send his friends postcards and visit Boston sites in a way that he never had time for while working. A week later the world changed due to the COVID-19 [...]

Apr 30

Eugenie Coakley of Watertown: Volunteer Home Delivered Meal Driver

As a statistician and epidemiologist, Eugenie Coakley, a Watertown resident, became keenly aware of COVID-19 when her employer, John Snow Inc., began tracking the virus before it was diagnosed in the United States. When the virus got to Massachusetts, Eugenie wanted to help others. She learned about the need for home delivered meal drivers from [...]

Apr 28

Coping with Isolation

For some older adults, spending much of their time at home is an everyday reality due to physical challenges or other health issues. Now all of us are spending more time at home to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We can learn a lot from senior citizens who do this regularly and are good [...]

Apr 23

Springwell Launches Seniors are Essential Fund

Springwell’s mission is to serve seniors. They are essential, vibrant members of our communities, and providing the additional services and supports that they need to maintain health and independence is our privilege and honor. Springwell receives a baseline of government support to provide the services that we do – this government support ensures that our [...]

Apr 17

Springwell Mobilizes Volunteers to Deliver Meals

Every weekday, Springwell delivers more than 800 hot, nutritious meals to older adults in Belmont, Brookline, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley and Weston who are facing challenges related to aging that make leaving their homes difficult. In normal times, these deliveries are more than a meal, providing nutrition support and a daily wellness check. When COVID-19 [...]

Apr 07

COVID-19: Springwell Updates for our Communities

April 22, 2020 With the emergence of the COVID-19 virus, and the governor’s stay-at-home advisory for Massachusetts, Springwell remains fully operational and continues to create contingency plans for service continuity. The organization has established the Seniors are Essential Emergency Relief Fund so that the older adults and families served by the organization will continue to receive critical [...]

Mar 17

Seeking Volunteer Home-Delivered Meal Drivers

Due to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Springwell is working diligently to continue to provide services to our senior community.  At this time, Springwell is seeking volunteers who are willing to provide home delivery of meals.* Springwell is an essential part of the social safety net for thousands of older adults each year, [...]

Mar 12

Social Work Month – March 2020

Great work for and across generations March is Social Work Month and here at Springwell we are pleased to recognize and thank all the social workers who support our community daily. The 2020 theme for Social Work Month, Generations Strong, honors the powerful, positive impact the social work profession has had on our society for [...]

Mar 10

Home care Manager with senior citizen, Lea and her daughter

A Partnership that Works

Lea loves her in-home care workers. Her dedicated daughter Barbara is grateful for help that makes her busy life possible. Springwell coordinates it all. At 92, Lea has been blind for three years and has found adjusting to her loss of vision challenging. She spent much of her active adult life as a pharmacist, a […]

Mar 05

Two women smiling at each other on a couch

Ava and George: The Value of a Good Plan

Ava sits comfortably in her living room looking out her picture window at the birds, surrounded by beautiful furniture, some of which she has designed. She knows she is still able to enjoy her home and this view because of the careful planning and preparation she and her husband George did before challenges of health […]