May 17

photo of Weston CARES Fund Steering Committee members

Springwell appreciates the support of Weston CARES Fund during the pandemic

Inspired by the passage of the Federal CARES Act, local residents and members of First Parish Church in Weston created the Weston CARES Fund in April of 2020 to make a difference locally, thoughtfully, and immediately during the pandemic. Phone calls to the minister revealed that many parishioners wanted their government CARES check to go […]

May 03

Logo for Older Americans Month 2021

Communities of Strength- the perfect pandemic theme for Older Americans Month 2021

May is Older Americans Month and now that we have been coping with a pandemic for more than a year, we are especially proud to honor older adults in our communities for their strength. Older adults have built resilience and strength over their lives through successes, failures, joys, and difficulties. At Springwell, our core mission […]

May 02

older woman featured in story about assistance from Springwell's Protected Services Program

“I Couldn’t Lose My Home!”

Springwell’s Protective Services Team successfully helped Jeanne as she navigated the challenges that came when her home fell into disrepair after her long illness. The house, its big front yard decorated with charming folk art, is tucked away in a corner of her hometown. It has been in Jeanne’s family for four generations, since her […]

May 01

woman in apartment building lobby delivering meals to older adults

A Year of Volunteer Meal Deliveries

Springwell’s Home Delivered Meals program faced severe staffing challenges when employment programs closed under the emergency order in March 2020. People like Eugenie Coakley swiftly answered Springwell’s call for volunteer drivers one year ago and have kept the home-delivered meal program on the road ever since. We asked Eugenie about her experiences. “People always appreciate […]

May 01

woman assisting another woman who is receiving COVID19 vaccine

Helping Older Adults Access COVID19 Vaccines

When access to the COVID19 vaccine was opened up to adults aged 75 help, access, relief and over in Massachusetts on January 25th of this year, organizations like Springwell were put to the test to help the older adults we serve, a population often challenged by technology, as they navigated an online system that was […]

Apr 22

Helping People is my Focus

Adele is a long time, volunteer member of the compassionate Springwell team dedicated to ensuring that older adults in our community get the help and support they need and want. She began her career doing clinical testing as a psychometrist at several universities in New England and at MA Mental Health. After earning a master’s […]

Apr 14

younger adult holding hand of older adult for comfort

Taking the Mystery Out of Hospice and Palliative Care

A virtual workshop for caregivers on May 18 Many caregivers find themselves navigating the world of hospice and palliative care with little warning. It is never the wrong time to start asking questions and educating yourself for the future. Join us for a free workshop from the comfort of your home with Mary Crowe, LICSW, […]

Apr 12

Springwell Awarded Transportation Grant to Support Older Adults

Seniors in Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Weston to benefit Springwell is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a $90,000 grant from MassDevelopment, in partnership with the Metropolitan Area Planning Council through the Taxi, Livery and Transportation Partnerships Grant Program, an operational subsidy program aimed at expanding transportation service capacity through […]

Mar 30

Women wearing Aging Gain Now Empathy System

Fast-Forward: Look Into Your Future

An enlightening film that emphasizes the importance of planning for aging By 2045, an average American will live to the age of 85. Very few want to think about aging. Two thirds of Americans do little to prepare for being older. In Fast Forward: Look into Your Future, “four millennials and their parents spend a […]