Mar 17

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Social Work is Essential

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 2021 theme, social work is essential, has been highlighted often as we have faced the challenges of the COVID19 pandemic.  “It seems that social work has never been more […]

Feb 17

COVID-19 Vaccination Eligibility Update

February 17, 2021 – Today, Governor Baker announced that individuals age 65+ and those with 2 or more comorbidities will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations beginning on Thursday, February 18th.  It is expected that the this phase of the vaccine rollout will make an additional 1 million individuals eligible so it may take several weeks [...]

Feb 10

The Burden and Stress of Caregiving- Don’t go it alone!

GlobeDocs, a Boston Globe documentary film community with monthly screenings, conversations with filmmakers, and an annual film festival, recently screened and discussed the short film, Caregiver: A Love Story, produced and directed by palliative care physician, Dr. Jessica Zitter. The film shares the story of one man, Rick, struggling to care for his dying wife, [...]

Jan 27

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Isolation Compounding the Risks of Elder Abuse During the Pandemic

Since March of 2020 it has been necessary for older adults and other high-risk individuals to stay home as much as possible to avoid exposure to COVID19. While vital to their well-being, it is not without potential cost for those at risk for elder abuse. Victims may experience emotional, physical, or sexual abuse, financial exploitation, self-neglect, […]

Jan 19

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Help Debra Find a Kidney

Many of the people Springwell serves have chronic health conditions which can present unique challenges to our work with them to face the challenges that come with aging. Our Care Advisors meet each person where they are and develop a personalized approach to help them achieve their goals. Debra began receiving in-home help services from […]

Dec 21

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Struggling with Phone Calls Due to Difficulty Hearing, Speaking or Seeing?

Are you or a loved one frustrated because you have difficulty hearing or speaking during phone calls or perhaps because you have difficulty hearing and seeing? MassRelay makes telephone conversations possible for individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind or have difficulty speaking on the phone. The service is available 24 hours a day […]

Dec 03

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CitySide Subaru Visits Meals on Wheels Distribution Site to Share the Love

Many seniors are struggling to stay independent and healthy. One in four seniors lives alone in isolation and one in seven seniors might not know from where their next meal is coming. To help alleviate these challenges, Springwell provides nutritious meals, friendly visits, and safety checks to the seniors in Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Watertown, […]

Nov 24

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Caregiver Burnout Prevention Goes Virtual

Over a dozen family caregivers joined Kate King, a psychologist who focuses on helping older adults and their families, and Carly Kascak Conole, Springwell Caregiver Specialist for a virtual workshop to learn techniques to alleviate symptoms of stress that come from caregiving. While it might seem that a virtual workshop would be a difficult way […]

Nov 19

Share the Love with Vulnerable Seniors This Year

Exciting news! For the 13th year running, the Meals on Wheels network is participating in the 2020 Subaru Share the Love Event. Over the past twelve years, Subaru and its retailers have helped Meals on Wheels to deliver more than 2.3 million meals nationwide to seniors in need. Why does Subaru support Meals on Wheels? […]

Nov 11

Korean War veteran kneeling on left during Korean War service and on right in 2020

A Veteran who came home to take care of other veterans

At 92, Robert is an older veteran that we thank today along with all veterans for their military service. In 1950, Robert joined the Army and was deployed for almost three years in the Korean War. He served as an ammunitions guard in an area near Busan, South Korea protecting the ammunition from any potential […]