Dec 27

two men at table handing out flyers about Subaru Share the Love program

Cityside Subaru and Springwell Celebrate 15th anniversary of Share the Love

Through the Share the Love event, Subaru of America supports  several community partners including Meals on Wheels. While Share the Love supports Meals on Wheels nationally, some funds are distributed locally to support charities in each Subaru dealership’s area. Cityside Subaru partners with Springwell, who manages Meals on Wheels in Belmont and other communities to […]

Dec 05

photo of Home delivered meals volunteer with Nutrition Supervisor

Annual Fundraiser Inspires Year-Round Gift of Time and Service

VJ Donnelly of Westborough first learned about the local Meals on Wheels program run by BayPath Elder Services through his work at MetroWest Subaru in Natick. When he joined the company, he took the lead to make Subaru of America’s annual Share the Love campaign as successful as possible. Through Share the Love, Donnelly became […]

Nov 04

group marching with rainbow flags in support of LGBTQ+ individuals

Pathways of Understanding and Accessibility

LGBTQIA+ seniors face the typical challenges of aging but are also at higher risk for abuse, isolation, discrimination, and exploitation because of their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Pathways, our LGBTQIA+ Initiative, was started at BayPath about five years ago and is coordinated by Julie Nowak (she/ they). With the merger of BayPath and Springwell, […]

Nov 01

older husband and wife holding hands in front of home fireplace

Resources for Family Caregivers

National Family Caregivers Month, observed annually in November, is a reminder to support and honor family caregivers. The role of a family caregiver may include providing personal care, homemaking, home health care, transportation, meals and much more depending on the needs of the care recipient. In 2022, family caregivers are finding the role increasingly challenging […]

Oct 04

man wearing "be kind" shirt for Suicide Prevention presentation

Suicide Prevention is Hope

“Suicide prevention is hope” said Steven Karaiskos, PhD, Senior Director of Community Education & Outreach at Samaritans, Inc., in a recent training seminar for Springwell employees.   Dr. Karaiskos is a social learning expert, a suicide prevention advocate, an educator, and a long-time suicide loss survivor. He has spent years supporting those affected by suicide and […]

Sep 14

Falls Prevention is a team effort graphic

Increasing Awareness about Falls Prevention Strategies

According to the National Council on Aging, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Americans each year. Falls impact older adults’ safety and independence but they do not have to be an inevitable part of aging. Falls, with or without injury can impact quality of life. A fear of falling […]

Sep 07

Springwell nutritionist giving presentation about bone health

Nutrition and Bone Health Presentation for Older Adults

Dalia Cohen, Springwell’s Director of Nutrition, recently visited the Beech Street Center in Belmont, the Brookline Senior Center, and the Newton Senior Center to share information with older adults about bone health. Many older adults may learn from health care professionals that their bones are at risk for fractures due to osteopenia or osteoporosis. Bones […]

Jul 01

poster for BayPath and Springwell merger

Springwell Merges with BayPath Elder Services

Springwell and BayPath Elder Services  merged on July 1. Springwell, a 45-year-old, Waltham-based nonprofit, and BayPath, a 45-year-old, Marlborough-based nonprofit, are among 25 independent organizations that have contracts with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs to act as state-designated Aging Service Access Points and federally designated Area Agencies on Aging. Both organizations share very similar [...]

Jun 03

woman walking to raise awareness for Elder Abuse

Team Springwell is Walking for Elder Abuse Awareness

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) is an annual opportunity for communities around the world to promote a better understanding of abuse and neglect of older people by raising awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect. Springwell employees and friends have joined the 2nd annual virtual Walk for […]

Jun 01

photo of speaker Dr. Katherine King, PsyD

Making Space for Your Needs as a Caregiver

Just a few days before the 126th running of the Boston Marathon, Springwell’s Caregiver Specialist, Carly Conole and Dr. Katherine King, PsyD., a psychologist who helps older adults and their families, hosted family caregivers for a virtual workshop. The topic was universal human needs and how caregivers can meet their own needs even when there […]