Jun 21

Screen shot of Marshall Home Fund Board meeting on Zoom

The Marshall Home Fund Focuses on Building an Age Friendly Community

Marshall Home, originally known as the Watertown Home for Old Folks, was founded in 1908 as Watertown’s first “rest home”. It provided a caring residential environment with support services for its residents for 94 years until it closed in 2002. Today its spirit lives on in the Marshall Home Fund, a non–profit charitable foundation that […]

Jun 16

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors- Part 2

In Part 1 of this blog, we shared general techniques for understanding and responding to all types of dementia related behaviors as presented by Lisa Sobhian, LICSW and Certified Dementia Practitioner from the Alzheimer’s Association. In Part 2, we are discussing responding to specific common dementia behaviors and some likely causes. Behaviors include anxiety or […]

Jun 02

Springwell/Alternatives Transportation Partnership Very Popular

Seniors in Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Weston are ready to get out and about Sringwell announced in April a $90,000 grant from MassDevelopment aimed at expanding transportation service capacity through contracts with licensed taxi or livery businesses. Springwell's mission to provide comprehensive services to seniors, individuals with disabilities and those who provide [...]

Jun 01

Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors – Part 1

As part of ongoing education, Springwell employees recently attended a training titled, “Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behaviors,” presented by Lisa Sobhian, LICSW and Certified Dementia Practitioner from the Alzheimer’s Association. The training will help Case Managers in their interaction with individuals with dementia and will help them advise family caregivers. Behavior changes most […]

May 25

photo of Springwell's Case Management Program Manager

Springwell’s In Home Services Care Advisors Adapt Amidst Pandemic Challenges

After a year of non-stop work to make sure each person receiving home care services had their needs met safely despite the challenges of the pandemic, we are taking a moment to recognize the efforts of our resilient Care Advisors. Liz Stern, Springwell’s Case Management Program Manager, shared that during the past year in addition […]

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 […]