Nov 24

Two Caregiver Workshop presenters shown on video screen

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 […]

Oct 22

Caregiver Burnout Prevention Virtual Workshop

Join Us for a Free Workshop with Katherine King, PsyD from the Comfort of your Home on November 16 at 4:00 pm! Learn several science-backed stress management skills to soothe your challenging emotions, relax your nervous system, and improve your mental wellness. Assess your current well-being, consider your personal strengths and values, and learn why […]

Oct 15

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Welcoming Springwell’s New Caregiver Specialist

Springwell is pleased to welcome our new Caregiver Support Specialist, Carly Kascak. Prior to joining Springwell, Carly first worked with children and then joined a local senior center as a social worker. “I found it exciting to work with a new population. I love helping and assisting older adults and I learn so much from […]

Jun 25

Senior man, woman with their caregiver at home.

Effective Communication Strategies Through the Stages of Dementia

Springwell has remained open and providing services during the COVID19 pandemic, and that includes our regular program of staff development and education. Josh Obeiter, Dementia Ambassador and volunteer trainer recently led an annual remote web-based training for Springwell staff on behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association. The focus was how to communicate effectively with those living [...]

Jun 22

Care Managers Get Creative Amid COVID19 Risks

When COVID19 hit, everyone had to think differently about many aspects of daily living that previously were just part of normal routines. How do we get groceries? How can I fill my prescription? I need to talk with my physician, but how do I do a virtual visit? I’m alone and home bound so how [...]

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 […]

Feb 06

Springwell Supports the 2020 Census

Once a decade, the US does a census and everyone living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories is required by law to be counted. Why is it important for me to participate? Participation helps ensure your community receives services, support and representation. Aside from the fact that it is required [...]

Jan 02

Help Others – Volunteering is more than a New Year’s Resolution!

It’s that time of year for the big question, “What are your New Year’s Resolutions?” Many of us make resolutions but within a couple of months they tend to fall by the wayside. Sometimes that happens because the resolution is too vague or we haven’t figured out a workable plan to keep the commitment. Have [...]

Dec 19

A picture of Ana in her living room

A Place to Call Home

Ana is a friendly, optimistic woman with a heartwarming smile and bright eyes. But even Ana got discouraged when chronic health challenges landed her in a nursing home after a hospital stay for an urgent medical condition. Her chronic issues don’t require nursing home care but do make some help necessary for her to live [...]