Sep 14

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 […]

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 […]

Mar 07

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A Person-Centered Approach to Assisting Older Adults with Mental Health Challenges

As part of our continuing education program, Springwell invited Mary Curlew, Community Education and Training Specialist at Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JF&CS), to speak with staff about a person-centered approach that will help Springwell care advisors better understand and effectively respond to mental health changes and challenges in older adults. The approach helps the […]

Dec 01

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Supporting Older Adults and their Independence

The challenges of aging can evolve slowly or have a sudden onset. When facing those challenges, we all need a caring, connected community – and thousands of older adults and their families find that at Springwell every year. Patricia experienced sudden new challenges a year ago when she fell and broke her hip. The injury required […]

Jun 21

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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 […]

May 17

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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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]