Jun 11

Volunteer Home delivered meal driver

What a difference a volunteer makes!

In 2015 at age 52 Ann McWalter sustained a traumatic brain injury which ended her career as a physical therapist overnight. “I wanted to be a physical therapist since I was 14. My career gave me a sense of identity, purpose and meaning. I loved the challenge of figuring out how to help people with […]

May 15

Linda LaSalle of Newton: Volunteer Home Delivered Meal Driver

Prior to the COVID19 pandemic, Linda LaSalle loved her work as a music therapist for older adults at Milton Hospital and in her private practice. When the shelter at home order went into effect, Linda’s music therapy was halted. During a period of quiet reflection, Linda realized that she needed a role to help her [...]

May 11

David Simpson of Watertown: Volunteer Home Delivered Meal Driver

When COVID19 hit Massachusetts, David Simpson was between jobs and had just started to interview for a new job as an advertising production manager. Since the hiring process was slowed due to the pandemic, David looked for a valuable way to spend his time. He saw the request for volunteer home delivered meals drivers on [...]

May 08

Jodi Wolk of Brookline: Volunteer Home Delivered Meal Driver

Before the COVID 19 pandemic took hold in Massachusetts, Brookline resident, Jodi Wolk focused her energy on her interior design business and playing tennis. For now, she has put those pursuits aside to  volunteer for Springwell, delivering meals daily to homebound seniors. Jodi learned about Springwell’s urgent need for volunteer drivers through the Brookline Mutual [...]

May 05

Joe Coen of Newton: Volunteer Home Delivered Meal Driver

Joe Coen, a lifelong Newton resident, retired on March 4 after working in MIT’s Event Office for 21 years. An energetic man, Joe planned to travel, send his friends postcards and visit Boston sites in a way that he never had time for while working. A week later the world changed due to the COVID-19 [...]

Apr 30

Eugenie Coakley of Watertown: Volunteer Home Delivered Meal Driver

As a statistician and epidemiologist, Eugenie Coakley, a Watertown resident, became keenly aware of COVID-19 when her employer, John Snow Inc., began tracking the virus before it was diagnosed in the United States. When the virus got to Massachusetts, Eugenie wanted to help others. She learned about the need for home delivered meal drivers from [...]

Apr 17

Springwell Mobilizes Volunteers to Deliver Meals

Every weekday, Springwell delivers more than 800 hot, nutritious meals to older adults in Belmont, Brookline, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley and Weston who are facing challenges related to aging that make leaving their homes difficult. In normal times, these deliveries are more than a meal, providing nutrition support and a daily wellness check. When COVID-19 [...]

Mar 17

Seeking Volunteer Home-Delivered Meal Drivers

Due to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Springwell is working diligently to continue to provide services to our senior community.  At this time, Springwell is seeking volunteers who are willing to provide home delivery of meals.* Springwell is an essential part of the social safety net for thousands of older adults each year, [...]