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 […]

Feb 01

American Heart Month 2022 highlights Hypertension

February is American Heart Month and this year the CDC Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention is highlighting hypertension or high blood pressure. We are reviewing their resources to help you understand what it is, how to prevent it and how to manage it if you are diagnosed with high blood pressure. Our excerpts […]

Nov 19

Share the Love with Vulnerable Seniors This Year

Exciting news! For the 13th year running, the Meals on Wheels network is participating in the 2020 Subaru Share the Love Event. Over the past twelve years, Subaru and its retailers have helped Meals on Wheels to deliver more than 2.3 million meals nationwide to seniors in need. Why does Subaru support Meals on Wheels? […]

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 […]

Nov 01

Julie, and older woman in a walker, standing with her aide, Agnes

In-Home Care and a Stay Home Advisory

COVID19 changed what felt safe for many seniors in need of care. Springwell has been available and flexible, working with families to plan services that help. Julie and her husband Anthony have called Waltham home for the past 42 years. Julie had a fulfilling career, helping many people both as a social worker and as [...]

Oct 26

Share your voice to help create the Massachusetts State Plan on Aging

Every four years, the Massachusetts State Plan on Aging is revised based on the needs of older adults (age 60+)  and their family caregivers. The Plan serves to shape the policy development and programs that the Executive Office of Elder Affairs will pursue to promote independence, empowerment, and well-being so those in need will have […]

Oct 12

Engaged & Connected: Learn to Use Online Tools During COVID-19

Cooler weather is a fact during autumn in New England. After months of social distancing, it is time to get creative with more indoor activities. There are many opportunities for older adults to remain engaged and connected to their friends, family, and community through online tools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever people […]

Sep 01

Older adults in an outdoor setting participating in an exercise class while maintaining social distance

Staying Active at Home During COVID-19

Due to the ongoing risks of COVID-19, many “in person” health and wellness classes for older adults have been canceled. However, there are many options for at-home workouts to help you remain active and healthy throughout the pandemic. If you prefer group workouts, many senior centers and gyms are offering exercise classes and instructional videos […]

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 [...]