Apr 04

April is Health Care Decisions Month

April is Health Care Decisions Month, and Springwell is pleased to announce that we are launching the Advance Directives Project to address the lack of end-of-life planning among seniors in our programs. Understanding end-of-life-care choices and being able to talk about them with family and health providers are important for all adults but especially for […]

Mar 06

Making the Impossible Possible

In December of 2008, it seemed impossible that 83-year old Jeanne would ever return to the home she loved. A bad fall months earlier sent her first to the hospital and then to a rehabilitation facility. Though long-term symptoms of post-polio syndrome meant Jeanne used a wheelchair, she had managed independently for years and was […]

Jan 09

Springwell Featured in The Atlantic

Springwell is honored to be featured in an ongoing photo series being hosted by The Atlantic.  The series, called “Americans at Work” is funded by the Rockefeller Foundation and launched on December 10th. The essay featuring Springwell, “Caring for Our Elders,” was published on Saturday, January 7, 2017, and shows the work that Springwell does to help […]

Dec 06

Why Long-Distance Caregivers Seek Professional Help

During the holiday season families and friends visit aging loved ones. Frequently this is the time when they discover troubling changes in the health, behavior, or physical appearance of their family member. Many will discover their aging loved one now needs more help or attention. Springwell’s Private Geriatric Care Management Program offers a below-market rate [...]

Oct 11

Help Shape Senior Services in Your Community

Are you a senior or a caregiver living Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, or Weston, MA? Do you have the services you need to remain living in your home for as long as you like? Could you, or a senior you know, benefit from new types of services? Then please consider taking our […]

Sep 15

Working FAST for Stroke Prevention

Springwell is pleased to be participating in a stroke awareness project funded by Mount Auburn Hospital Community Health Department. Mount Auburn, along with five other Massachusetts hospitals, is part of a pilot program to improve emergency stroke care and outcomes. Springwell is one of several community partners who received a grant from MAH to help […]

Jul 05

Controlling Chronic Conditions

Mrs. Flynn is one of many local older adults working to actively regain control over their health – and their life by participating in one of the evidence-based Healthy Living workshops offered by Springwell. Mrs. Flynn, who is in her early 60’s, has high blood pressure and Type-2 Diabetes. When she first joined The Diabetes […]

May 05

Supportive Housing Helps

Concepcion, who prefers to be called Connie, moved to the Brookline Supportive Housing program in early 2015 when a unit in an accessible building became available through the housing authority. Connie has lived in Brookline for a number of years and loves the area. A United States citizen for over fifty years, with roots in […]

Oct 06

Springwell Testimony to the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs

Presentation by Ruth Beckerman-Rodau Chief Executive Officer of Springwell to The General Court of Massachusetts Joint Committee on Elder Affairs Hearing on Health Care and Long-Term Services and Supports October 6, 2015 I appreciate the opportunity to present testimony to you today. Springwell is one of 26 organizations across the Commonwealth that serve as the […]

May 11

Home Care: A Solution that Works

When sixty-seven-year-old Tawney Wray slipped on the ice and needed shoulder surgery two years ago, the active power-walker didn’t know how to cope with being incapacitated. She went from being completely self-sufficient to being unable to lift or carry anything. Luckily, two different professionals in her life referred her to Springwell. Soon Tawney was enrolled [...]