Jun 14

Heighten Awareness, Prevent and Stop Abuse

Recently, the federal government has been working to determine how many senior citizens nationwide are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation. The federal Administration for Community Living estimated that 1.5 million cases were reported to adult protective agencies across the country in 2016. About half of those reports led to further investigation. Additional research also […]

Jul 01

New System for Reporting Elder Abuse

Beginning July 1st, 2017 the Executive Office of Elder Affairs has centralized the Elder Protective Services abuse reporting system (elder abuse hotline) to a single phone number. The 24/7 single phone number simplies the process for elder abuse reporting. All calls (day or night, 7 days a week) should now go directly to the Massachusetts-based […]

May 01

This May, Springwell will help you honor your mother

This spring, Springwell is once again enlisting our community in supporting the seniors we serve while also providing a way for donors to honor and celebrate the mothers in their lives. If you were to draw a composite of the typical person who receives services from Springwell, she would be an 80-year-old woman living by [...]

Oct 15

PROTECTING SENIORS AT RISK OF ABUSE

The National Center on Elder Abuse defines elder abuse as intentional or neglectful acts by a caregiver or a “trusted individual” that harm, or may harm, a vulnerable senior. Abuse and neglect of seniors occurs in every community across the Commonwealth. As the protective services agency for 17 local towns and cities, Springwell has been […]

Sep 14

FAST Teams: A New Approach to Addressing Elder Financial Abuse

Scam artists, fraudulent telemarketers, and even family members have become more sophisticated in targeting and defrauding seniors of more than $2.5 billion annually. Both Massachusetts and Springwell are at the forefront of developing innovative ways to respond to the complicated problem of financial abuse of seniors. Springwell is the lead agency for the greater Boston […]

Sep 12

Meet Officer Jon Bailey

In his 22 years of service on the Waltham Police Department, Officer Jon Bailey has received commendations and awards from a wide array of groups and organizations including the Waltham City Council, the Massachusetts State Senate, and the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys. He is the kind of ally that Springwell’s Protective Services Program […]