Apr 23

Springwell Launches Seniors are Essential Fund

Springwell’s mission is to serve seniors. They are essential, vibrant members of our communities, and providing the additional services and supports that they need to maintain health and independence is our privilege and honor. Springwell receives a baseline of government support to provide the services that we do – this government support ensures that our [...]

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, [...]

Mar 12

Social Work Month – March 2020

Great work for and across generations March is Social Work Month and here at Springwell we are pleased to recognize and thank all the social workers who support our community daily. The 2020 theme for Social Work Month, Generations Strong, honors the powerful, positive impact the social work profession has had on our society for [...]

Mar 10

Home care Manager with senior citizen, Lea and her daughter

A Partnership that Works

Lea loves her in-home care workers. Her dedicated daughter Barbara is grateful for help that makes her busy life possible. Springwell coordinates it all. At 92, Lea has been blind for three years and has found adjusting to her loss of vision challenging. She spent much of her active adult life as a pharmacist, a […]

Feb 06

Springwell Supports the 2020 Census

Once a decade, the US does a census and everyone living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories is required by law to be counted. Why is it important for me to participate? Participation helps ensure your community receives services, support and representation. Aside from the fact that it is required [...]

Jan 21

New Ways to Lower your Medicare Costs in 2020

A new state law in Massachusetts is expanding several Medicare Savings Programs (also known as "MassHealth Buy-in" programs). These programs help older residents and people living with disabilities save money on their Medicare coverage. On January 1, 2020 the income and asset limits for the Medicare Savings Programs* increased. If you qualify, these programs will [...]

Jan 02

Help Others – Volunteering is more than a New Year’s Resolution!

It’s that time of year for the big question, “What are your New Year’s Resolutions?” Many of us make resolutions but within a couple of months they tend to fall by the wayside. Sometimes that happens because the resolution is too vague or we haven’t figured out a workable plan to keep the commitment. Have [...]

Dec 19

A picture of Ana in her living room

A Place to Call Home

Ana is a friendly, optimistic woman with a heartwarming smile and bright eyes. But even Ana got discouraged when chronic health challenges landed her in a nursing home after a hospital stay for an urgent medical condition. Her chronic issues don’t require nursing home care but do make some help necessary for her to live [...]

Dec 10

Community Transitions Staff Member

It’s so good to be home

No one hopes to live in a nursing home, but sometimes circumstances result in the need for a skilled care facility. The quandary then becomes whether the move will be permanent or a steppingstone back to a home environment. James moved to a skilled nursing facility from a group home he loved due to a [...]

Nov 19

Community Services connects with Councils on Aging

Jennifer Darby, Associate Director of Community Services regularly invites Council on Aging (COA) leaders from our service communities to meet with Springwell and each other.  “Each town has its own network, resources, ideas and housing and transportation challenges. At this gathering, they share ideas and discuss challenges with each other. Springwell also shares information about [...]