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 28

Coping with Isolation

For some older adults, spending much of their time at home is an everyday reality due to physical challenges or other health issues. Now all of us are spending more time at home to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. We can learn a lot from senior citizens who do this regularly and are good [...]

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 […]

Mar 05

sign that says Home Safety is our priority

Understanding and Helping with Hoarding Disorder

When Springwell staff members meet with older adults in their homes about services and resources, they often assess safety of the residence and offer recommendations to help keep the person safe while living the way they like. A recommendation may be as simple as removing a scatter rug or adding a grab bar in a […]