Nov 01

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Ken Alpert: An Early Commitment to Caring

As a lifelong sports fan, Ken Alpert has always admired the iconic player, Carl Yastrzemski who made his contributions to baseball playing for just one team, the Boston Red Sox, for his entire Major League career. Ken graduated from Connecticut College with a degree in Sociology and knew he wanted to work in human services. […]

Oct 28

Theresa Alphonse, MPH, Community Partners and Health Equity Program Manager for Steward Health Care Network.

Racism’s Impact on Health: Reaching Racial Equity for Our Community

Springwell strives to provide as many learning opportunities as possible for its staff on topics relevant to its mission. As an agency, Springwell understands the deep significance of health inequity, looks to better understand the causes, and works to alleviate issues that result in disparities. “Our staff is passionate about making impactful changes in the […]

Oct 18

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Finding Connections Across Generations

New Springwell Care Advisor Natalie Lara offers her view on the work, the people she has met, the impact she is making, and why it matters. Springwell depends on our Care Advisors – who pull together, manage, and monitor in-home services – to support thousands of older adults every year. For many, their role at [...]

Aug 09

Public Hearing Announced: 2022 – 2025 Area Plan on Aging

As a federally-designated Area Agency on Aging, Springwell is charged with creating an Area Plan every four years for the towns of Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, and Weston. Springwell will be holding a public hearing about services for older adults and family caregivers.  The purpose of the hearing is to gather feedback [...]

Jul 27

Springwell Transportation Grant Program Completed

Springwell received a $90,000 grant from MassDevelopment in April aimed at expanding transportation service capacity through contracts with licensed taxi or livery businesses. After providing over 1,000 rides, 3 months later, the program is ending, having depleted all the funds. Springwell’s mission to provide comprehensive services to seniors, individuals with disabilities and those who provide […]

Jun 21

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The Marshall Home Fund Focuses on Building an Age Friendly Community

Marshall Home, originally known as the Watertown Home for Old Folks, was founded in 1908 as Watertown’s first “rest home”. It provided a caring residential environment with support services for its residents for 94 years until it closed in 2002. Today its spirit lives on in the Marshall Home Fund, a non–profit charitable foundation that […]

Jun 02

Springwell/Alternatives Transportation Partnership Very Popular

Seniors in Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, Weston are ready to get out and about Sringwell announced in April a $90,000 grant from MassDevelopment aimed at expanding transportation service capacity through contracts with licensed taxi or livery businesses. Springwell's mission to provide comprehensive services to seniors, individuals with disabilities and those who provide [...]

May 17

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Springwell appreciates the support of Weston CARES Fund during the pandemic

Inspired by the passage of the Federal CARES Act, local residents and members of First Parish Church in Weston created the Weston CARES Fund in April of 2020 to make a difference locally, thoughtfully, and immediately during the pandemic. Phone calls to the minister revealed that many parishioners wanted their government CARES check to go […]

Mar 17

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Social Work is Essential

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 2021 theme, social work is essential, has been highlighted often as we have faced the challenges of the COVID19 pandemic.  “It seems that social work has never been more […]

Dec 03

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CitySide Subaru Visits Meals on Wheels Distribution Site to Share the Love

Many seniors are struggling to stay independent and healthy. One in four seniors lives alone in isolation and one in seven seniors might not know from where their next meal is coming. To help alleviate these challenges, Springwell provides nutritious meals, friendly visits, and safety checks to the seniors in Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Watertown, […]