Oct 26

Share your voice to help create the Massachusetts State Plan on Aging

Every four years, the Massachusetts State Plan on Aging is revised based on the needs of older adults (age 60+)  and their family caregivers. The Plan serves to shape the policy development and programs that the Executive Office of Elder Affairs will pursue to promote independence, empowerment, and well-being so those in need will have […]

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 [...]

Apr 07

COVID-19: Springwell Updates for our Communities

April 22, 2020 With the emergence of the COVID-19 virus, and the governor’s stay-at-home advisory for Massachusetts, Springwell remains fully operational and continues to create contingency plans for service continuity. The organization has established the Seniors are Essential Emergency Relief Fund so that the older adults and families served by the organization will continue to receive critical [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Nov 19

Share the Love: Good nutrition helps older adults continue to live at home

Springwell is pleased to introduce Dalia Cohen, our new Director of Nutrition and our participation once again this year in the Subaru Share the Love Event! Dalia joins Springwell with more than 7 years’ experience working with older adults on nutrition, and she is a member of the Massachusetts Commission on Malnutrition Prevention Among Older [...]

Sep 02

Trish Smith

Springwell Names Trish Smith as New CEO

Springwell appointed Trish Smith as its new chief executive officer on August 30, 2019. Trish, who was named as interim CEO in July after serving as Chief Operating Officer since 2013, brings over 15 years of leadership experience at organizations dedicated to serving older adults. Dedicated to Springwell’s mission of helping people live and age [...]

Jul 09

Springwell searches for new CEO

After 19 years at Springwell including the past six as CEO, Ruth Beckerman-Rodau is resigning to explore the next chapter of her career. One of her important roles prior to being CEO was formalizing the annual and strategic planning process that supports ongoing quality improvement across the agency. Beckerman-Rodau’s mantra as CEO has been to [...]