Springwell & BayPath Merge
Springwell, Inc, and BayPath Elder Services, Inc announced this spring that their boards of directors approved the merger of the organizations, effective July 1, 2022. Waltham-based Springwell & Marlborough-based BayPath are both 45-year-old, independent, non-profit organizations. Both hold contracts with the Executive Office of Elder Affairs to act as state-designated Aging Service Access Points and federally-designated Area Agencies on Aging. The services that both offer – things like home-delivered meals, personal care assistance, and homemaking – make it possible for older adults to get the help they might need to continue living in the home setting that suits them best.
Springwell provides these services to residents of the towns of Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Watertown, Wellesley, and Weston.
BayPath provided these services to residents of the towns of Ashland, Dover, Framingham, Holliston, Hopkinton, Hudson, Marlborough, Natick, Northborough, Sherborn, Southborough, Sudbury, Wayland, Westborough.
The new organization resulting from the merger will be called Springwell, headed by Springwell CEO Trish Smith. The new Springwell will offer the same services to the same twenty-two communities, from the same staff, out of the same offices in Marlborough and Waltham. As a bigger organization, Springwell will have more resources to provide the services individuals have come to count on. Residents of the original BayPath towns should continue to call the office in Marlborough for assistance at 508-573-7200.
While Springwell and BayPath both have strong programs and are financially sound, combining operations will allow for more flexibility and efficiency as we provide services. The twenty-two community service area creates a larger geography that will enhance our ability to recruit the staff and volunteers we need. And after the merger, Springwell will be large enough to take advantage of opportunities that have not been possible for two smaller nonprofits.
The organizations share very similar missions to provide quality resources and services to individuals across the lifespan. We share a goal of empowering individuals to remain in the setting of their choice while they face the challenges that come with aging, caregiving, and/or living with chronic health issues. Philosophically, the organizations are well-positioned for a merger at this time and plan to maintain both offices and staff in both locations.