Springwell’s success can be measured in large part by the strength of its partnerships with other community organizations. By collaborating with community agencies and supporting their work, Springwell helps ensure that seniors throughout the region have the diverse and local support needed.
As the designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for the communities of Belmont, Brookline, Needham, Newton, Waltham, Wellesley and Weston, Springwell is responsible for completing a comprehensive assessment of the needs of the region’s seniors, and developing a plan which helps address those needs.
The federal funds that Springwell receives as the region’s AAA enables Springwell to provide grants to local community organizations so that they can address needs identified in the area plan. Such grants are distributed on a bi-annual basis and are monitored to help ensure that goals of the plan are met.
Since 1976, Springwell has been the local agency designated as the region’s AAA. The agency has been the region’s leading advocate for seniors and one of the largest providers of community long-term services serving more than 5,000 individuals annually.