Springwell Inc.

Solutions for older adults and those who provide care

Waltham, MA   |  www.springwell.com

Mission

Springwell provides comprehensive services to seniors, individuals with disabilities and those who care for them, guided by a commitment to the individual's right to live independently in the community. This mission is a reflection of the agency's core commitment to the dignity and self-determination of those who we serve.

Ruling year info

1977

Principal Officer

Ms. Trish Smith

Main address

307 Waverley Oaks Road, Suite 205

Waltham, MA 02452 USA

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Formerly known as

West Suburban Elder Services

EIN

04-2616064

NTEE code info

Senior Centers/Services (P81)

Meals on Wheels (K36)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Nutrition Services for Seniors

Springwell's Nutrition Program addresses the nutritional and social needs of our communities' most marginalized, vulnerable seniors, by providing home-delivered meals, community dining sites, and nutrition counseling to seniors identified as at-risk for malnutrtion. Poor nutrition among the elderly is not a new problem. The U.S. Administration on Aging estimates that 1 in 3 seniors has an inadequate diet. Those who are most vulnerable to hunger are seniors on fixed incomes, seniors with a disability, and socially isolated seniors. The numbers of these seniors are growing as our society ages, and as many seniors live longer, outliving their savings and social networks. As a result, malnutrition and hunger are becoming a reality for an increasing number of low-and-moderate income elders. Springwell's Nutrition Programs are an important community resource, and an integral part of the services that we provide to seniors, helping them to prevent hunger and maintain their independence.

Population(s) Served
Seniors

Springwell's Money Management Program (MMP) leverages highly trained and supervised volunteers to help seniors and individuals with disabilities manage and pay bills on time, frequently offering relief from anxiety around handling financial matters, and often protecting them against financial exploitation. MMP Volunteers visit clients once-a-month to assist with routine money management and bill paying. Volunteers also help clients manage their debt, communicate with utility and credit card companies, apply for food stamps, assist with banking errands, and educate about the dangers of money scams. People are often referred to the MMP due to overdue or unpaid bills, eviction notices, and /or utility shut-off notices; an insufficient amount of money to buy food and medications each month; or unexplained or out-of-character bank withdrawals, a frequent sign of financial exploitation. All those enrolled are low income individuals - 90% have an average annual income of less than $20,000.

Population(s) Served
Seniors
People with disabilities

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Massachusetts Association of Home Care and Area Agencies on Aging

Meals on Wheels Association of America

Alliance for Information and Referral Systems

Mass Association of Older Americans

National Association of Area Agencies on Aging

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Springwell Inc.

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Laura Shaw

LICSW (private practice)

Term: 2020 - 2023

Judith Singler

Community Volunteer

Yolanda Rodriquez

Community Volunteer

Gerald O'Keefe

Community Volunteer

Naomi Krasner

Social Worker

Wayne Johnson

Consultant

Marlene Hobel

Community Volunteer

Jean MacQuiddy

Community Volunteer

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No