Springwell

307 Waverley Oaks Rd #205, Waltham, Ma 02452, Usa
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Our mission Our mission is to provide comprehensive services to seniors, individuals with disabilities and those who provide care, guided by a commitment to an individual’s right to live independently in the community.

Springwell

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Seeking Meal Delivery Drivers

Due to the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Springwell is working diligently to continue to provide services to our senior community.  At this time, Springwell is seeking volunteers who are willing to provide home delivery of meals.* Springwell is an essential part of the social safety net for thousands of older adults each year,… See full description
  • Adults (18+), Child with Adult
  • Ongoing, Recurring
  • Weekdays
  • Individuals, Families
  • In-person, Delivery
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Friendly Visitors

Friendly Visitor volunteers are matched with a senior and visit on a regular basis, weekly or every other week for one to two hours. They can go for walks, fix a light snack, run brief errands, and read or help write letters.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults, Child with Adult
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Nursing Home Ombudsmen

Volunteer ombudsmen offer residents of long-term care facilities a way to have their complaints and concerns heard, helping them to feel empowered and ensuring that they live in dignity and respect. Trained and supervised volunteers visit a facility at least weekly and are available to hear concerns in confidence, advocate to protect residents’ rights, and provide information and referrals.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Shopping Assistants

Springwell Shopping Assistants are volunteers who can either provide an escort to the supermarket for help shopping, or who can do the shopping themselves. Shopping Assistants can help with writing a shopping list, going to the store for or with you, putting away groceries, or running other, brief shopping errands. Shopping Assistants are available weekly, bi-weekly, or as needed.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Nutrition Volunteer

Seniors need opportunities to socialize and maintain connections. Senior luncheons at community dining sites are a great way to stay active while enjoying a nutritious and delicious meal. At each dining site, a dedicated staff and team of friendly volunteers checks-in guests, serves food, and ensures a welcoming environment.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Medical Escorts

Springwell’s volunteer Medical Escorts provide seniors with an escort to medical appointments. Medical Escorts wait during the appointment (up to 1.5 hours) and provide accompaniment home, providing transport and companionship. Medical Escorts can provide a ride and they can give minimal assistance getting into and out of a car and into the medical facility.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings

Money Manager

There are two volunteer levels for this program. Volunteers with the Bill Payer Service help with a variety of tasks including writing checks (for the person being helped to sign), balancing a checkbook, and/or developing a budget. Volunteers with the Representative Payee Service have the legal authority to sign checks on the individual’s behalf, and make sure that their basic needs are met first before income is spent on other things.
  • Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings

Office Volunteer

Office Assistants help office staff with telephone and clerical duties.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work
  • On-site
  • Weekdays
How you help Whether it’s delivering a hot meal, managing money, getting to the doctor, good nutrition, or just sharing companionship with an older adult, volunteers are vital to our mission of helping people remain living safely and independently in their own homes for as long as possible.
About us Springwell has been creating, managing, and coordinating services for seniors, people with disabilities and those who provide care for more than 40 years. Our team of 150 care advisors, information and consultation specialists, protective service workers, social workers, and RN's are professional, dependable, and kind resources for the people we serve, and as a staff, we have amassed a wealth of knowledge and insight about the many public and private resources available. As a private, non-profit organization, our mission to provide services is guided by a commitment to the independence and self-determination of the people we serve.
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