This week’s interview is with Denise McQuaide, the Vice President of Post-Acute Care at Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge and President of CareGroup Parmenter Home Care & Hospice. As a masters prepared geriatric nurse practitioner, she is responsible for strategic planning for transitions of care and developing models to support wellness initiatives outside the hospital. […]Read More
By Meagan Smith, Heller MPP Candidate, class of 2017 This week’s interview was with Avi Bernstein-Nahar, Director of BOLLI, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Brandeis University. BOLLI is a vibrant year-round community of intellectually curious adults who enjoy exploring a wide ranging curriculum, including art, current events, drama, economics, film, history and government, language, literature, […]Read More
By Meagan Smith, Heller MPP Candidate, class of 2017 This week’s interview was with Ruth Beckerman-Rodau, Chief Executive Officer of Springwell. Since 1976, Springwell has offered Waltham residents services that help residents remain independent with the highest quality of life possible. Springwell is passionate about helping seniors and individuals live at home, supporting family members […]Read More
By Meagan Smith, Heller MPP Candidate, class of 2017 This week we spoke with Martha Ryan, Director of Neighbors Who Care. NWC works to lessen isolation and loneliness of Waltham seniors. Why did your organization want to join in this initiative with Healthy Waltham to promote an age-friendly community? Simply put, Neighbors Who Care (NWC) […]Read More
By Meagan Smith, Heller MPP Candidate, class of 2017 Waltham agencies are working together to make Waltham more age-friendly with our project “Waltham Connections for Healthy Aging,” sponsored by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation. Healthy Waltham has created a blog series entitled “Spotlight” to highlight the twelve organizations involved in the Waltham Connections program. We hope this […]Read More
Healthy Waltham was born out of the need for the people of Waltham to come together for the health of our community. Formed as a community coalition, we started with a small grant to look at ways to improve health in Waltham and a second grant focused on increasing fruits and vegetables served in school cafeterias. Since then, our work has evolved and grown. We have reached thousands of people through partnerships and collaborations; outreach events; youth and children’s programs; cooking demos and nutrition education; community walks; school and community gardens; and so much more.
You can often find us working with kids, recent immigrants, and low-income groups, although everyone can benefit from learning about healthy lifestyles. In recent years we were proud to support the City of Waltham in joining “Let’s Move,” a nationwide initiative focused on childhood obesity. We believe that people can lead healthier lives with encouragement and education.
In summer of 2013, we became a 501(c)(3) corporation, breaking off from our longtime fiscal sponsor, the Waltham Partnership for Youth. Won’t you help us continue our work for another 10 years with a tax-deductable contribution? Thank you for your interest and support!