Join us for a Walk!


Walking is one of the healthiest, safest, and easiest ways to begin a fitness program and can be a big step toward improving your overall health. Why not join Waltham Walks, our new free program to get all Waltham residents out and walking this year? We kicked off this program in April with a community […]

In the Spotlight


By Meagan Smith, Heller MPP Candidate, class of 2017 This week’s interview was with Amanda Cleary, Health and Wellness Director of the Waltham YMCA. The Waltham YMCA serves many communities including Waltham, Lexington, Watertown, Belmont and Arlington. The YMCA promotes youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. This branch features an outdoor pool that can […]

In the Spotlight

Mt. Auburn Healthy Eating Class

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. […]

In the Spotlight


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, […]

In the Spotlight


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 […]

In the Spotlight

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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) […]

In the Spotlight

Sr Center

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 […]

Great Grains Workshop

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Looking for some new ways to get your whole grains in? Chef Reva’s winter workshop at the Council on Aging focused on whole grains. Participants sampled a variety of grains – some familiar, some new – learned how to prepare them, shared recipes, and connected over great food and company. Grab a bag of brown […]

Waltham Connections

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We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Tufts Health Plan Foundation in launching our newest project: Waltham Connections for Healthier Aging! The Waltham Connections program was born from Brandeis University Professor Walter Leutz’s 2015 study using community-based participatory action research to understand and improve healthy aging in Waltham. Along with recruiting and training […]