Category: Featured Stories

From Fruit to Fiber: Nutrition and the Older Adult

June 12, 2018

Feed your body. Feed it well. That’s a message our physical therapists impress on the older adults here at Glenmeadow, and we want to pass it on to you and other seniors in Western Massachusetts because proper diet and nutrition can help you enhance your mind, body, and spirit. Eating well means thinking strategically about […]

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Delivering Medical Care with a Personal Touch

May 29, 2018

Dr. May Awkal’s grandmother was a strong presence when May was a child growing up in West Springfield. The two played board games together, went on walks, and cooked meals, forming an enduring intergenerational bond. When Dr. Awkal was about 12, her grandmother suffered a severe stroke and was moved into a long-term care facility. […]

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Commitment to Giving Keeps This Resident Going

May 8, 2018

At 95, David Starr says he doesn’t particularly feel like slowing down. The lifelong philanthropist can’t stop thinking about the things he can still do for his community. A Glenmeadow resident, David goes into his office generally once a week at The Springfield Republican Co. in Springfield, where he works as president as well as […]

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Part of the Cycle of Philanthropy

April 17, 2018

Glenmeadow has been steeped in philanthropy since it opened its doors in 1884. A group of civic leaders came together then to create the Springfield Home for Aged Women, providing a dignified residence for 16 women in the region who had neither family nor means. We have grown since then—in terms of who we serve, […]

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