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On the Watertown Seal is a picture of an English Colonist and an Indian exchanging, as peace tokens,  bread for fish.  Captain Roger Clap landed at Nantasket Point in 1630 and rode up Charles River to Gerry's Landing with the first party of Watertown Colonists.
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Care in the Home

Massachusetts Home Care Program
Many services are geared toward seniors that wish to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. This program is administered by Springwell for Watertown residents and provides State subsidized support services to income eligible elders with daily living needs.

Springwell is the Area Agency on Aging for Watertown and surrounding communities that coordinates services for elders that include:

  • Case management
  • Placing home health aids and homemakers
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Congregate meal programs
  • Respite services
  • Financial assistance for adult day health care

For more information contact Springwell at (617) 926-4100.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility is based on needs and income. Fees are determined on a sliding scale. Caregiver support resources are available regardless of income. Seniors ineligible for funding or subsidy are referred to local home health / homemaker agencies for private pay.

Massachusetts Family Caregiver Support Program
This program is administered through Springwell and provides free services such as an in-home assessment, information and referral, education, and training for spouses, family members, and friends who care for an elder.