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Caregiving Chronicles will present news and analysis on caregiving topics in MetroWest and around the world, in-depth Q&As with experts in fields related to caregiving and updates and announcements about caregiving resources available in MetroWest from CaregivingMetroWest.org Program Director Douglas Flynn.


By DebraMcDonagh / September 22, 2021
Can you get your flu shot at the same time as a COVID booster vaccine? What is the roll out for the Boosters? When can I get my flu shot? We collected information on all of these topics to help you know what is right for you.

By DebraMcDonagh / August 25, 2021
Activity helps someone with Alzheimer’s disease feel better, but getting someone to exercise is another matter. The National Institute on Aging shares tips on how to help someone with Alzheimer's stay active.

By DebraMcDonagh / August 19, 2021
As a family caregiver, you are in a position of guiding a loved one to make informed health decisions. As such, you need to learn about health risks for older adults. This post shares factual information on the benefits of vaccinations and the common ones most older adults should consider receiving.

By DebraMcDonagh / August 2, 2021
Support Groups running from August thru September 2021. We all need help from time to time, especially when caring for a loved one.

By DebraMcDonagh / July 30, 2021
Busy caregivers have the option to register to listen at a specific date and time or listen to a pre-recorded version anytime!

By DebraMcDonagh / July 19, 2021
DID YOU KNOW, the Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter provides Care Consultations that are at no cost to families? It can be a lifeline to family caregivers. LEARN MORE>>

By DebraMcDonagh / June 21, 2021
We are sharing this reminder from MetroWest Medical Center on the most basic health tips to protect you and your loved ones from preventable summer health issues.

By DebraMcDonagh / June 17, 2021
Even before the coronavirus pandemic hit the United States, 1 in 3 older adults had financial worries. The pandemic isolated seniors more than ever before. But there is help!

By DebraMcDonagh / June 8, 2021
June is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ+) Pride Month in recognition of the uprising at the Stonewall Inn in June 1969.

By DebraMcDonagh / May 27, 2021
Some 2 million older adults age 65 plus have reported they didn’t have enough to eat in the last seven days. This article from the Food Research & Action Center explains more and also offers solutions.

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The BayPath Family Caregiver Support Program and CaregivingMetroWest.org has been made possible by funding from the Older Americans Act as granted by Executive Office of Elder Affairs. Participants may make a voluntary donation toward the cost of this federally funded service. Click here for more information.

CaregivingMetroWest.org was originally made possible, in part, by generous grants from the MetroWest Health Foundation. Additional funding support was graciously donated by Avidia Bank from 2018 – 2021.

Thank you, MetroWest Health Foundation and Avidia Bank, for enabling BayPath Elder Services to provide support and resources to family caregivers.