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Caregiving Chronicles

News and analysis on caregiving topics in MetroWest and beyond.

Caregiving Chronicles


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.

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By Douglas Flynn / December 15, 2016
Anyone caring for a loved one at home with memory challenges is invited to attend a free workshop entitled "The Glass Is Half Full" on Thursday, January 19 at the Callahan Center in Framingham.

By Douglas Flynn / December 12, 2016
Just in time for the holiday season, family caregivers in Massachusetts received some good news on Monday, as Governor Charlie Baker signed the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) Act into law.

By Douglas Flynn / December 8, 2016
The Alzheimer's Association will hold an education forum on "Effective Communication Strategies for People with Dementia" at Heritage at Framingham Senior Living on January 5. Learn about how communication takes place when someone has Alzheimer's, how to learn to decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia, and how to identify strategies to help you connect and communicate at each stage of the disease.

By Douglas Flynn / December 1, 2016
The Ashland Senior Center is introducing a new program, "TWO TOGETHER," designed to help seniors with memory issues to enjoy conversation and activities offered at the senior center with a trained volunteer to accompany them.

By Douglas Flynn / November 22, 2016
COME 2 B Dementia Friendly, a program of BayPath Elder Services, has expanded into Westborough and Sudbury, and new Community Coordinator Sue Longmoore explains how the program helps communities be more welcoming and inclusive toward people with dementia and their caregivers.

By Douglas Flynn / November 15, 2016
Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services will be offering new sessions at two memory cafes in the coming weeks. The Create A Better Day Cafe will hold its next session on Sunday, November 27 at Pleasantries in Marlborough. The Caring Cafe will hold its next session at the Sudbury Senior Center on Friday, December 2. These cafes are unique programs offering both caregivers of people with Alzheimer's or another dementia and their loved ones a chance for some respite and socialization.

By Douglas Flynn / November 14, 2016
The Hudson Senior Center is offering Friendly Chat, a program where you can call and talk to someone about your day and your life. They are there just to talk.

By Douglas Flynn / November 9, 2016
Many of the millions of family caregivers in the nation are caring for a loved one who served, and Friday’s approaching Veterans Day holiday is a good time to highlight some of the resources available to veterans and their caregivers.

By Douglas Flynn / November 1, 2016
BayPath Elder Services, Inc.'s Family Caregiver Support Program and Caregiving MetroWest will host a special event for area caregivers as part of our celebration of National Family Caregivers Month. Join us for a free, informational coffee hour on November 18 at our Marlborough office.

By Douglas Flynn / October 28, 2016
The Sudbury Senior Center will be offering a bereavement support group in the coming months, beginning January 9 and running through June 12.

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