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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 Douglas Flynn / November 21, 2017
Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services is offering an Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia Care Seminar for professionals interested in becoming certified dementia practitioners on Dec. 9 in Marlborough.

By Douglas Flynn / November 17, 2017
November is National Family Caregivers Month. Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 29 as we mark the occasion with an evening to provide information for caregivers and offer some well-deserved appreciation for all that they do.

By Douglas Flynn / June 12, 2017
The Solomon Pond Mall in Marlborough is hosting a day of support for caregivers with over 20 Elder Care agencies scheduled to gather together to provide the resources to ease your transition into caring for a loved one. The Caregivers Support Day event will be held on Saturday, June 17 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

By Douglas Flynn / March 23, 2017
West River Hospice is offering a new bereavement support group in Marlborough this spring. "Circle of Healing" is a six-week program meeting each Tuesday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Marlborough Council on Aging through April 25.

By Douglas Flynn / March 8, 2017
The MetroWest Alzheimer's Partnership, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter will offer a free forum on “Continued Conversations about Dementia,” on Saturday, April 1 beginning at the Marlborough Senior Center.

By Douglas Flynn / February 15, 2017
The Create a Better Day Cafe in Marlborough and the Comfort Food Caring Cafe in Sudbury continue to provide support to those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another dementia, with next sessions set for Feb. 26 and 27, respectively.

By Douglas Flynn / February 10, 2017
On Saturday, March 4, at the Marlborough Senior Center, the Marlborough COME 2 B Dementia Friendly team will be presenting its survey results, along with the tentative 2017 plan for making Marlborough a dementia-friendly community.

By Douglas Flynn / February 8, 2017
The Alzheimer's Association will hold an education forum on "Effective Communication Strategies for People with Dementia" at Pleasantries Adult Day Services in Marlborough on February 28. 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 30, 2016
The Alzheimer's Association of Massachusetts/New Hampshire is offering a number of educational events in Framingham, Millis, Milford and Marlborough in the coming months.

By Douglas Flynn / December 20, 2016
Two of the area's memory cafes have some scheduling notes for the upcoming meetings. The Create A Better Day Cafe in Marlborough will note be meeting in December due to the Christmas holiday, while the Comfort Food Caring Cafe in Sudbury will now meet on the fourth Monday of each month, starting on January 23 from 12-2 p.m.

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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.