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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 / January 29, 2015
Advocates will be offering CareGiver Telephone Connections, a free, 12-week support group conducted by telephone, again in February for family caregivers of older adults.

By Douglas Flynn / January 13, 2015
Roberta Carson discusses how she has taken the lessons she learned while caring for her son during his 27-month battle with a terminal brain tumor and used them to develop the ZaggoCare System to help other caregivers become better informed and more effective in their care of their loved ones.

By Douglas Flynn / December 10, 2014
Sudbury Senior Center is hosting an event called "Coping with Grief and the Holidaze" on Wednesday, Dec. 17.

By Douglas Flynn / December 5, 2014
Winter's official start doesn't come until later this month, but the cold weather has already arrived. Learn about the preparations caregivers should make to keep their loved ones safe throughout the winter.

By Douglas Flynn / November 21, 2014
Pleasantries Adult Day Services in Marlborough will be offering its latest session of the Create A Better Day Cafe on Sunday, Nov. 23 from 1-3 p.m. The Cafe provides a chance for caregivers caring for someone with Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia to enjoy a relaxing and entertaining day with their loved one in a welcoming environment at no cost.

By Douglas Flynn / November 10, 2014
The Veterans Affairs Caregiver Support Line is offering live meditation activities every Wednesday during National Family Caregivers Month.

By Douglas Flynn / October 31, 2014
Heritage at Framingham Senior Living Community is offering informational events in the coming weeks covering downsizing and selling a house and learning the differences between inpatient and outpatient status.

By Douglas Flynn / October 21, 2014
Depression is a serious, but often misunderstood, medical condition affecting many older adults and caregivers. In our latest Q&A, Pamela Fishman, a social worker at the Natick VNA, addresses some of the key issues surrounding this illness.

By Douglas Flynn / October 13, 2014
The "Options for Older Adults" housing fair will be held at the Natick Community-Senior Center on Thursday, Oct. 16, with information on senior housing options, more than 30 exhibitors and a series of free educational sessions.

By Douglas Flynn / October 10, 2014
Family caregivers caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's have new sources of support, with the Alzheimer's Association offering a free "Care Consultation" program and Hearthstone Alzheimer Care offering free trainings in the "I'm Still Here" approach to caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's at home.

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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.