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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 7, 2014
November is National Family Caregivers Month, and there's no better time to recognize and celebrate all that the millions of caregivers do every day for their loved ones.

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 17, 2014
State Senator Karen Spilka will host her annual Senior Health and Wellness Fair Saturday, Oct. 18 at Keefe Tech in Framingham.

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.

By Douglas Flynn / October 3, 2014
Advocates' innovative telephone support group for family caregivers is still accepting new members for its 12-week fall program.

By Douglas Flynn / September 25, 2014
The latest entry in the Caregiving Chronicles blog Q&A series features nurses from the Natick VNA discussing the questions caregivers should ask before, during and after their loved one's visit to the doctor.

By Douglas Flynn / September 15, 2014
HESSCO Elder Services will host its 10th Annual Caregiver Conference at Lake Pearl Luciano's in Wrentham on September 23. Dr. Donna White will deliver the keynote speech on practical tips on how to manage stress.

By Douglas Flynn / September 7, 2014
Traditions of Wayland is offering an educational presentation on sleep disorders and ways for older adults to improve their sleep on Tuesday, September 9.

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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.