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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 / February 29, 2020
Most caregivers have probably heard about burnout, but that many are unfamiliar with the concept of compassion fatigue or how these two conditions differ. This post will define how to proactively spot the signs of each and provides tips and resources to support you if you develop either.

By DebraMcDonagh / February 21, 2020
Over 300 BayPath volunteers serve older citizens in 14 MetroWest communities. Pegg Mancuso-Rowe has been involved in the Healthy Living Program for over 11 years and has been a dedicated volunteer with BayPath’s Healthy Living Program for approximately eight years, co-leading as many as 10 or more workshops per year.

By DebraMcDonagh / February 20, 2020
Each February, the National Institute of Health - National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and The Heart Truth® celebrate American Heart Month by motivating Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease.

By DebraMcDonagh / January 30, 2020
A FREE 6-week class at the Natick Community-Senior Center, starting March 31,2020. POWERFUL TOOLS FOR CAREGIVERS helps caregivers learn to take better care of themselves while caring for a friend or relative.

By DebraMcDonagh / January 23, 2020
The Census is much more than just a headcount. Census data is used to decide how to spend federal funds on critical public services, such as: number of first responders, elderly supportive housing, hospitals, senior centers, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), property tax breaks for older adults, and more.

By DebraMcDonagh / January 22, 2020
Are you a member of the LGBT+ community and are worried about seeking health care for age-related issues? Do you have new or worsening symptoms but are nervous about going to the doctor alone? Join the JFS Ally Navigator program and bring an Ally with you!

By DebraMcDonagh / December 24, 2019
We often think of today's technology as too advanced for the older adults in our lives. However, that is not always the case. While the "gadgets" may be new, the concepts are from their time! Check out the most obvious tech trend that your grands or great grands are well used to!

By DebraMcDonagh / December 17, 2019
We're excited to share that every $2.50 Community Bag purchased in December at the Stop & Shop located at 19 Temple Street, Framingham, BayPath will receive a $1 donation! #giveback #dogood

By DebraMcDonagh / December 16, 2019
Conference is held for Healthy Living Program Coordinators and others in the senior aging community. The goal of this event is to celebrate accomplishments and share knowledge among colleagues so that the information for future promotional efforts of Healthy Living programming within our communities.

By DebraMcDonagh / December 11, 2019
BayPath Elder Services & the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School continue our latest collaboration, The Pathways Cafe! Epicurean Room, 215 Fitchburg St, Marlborough

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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.