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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.


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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 / October 25, 2017
In the latest entry in our Q&A series with experts in fields related to caregiving, we discuss the benefits and concerns of having your loved one participate in a clinical trial and a new resource, Clara Health, that can help caregivers and their loved ones find clinical trials for the conditions they are dealing with and help guide them through the process. Providing insight is Lilly Stairs, who is the Head of Patient Advocacy at Clara Health.

By Douglas Flynn / October 17, 2017
The MetroWest Alzheimer's Partnership will host its Fall Forum on Saturday, November 4 at the Callahan Center in Framingham. The forum, entitled "A Caregiver's Story: Lessons of the Journey," will feature a presentation by Deborah Strafuss, author of: On Angels' Wings: A Journey Through Alzheimer's with My Mother."

By Douglas Flynn / October 17, 2017
More and more grandparents are raising their grandchildren, which creates its own set of challenges, concerns and issues. There is support available to help you through your caregiving journey, including a support group from the Wayside Youth and Family Support Network for grandparents support group at the Framingham Family Resource Center.

By Douglas Flynn / October 16, 2017
Caregiving MetroWest provides help in finding resources, information and support for LGBT caregivers.

By Douglas Flynn / October 10, 2017
In our latest Caregiving Chronicles Q&A, we discuss the benefits and concerns of pet ownership and pet therapy for older adults and caregivers with Juanita Allen Kingsley of the Natick VNA.

By Douglas Flynn / October 2, 2017
Caregiving MetroWest Program Manager Douglas Flynn and BayPath Elder Services Caregiver Specialist Alicia Rego will be teaching another offering of the Savvy Caregiver workshop this fall in Wayland.

By Douglas Flynn / September 27, 2017
The Franklin Senior Center will host the WMRC Senior Expo on Friday, October 6, with the event featuring live entertainment, health information, screenings and flu shot, prize giveaways, a luncheon and a senior fashion show.

By Douglas Flynn / September 27, 2017
Navigating through the waves of grief after the loss of a loved one can be difficult with its many undercurrents and difficult terrain. A six- or eight-week adult support group is often helpful as you maneuver into this uncharted territory. The West River Hospice Bereavement Program offers support groups that are facilitated by professional staff who understand that some people participate by talking and others by listening.

By Douglas Flynn / September 14, 2017
Framingham's Kellie Moore epitomizes the dedication of caregivers in BayPath's Adult Family Care Program, and has been chosen to receive a Community Living Recognition Award at the annual Massachusetts Shared Living/Adult Family Care Conference at the Best Western Royal Plaza in Marlborough on Sept. 26.

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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.