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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 / October 26, 2021
Free webinars that you can watch anytime, from AARP.

By DebraMcDonagh / May 6, 2021
Many are fully vaccinated, but a lot await their second dose. What side effects are most common with each brand of the vaccine?

By DebraMcDonagh / March 5, 2021
What if I take medication every day? Do I have to stop? Can I still get the vaccine? Will the vaccine affect test results, like a mammogram? Only your doctor can say for sure, but this is what some medical experts had to say.

By Douglas Flynn / February 16, 2018
February is Black History Month. Here at Caregiving MetroWest, we’d like to take the time to recognize the African-Americans who provide so much care and comfort for their loved ones.

By Douglas Flynn / January 26, 2018
There was some good news for the nation’s family caregivers this week, as the Recognize, Assist, Include, Support and Engage (RAISE) Family Caregivers Act was signed into law. This new law directs the Department of Health and Human Services to create an advisory council charged with making recommendations on the strategy to support family caregivers by addressing financial and workplace issues, respite care and other ways to support caregivers.

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

By Douglas Flynn / December 14, 2015
In our latest Caregiving Chronicles blog Q&A, we sit down with AARP Massachusetts State Director Mike Festa to discuss his organization's focus on supporting family caregivers and how AARP is attempting to accomplish that.

By Douglas Flynn / March 5, 2015
A new AARP survey shows strong desire to see Congress improve the resources available to family caregivers, but federal funding is headed in the opposite direction.

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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.