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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 12, 2022
A new calendar year is when many of us think about how we want to be spending our time. In addition to resolutions, caregivers and older adults should think about creating a bucket list of things they would enjoy in 2022.  Caregivers, how about including self-care and things you can enjoy with your loved one?

By DebraMcDonagh / October 13, 2020
The Elder-Well ® Adult Day Program, a new social model adult day franchise program, is scheduled to open in Natick in mid-October 2020, under the direction of co-founders Kara and Ken Harvey. The Harveys previously ran an adult day program in Wayland at The Constance Rose House.

By DebraMcDonagh / December 10, 2018
Holidays can be a time of joy, gratitude, and love. But, for many of us, preparing for the holidays can also put even more tasks and responsibilities on our already full plates. We have compiled a few ideas for tackling holiday planning in a way that you too can enjoy them.

By Douglas Flynn / January 17, 2018
The Hopkinton Senior Center is offering a caregiver support group for anyone who helps or assists an elder loved one. The support group provides an opportunity for learning and a space for sharing your concerns with others who are facing similar challenges.

By Douglas Flynn / December 15, 2016
In our latest Q&A, the Caregiving Chronicles blog discusses some of the issues caregivers may face during the holiday season, particularly if they are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia. Providing insight and some helpful links to further information is Judith Boyko, MBA, MS, RN, who has served as the CEO of Century Health Systems since it was established in 2001.

By Douglas Flynn / December 11, 2015
In our latest Q&A, the Caregiving Chronicles blog discusses the many issues caregivers can face in caring for a loved one, dealing with relatives and looking after themselves during the holiday season in a conversation with Century Health Services CEO Judith Boyko, MBA, MS, RN.

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.

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 19, 2014
With the holiday season upon us, here are some tips for caregivers facing what can be a stressful situation for many.

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.

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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.