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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 / December 21, 2020
Running through January 30, 2021. A virtual group of 10-12 of your fellow caregivers with guided discussion of your reactions to the pandemic, and strategies on coping skills and ways to manage stress.

By DebraMcDonagh / June 1, 2020
Massachusetts has produced a very informative two-page flyer detailing what it means to be a caregiver, determining if you are one, and how to get the support you need to do the best job you can in providing care for a loved one.

By DebraMcDonagh / March 5, 2020
DUE TO ON-GOING CONCERNS ABOUT CORONAVIRUS - CLASSES HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. A FREE six-session training series for family and friends who are active caregivers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.

By DebraMcDonagh / November 18, 2019
Only other caregivers understand what it is like to care for someone with dementia. Meets the third Wednesday of every month from 2pm -3pm Natick Community Senior Center 117 East Central Street Natick, MA  01760

By User / November 14, 2019
1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month 10:30 am - Noon Unitarian Universalist Church, 11 Washington Street, Sherborn

By DebraMcDonagh / September 3, 2019
Three educational workshops from the Alzheimer Association in the MetroWest area starting in October.

By DebraMcDonagh / August 7, 2019
If you are caring for someone with Alzheimer's or another form of dementia, you may feel overwhelmed or uncertain as to the best approaches to use when caring for someone suffering from this disease. Since time is always an issue for a caregiver, we wanted to share that the Alzheimer's Association offers 14 FREE Courses that you can take ONLINE at any time.

By DebraMcDonagh / July 29, 2019
The program is sometimes referred to as Adult Foster Care, providing eligible individuals, who are already MassHealth Standard or MassHealth CommonHealth members, with the opportunity to select a caregiver of their choosing. Click to learn more!

By DebraMcDonagh / July 22, 2019
How can you breakdown the walls of stigma and fear-based reactions by creating 'teachable moments' that will help family & friends understand that dementia is not something to fear or be uncomfortable with, but rather something they should be supportive of?

By DebraMcDonagh / June 27, 2019
The Savvy Caregiver Program is a FREE six-session training series for family and friends who are active caregivers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia. Starting August 22nd for 6 weeks on Thursdays 12:00 – 2:00

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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.