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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 / April 20, 2018
If you are caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, there are some educational events upcoming in the area that could be helpful.

By Douglas Flynn / December 19, 2017
The latest offering of our Savvy Caregiver training workshop held its sixth and final class on December 11, with nine more area caregivers successfully completing the class at the Sudbury Senior Center.

By Douglas Flynn / September 6, 2017
If you or your parent is a veteran or is the surviving spouse of a veteran, Orchard Hill Assisted Living in Sudbury is hosting and informational "Veterans Benefit Workshop" on Monday, September 11.

By Douglas Flynn / March 31, 2017
Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services and the Sudbury Senior Center have teamed up to provide support to those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another dementia with a monthly memory café. "The Comfort Food Caring Café" will hold its next session on Monday, April 4.

By Douglas Flynn / March 28, 2017
The Sudbury Senior Center is offering several resources to help people struggling with hoarding or whose loved ones are dealing with hoarding issues, with a presentation on Friday, March 31 and a support group welcoming new members starting on April 7.

By Douglas Flynn / February 15, 2017
The Create a Better Day Cafe in Marlborough and the Comfort Food Caring Cafe in Sudbury continue to provide support to those caring for a loved one with Alzheimer's or another dementia, with next sessions set for Feb. 26 and 27, respectively.

By Douglas Flynn / January 6, 2017
The Sudbury Senior Center will be offering a bereavement support group in the coming months, beginning January 9 and running through June 12.

By Douglas Flynn / December 20, 2016
Two of the area's memory cafes have some scheduling notes for the upcoming meetings. The Create A Better Day Cafe in Marlborough will note be meeting in December due to the Christmas holiday, while the Comfort Food Caring Cafe in Sudbury will now meet on the fourth Monday of each month, starting on January 23 from 12-2 p.m.

By Douglas Flynn / November 22, 2016
COME 2 B Dementia Friendly, a program of BayPath Elder Services, has expanded into Westborough and Sudbury, and new Community Coordinator Sue Longmoore explains how the program helps communities be more welcoming and inclusive toward people with dementia and their caregivers.

By Douglas Flynn / November 15, 2016
Pleasantries Adult Day and Consulting Services will be offering new sessions at two memory cafes in the coming weeks. The Create A Better Day Cafe will hold its next session on Sunday, November 27 at Pleasantries in Marlborough. The Caring Cafe will hold its next session at the Sudbury Senior Center on Friday, December 2. These cafes are unique programs offering both caregivers of people with Alzheimer's or another dementia and their loved ones a chance for some respite and socialization.

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Caregiving MetroWest is a no-cost program of BayPath Elder Services, Inc. and was made possible in part by grants from the MetroWest Health Foundation.

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