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News and analysis on caregiving topics in MetroWest and beyond.

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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 / April 1, 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, adds an extra layer of stress to being a family caregiver. Here is some advice and some coping techniques.

By DebraMcDonagh / March 16, 2020
As coronavirus spreads, there are more questions than answers. This resource from Harvard Medical School will provide regular updates, working with the CDC and the World Health Organization. It is an informative resource for you to save in your favorites.

By DebraMcDonagh / February 29, 2020
Most caregivers have probably heard about burnout, but that many are unfamiliar with the concept of compassion fatigue or how these two conditions differ. This post will define how to proactively spot the signs of each and provides tips and resources to support you if you develop either.

By DebraMcDonagh / February 20, 2020
Each February, the National Institute of Health - National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and The Heart Truth® celebrate American Heart Month by motivating Americans to adopt healthy lifestyles to prevent heart disease.

By DebraMcDonagh / December 16, 2019
Conference is held for Healthy Living Program Coordinators and others in the senior aging community. The goal of this event is to celebrate accomplishments and share knowledge among colleagues so that the information for future promotional efforts of Healthy Living programming within our communities.

By DebraMcDonagh / December 10, 2019
While the official Flu Vaccine Awareness Week is December 1-7, it's not too late to get your flu shot!

By DebraMcDonagh / November 21, 2019
Presented by Speaker: Dr. Albert Hung, MD, PhD Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital

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 DebraMcDonagh / October 7, 2019
Co-sponsored by Senator Karen Spilka, MetroWest Medical Center and the MetroWest Health Foundation, the Senior Fair offers a variety of workshops and presentations about senior health programs, benefits and wellness activities. Representatives from local health care and elder services organizations will share information on services and opportunities in MetroWest.

By DebraMcDonagh / September 23, 2019
Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. Learn how you can prevent falls and feel more confident with your balance and agility levels.

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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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BayPath Elder Services, Inc.'s Family Caregiver Support Program and Caregiving MetroWest are grateful for the generous support of our community partner, Avidia Bank, which helps us continue to give area family caregivers the information, resources and support they need.