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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 / February 11, 2021
As of 2/11/21, if you are assisting a MA resident 75+ to their COVID-19 vaccine appointment, you can also make an appointment to get vaccinated. Appointments must be on the same day at one of the MA mass vaccination sites.

By DebraMcDonagh / January 28, 2021
An article from the Boston Globe that answers some common questions that many of us have about the Coronavirus vaccine. By Alexa Gagosz Globe Staff, Updated January 27, 2021, 5:35 p.m.

By DebraMcDonagh / January 27, 2021
Many family caregivers find themselves already stretched to capacity, so improving your diet may feel like an impossibility. But read on for some easy to incorporate ideas from BayPath Elder Services registered dietitian/nutritionist Traci Robidoux, RD, LDN

By DebraMcDonagh / January 26, 2021
Caring for a loved one with dementia? This training series is for active caregivers of a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia.

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 / December 16, 2020
Multiple support groups for People Living with Dementia and for Caregivers

By DebraMcDonagh / December 9, 2020
Guidance from Mass.gov and Secretary Marylou Sudders for families of those in long-term and congregate care facilities.

By DebraMcDonagh / October 2, 2020
This Program, sponsored by the Sherborn Council On Aging, is for you if you are feeling alone, isolated, experiencing virus fatigue, recently retired, have had a life changing event and/or are interested in improving your fitness and wellness.

By DebraMcDonagh / August 3, 2020
Due to the pandemic, the Sudbury Senior Center remains closed but is expanding its offerings via ZOOM! Programs include two Caregving Support Groups: 1) Virtual Group for Care Partners and Loved Ones with Dementia, and 2) Family Caregiver Support Group. Now more than ever, we need to find new ways to reach out for help. Consider joining these classes if you are at home caring for a loved one.

By DebraMcDonagh / June 22, 2020
A collaboration between the Council on Aging in Framingham, a group of volunteers call Mask Buddies, provided over 150 masks for BayPath's home-delivered meals consumers!

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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.