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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 / July 19, 2021
DID YOU KNOW, the Alzheimer's Association, Massachusetts/New Hampshire Chapter provides Care Consultations that are at no cost to families? It can be a lifeline to family caregivers. LEARN MORE>>

By DebraMcDonagh / June 21, 2021
we are sharing this reminder from MetroWest Medical Center on the most basic health tips to protect you and your loved ones from preventable summer health issues.

By DebraMcDonagh / May 27, 2021
Some 2 million older adults age 65 plus have reported they didn’t have enough to eat in the last seven days. This article from the Food Research & Action Center explains more and also offers solutions.

By DebraMcDonagh / May 19, 2021
The Alzheimer's Association offers many webinars to help Caregivers and those with a form of dementia, learn more about the disease, and how to improve coping skills. We have listed a few upcoming webinars.

By DebraMcDonagh / May 6, 2021
Many are fully vaccinated, but a lot await their second dose. What side effects are most common with each brand of the vaccine?

By DebraMcDonagh / April 8, 2021
The 2021 theme for National Minority Health Month is #VaccineReady. The focus is to empower communities to get the facts about COVID-19 vaccines and share that accurate vaccine information with family, neighbors, and friends.

By DebraMcDonagh / April 7, 2021
Alcoholism, like many addictions, still faces stigma and shame for the individual who is suffering. This can change, learn how. >>

By DebraMcDonagh / March 16, 2021
We all have different food preferences and different dietary needs, especially as we age. But it is still important to learn about basic nutrition so that we can pick the foods we enjoy but ensure that they also keep us healthy!

By DebraMcDonagh / March 5, 2021
What if I take medication every day? Do I have to stop? Can I still get the vaccine? Will the vaccine affect test results, like a mammogram? Only your doctor can say for sure, but this is what some medical experts had to say.

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.

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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.