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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 / July 13, 2020
Testing is being targeted n communities across Massachusetts that have continued to see a higher number of residents testing positive for COVID-19. There is no charge for getting testing during this program.

By DebraMcDonagh / July 6, 2020
In response to COVID-19, and in recognition of the importance of support during difficult times, members of the Commission will be hosting Zoom support groups for grandparents raising grandchildren and relative caregivers living in Massachusetts. Read on for the schedule and for how to register

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!

By DebraMcDonagh / June 2, 2020
Are you living with a physical or mental health condition such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma, COPD, cancer, arthritis, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, or other ongoing health condition? Learn how to manage your health and improve your well-being in this FREE six-week workshop conducted on the phone.

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 / May 18, 2020
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts, along with Partners In Health, has created the COVID-19 Community Tracing Collaborative. The program focuses on reaching out to the contacts of confirmed positive COVID-19 patients to help others who have been potentially exposed to the virus. When the MA COVID Team calls, you can do your part by answering the phone and providing helpful information that will help flatten and reduce the curve in Massachusetts.

By DebraMcDonagh / May 13, 2020
The National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) is honoring this awareness month by revealing just how many millions of Americans deal with some form of mental illness every day.

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 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 / 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.

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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.