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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 / November 6, 2020
What extra challenges do family caregivers face if a loved one lives alone, especially during the pandemic? Caregiving MetroWest offers caregivers one-on-one support.

By DebraMcDonagh / November 3, 2020
During National Caregiving Month, we are excited to share this post from guest blogger, Kara Harvey. Ms. Harvey is CEO and co-founder of Elder-Well Franchise System. She has spent more than 20 years helping make the lives of seniors better. Kara shares with us the benefits that the caregiver receives. when placing a loved one in adult day care.

By DebraMcDonagh / October 13, 2020
The Elder-Well ® Adult Day Program, a new social model adult day franchise program, is scheduled to open in Natick in mid-October 2020, under the direction of co-founders Kara and Ken Harvey. The Harveys previously ran an adult day program in Wayland at The Constance Rose House.

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 / 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.

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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.